VANCOUVER, B.C. – LNG Canada announced this morning that a request for proposals that was issued a year ago, the company has shortlisted two potential engineering, procurement and construction contractors for the chance to build the company’s proposed LNG export facility in Kitimat.
The company shortlisted the partnership of TechnipFMC plc and KBR, Inc., and another partnership comprised of JGC Corporation and Fluor Corporation. LNG Canada said it intends to select the preferred contractor sometime later this year. Negotiations will begin immediately with the two EPC contractors to determine the most commercially competitive proposal.
After the company delayed making a final investment decision in 2016, LNG Canada says that it used the delay period to issue an RFP to identify a preferred EPC contractor willing to build the proposed project on a lump sum basis.
“This process is critical in LNG Canada’s pursuit of the level of competitiveness required to support a future final investment decision by our joint venture participants,” said Andy Calitz, CEO of LNG Canada. “A tremendous amount of time and effort has been invested by the four EPC consortia, as well as by LNG Canada’s internal review team, and I thank them all for their contributions to the RFP process thus far. While this is a significant milestone, work remains to be done to deliver a globally cost competitive project that is well positioned to take a final investment decision. We look forward to working closely with TechnipFMC plc and KBR, Inc. and JGC Corporation and Fluor Corporation to advance our project in British Columbia that will benefit the regional, provincial and national economy.”