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German LNG Terminal completes EPC contractor pre-qualification process

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German LNG Terminal GmbH has announced that it has completed the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor pre-qualification process that began at the end of June 2019.

German LNG Terminal GmbH is the joint venture behind the LNG terminal project in Brunsbuettel, Germany. Following a careful selection process, four internationally operating EPC contractors have been shortlisted to continue the competitive tender process.

According to the statement, essential qualifications that have been assessed are as follows: safety track record; experience in design and construction of similar projects; awareness of German codes and practices; and financial strength. The shortlisted companies are:

  • Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios S.A. – Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A.
  • Hyundai Engineering Co. Ltd. – Korea Gas Corp.
  • Sacyr Fluor S.A. – Entrepose Contracting S.A.S. / VINCI Construction Grands Projets S.A.S. – Sacyr Somague S.A.
  • Tecnicas Reunidas S.A. – Heitkamp HIKB GmbH.

According to the statement, the EPC tender will close on 5 December this year, with the subsequent EPC contract award planned before the end of April 2020. The EPC scope consists of a jetty with two berths for LNG carriers ranging from 1000 to 265 000 m3, both with LNG unloading and loading capabilities, LNG storage tanks, LNG vaporisation and distribution facilities, for a total capacity up to 8 billion m3/yr.

German LNG Terminal claims the launch of the EPC tender is a significant step in the continued development of the project. Following the conclusion of the scoping phase at the end of July, the permit approval process is also gradually progressing. Serious commercial interest in the LNG terminal project is shown by heads of agreements (HOA) signed by major European and non-European LNG players.

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