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Delfin announces new agreements related to FLNG partnership with SHI and Black & Veatch

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Delfin Midstream initiated cooperation with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Black & Veatch in 4Q18 and successfully completed a pre-front end engineering and design (FEED) study for a newbuild floating LNG (FLNG) vessel in 1H19. In parallel the parties have been developing a term sheet for a lump-sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract (LSTK EPCIC) for the construction and completion of the newbuild FLNG vessel.

The company has now announced it has entered into new agreements for FEED work with SHI and Black & Veatch. Delfin and its partners are on-track for completion of the engineering work, including a fully termed LSTK EPCIC by the middle of 2020, for the Delfin LNG project.

Commenting on the company’s progress Dudley Poston, CEO of Delfin said: “Having completed permitting work with a positive record of decision from the maritime administration and a 13 million tpy non-FTA DoE export licence, Delfin’s successful technical cooperation with two leaders in floating liquefaction, SHI and Black & Veatch, make the Delfin project one of the most advanced projects in the second wave.”

Wouter Pastoor, COO of Delfin, added: “We are very pleased to advance the collaboration with SHI and Black & Veatch. Both companies have been pioneering the FLNG space and have been involved in the vast majority of global FLNG projects. Since the Delfin FLNG Vessels are not producing from a reservoir, but purely liquefy standard ‘pipeline quality gas’, these FLNG Vessels lend themselves for low-cost and standardised solutions. Working with SHI and Black & Veatch, collaboratively offering a complete EPCIC wrap, enhances the robustness of our projects and marks another important step forward in the LNG industry.”

“Black & Veatch is excited to build on the work with SHI in support of Delfin’s leading edge efforts in the global LNG and FLNG space,” said Jim Schnieders, Black & Veatch’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Floating Oil & Gas Solutions and Oil & Gas - Asia. “With the proven onshore and offshore performance of Black & Veatch’s patented liquefaction technology, PRICO®, combined with SHI’s extensive history of shipbuilding and recent FLNG experience, the combined experience of the two companies in the floating liquefaction industry provides a unique integrated EPCIC solution that aligns well with Delfin’s innovative approach to the market.”

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