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Bechtel awards Chart B.C. contract

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Bechtel has awarded Chart Industries Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Chart Energy & Chemicals Inc., a contract to provide Chart's proprietary IPSMR® liquefaction technology and C450IMR LNG standard liquefaction plant equipment for the FortisBC Tilbury Expansion Project in British Columbia, Canada.

Bechtel will execute the engineering, procurement and construction for FortisBC and utilise Chart E&C as its process technology partner and key equipment supplier.

The project order is in excess of US$ 40 million. The Tilbury expansion is expected to begin LNG production in the third quarter of 2016.

The Tilbury Expansion will be designed to produce nominally 0.25 million tpa for transportation fuel and as an important energy source for remote communities and for the marketplace in British Columbia.

Chart E&C's vertically integrated equipment manufacturing model provides the FortisBC project greater schedule certainty and efficient capital cost. The project will benefit from improved operating efficiency from Chart E&C's proprietary single mixed refrigerant liquefaction technology IPSMR®.

Mike Durkin, President of Chart E&C, said: "Both Chart and Bechtel have a shared commitment to providing customers with a cost efficient, safe alternative to diesel and other distillate fuels. We look forward to delivering this project and continuing our relationship with Bechtel and FortisBC to support their LNG growth initiatives."

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