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Four global EPC contractors shortlisted to undertake FEED work for Kwispaa LNG project

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Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations have narrowed the field of bidders to complete front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on the proposed Kwispaa LNG project down to a shortlist of four. The project is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and is licensed to export up to 24 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG for 25 years. Initial production of 12 mtpa is expected to begin in 2024.

Following an expression of interest process, four EPC contractors have been shortlisted. They are: Black & Veatch / Samsung Heavy Industries / PCL Industrial Management Inc.; CB&I / Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC); KBR; and TechnipFMC. Invitations to tender are expected to be issued in 2Q18. From there, two successful bidders will be selected to carry out FEED for Kwispaa LNG, including At-Shore LNG™ Topsides, Onshore Power Station, Pre-Treatment and Balance of Plant components, starting in 3Q18.

“Our expression of interest process attracted a number of proposals from leaders in LNG facilities EPC,” said Steelhead LNG Vice President, Technical Alex Brigden. “We are very pleased to have these internationally recognised EPC contractors compete to provide their expertise as we continue to progress the Kwispaa LNG project into FEED.”

Brigden also noted that Hyundai Heavy Industries has been provisionally nominated as the hull fabrication contractor for EPC of two At-Shore LNG hulls – for a total value of approximately US$500 million – to support the initial production capacity of Kwispaa LNG. Hyundai Heavy Industries will collaborate with successful EPC contractors to execute FEED studies.

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