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IHI E&C awarded Elba Island EPC contract

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Kinder Morgan Inc.’s subsidiaries, Elba Liquefaction Company L.L.C and Southern LNG Company L.L.C, have awarded IHI E&C a contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and startup of Kinder Morgan's natural gas liquefaction project at Elba Island, near Savannah, Georgia, US.

The Elba Liquefaction Project will consist of 10 Movable Modular Liquefaction System (MMLS) trains using Shell’s proprietary technology.  The units will connect to Kinder Morgan's existing regasification terminal at Elba Island, which will be modified to receive LNG from the new liquefaction facilities.

Kinder Morgan confirmed that Shell is the customer for 100% of the liquefaction capacity and ship-loading services being developed by the project. Upon completion, the Elba Liquefaction Project will process and liquefy a total of 2.5 million tpy of LNG.

Initial engineering, procurement and construction planning will be performed by IHI E&C's Houston office, while the project awaits approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Norman Holmes, President of Kinder Morgan's Southern Region Pipelines, said: "We are excited about this next step for our future LNG export project and look forward to working with IHI E&C to bring it to fruition."

Glyn Rodgers, IHI E&C President, added: "IHI E&C is very pleased to receive this award, following a period of FEED validation […] We and Kinder Morgan share the same quality, safety and performance objectives on making this project a huge success."

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