Pieridae Energy Limited has engaged Kellogg Brown & Root Ltd. (KBR) to perform a review of an amended version of the previously prepared front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the proposed Goldboro LNG facility.
KBR will also conduct an open-book estimate necessary for entering into a lump sum turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. Pieridae anticipates signing that contract in the coming months. The company expects to start construction activities in 2019 and ship first gas overseas to meet the expected global LNG shortfall in 2023/2024.
“We are extremely pleased with this development as it marks a major step in getting the Goldboro LNG facility built,” said Alfred Sorensen, Pieridae’s Chief Executive Officer. “This is Eastern Canada’s only fully permitted LNG facility with gas supplies, a pipeline route and an anchor customer. Goldboro LNG will create thousands of Canadian jobs and establish a solid global market for Canadian natural gas for years to come.”
“With the terms of an EPC contract due shortly, Pieridae will have met all of the criteria needed to move to a final investment decision on Goldboro,” added Sorensen.
“This initiative will reinvigorate dormant natural gas reserves in southern Alberta, potentially creating 1300 jobs alone in 2020 as drilling operations begin, along with field and office work. And in Nova Scotia, the Goldboro LNG facility will be the largest project ever built, employing 3500 men and women during construction, 30% of the province’s entire unionised workforce,” concluded Sorensen.
“The benefits of this project to Canadians are undeniable and we are excited to continue moving forward,” said Martin Bélanger, Senior Vice President Goldboro LNG. “We feel we can deliver a best-in-class design at a globally competitive price and ultimately build a world-class facility that all Canadians will benefit from for generations to come.”
“We are excited to be a part of this significant project with Pieridae Energy and to continue to grow and maintain a substantial presence in the Eastern Canadian Region,” said Farhan Mujib, KBR President, Hydrocarbons - Delivery Solutions. “This win is indicative of KBR's strategic commitment to increase LNG production globally, supporting the transition to a lower carbon economy.”
“We are looking forward to a close and collaborative relationship with Pieridae Energy to successfully deliver their LNG facility,” Mujib continued.
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