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CB&I wins Goldboro LNG FEED contract

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Pieridae Energy Canada (Pieridae) has awarded CB&I the contract for Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) for the Goldboro LNG export facility.

Goldboro LNG will consist of a processing plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG, including a marine jetty.

The LNG plant is anticipated to produce approximately 10 million tpa of LNG and have on-site storage capacity of 690 000 m3 of LNG.

The FEED phase will determine the layout of the facility and associated components, as well capital expenditures, which are currently estimated at US$ 8.3 billion.

Alfred Sorensen, President and CEO of  Pieridae, said: "Having received Environmental Assessment approval from Nova Scotia's Minister of Environment in March 2014, the selection of CB&I to undertake FEED is another important milestone towards designing and constructing Goldboro LNG.”

"CB&I has served the liquefied natural gas industry for more than 50 years, having led or participated in more than 350 LNG projects and studies in 45 countries and this award builds on that experience," said Patrick K. Mullen, President of CB&I's Engineering, Construction and Maintenance operating group. "We look forward to working with Pieridae on the Goldboro LNG project, which upon completion will serve as North America's closest mainland LNG export terminal to Europe and India."

Pieridae anticipates construction taking four years, with Goldboro LNG being commercially operational in 2020, pending receipt of all necessary regulatory and government permits and a positive final investment decision (FID) in 2015.

Pieridae is in advanced discussions with several natural gas producers, pipeline operators and LNG customers. In June 2013, Pieridae entered into a 20-year sales agreement with E.ON Global Commodities SE, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies, to deliver approximately 5 million tpa of LNG from Goldboro LNG to E.ON.

The company has submitted an application to the National Energy Board (NEB) to import up to 1 billion ft3/d of natural gas through the existing pipeline systems between Canada and the US, and export up to 1.4 billion ft3/d of natural gas, as LNG, from Goldboro, NS, to international markets.

Pieridae anticipates that, at its peak, the Goldboro LNG terminal will create up to 3500 jobs during construction and 200 full-time, permanent jobs during operations.

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