Clough Signs LNG Canada EPC

First Major International Marine Contract

Mining specialist Clough has signed a contract with engineering firm JGC Fluor for the development of the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia.
Described as a “significant” engineering, procurement and construction contract, the deal will cover work for loadout line trestle on the project.
“We are extremely pleased by the award of this scope. This project award also represents Clough’s first major international marine contract since 2010,” Peter Bennett, CEO of Clough, said.

Design Phase Via Calgary
Delivery of the design phase of the EPC contract will be overseen by a project team initially based in Clough’s Calgary office. Following completion of this work a second phase will be mobilised via the firm’s Kitimat site, preparing the groundwork for the construction phase.
Based in Australia, Clough is a wholly-owned subsidiary of multinational group Murray & Roberts. The firm is focused on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions.
Project developer JGC Fluor has awarded more than 35 contracts to date for the LNG Canada project, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation, with 18 pending until July 2020.        

Breakbulk activity for the ambitious LNG Canada project is expected to ramp up next year as its four joint venture participants gear up for the construction of two LNG trains, with capacity to produce 14 million tonnes of LNG per year.
“Kitimat was chosen as the ideal location for the facility due to the easy access to abundant, low-cost natural gas from British Columbia’s vast resources. The location also benefits from a relatively short shipping distance to north Asia, one of the fastest growing gas markets in the world,” a spokesperson for lead joint venture partner Shell said.
The project is 40 percent owned by Shell, with Petronas holding a 25 percent stake, PetroChina and Mitsubishi Corp. holding 15 percent each and KOGAS the remaining 5 percent.