Lloyds Energy Ltd has awarded KBR Inc. a near-shore floating LNG (FLNG) Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract.
Under the contract, KBR will provide integrated topsides and hull engineering design services for a nominal 2.5 million tpy FLNG plant. Start-up of the project facilities is expected to take place in 2019.
All LNG processing facilities, together with the associated utilities and power generation, will be located on the FLNG barges, which will be moored at the end of a new single jetty. LNG storage will be in the barge hulls and loading will be via a separate LNG carrier berth at the end of the jetty.
"This is a significant milestone in KBR's FLNG industry strategy, and our relationship with Lloyds Energy complements our existing FEED experience for the Coral South FLNG project in Mozambique," said Jan Egil Braendeland, KBR President, Engineering & Construction for the Europe, Eurasia & Africa (EEA) region. "We look forward to working with Lloyds Energy so that together we may achieve their goal of developing strategically important near-shore FLNG projects across a range of locations."
Konstantinos Mitropoulos, Lloyds Energy CEO, said: "The ultimate objective is to establish a programme of multiple near-shore FLNG projects, based on one single and original design […] Our vision at Lloyds Energy is to successfully deliver, through near-shore FLNG technology, a viable alternative to traditional and capital intensive onshore LNG developments.
The contract value was not disclosed. Work is expected to be completed in the first half of 1Q16.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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