Nigeria’s energy supply sector is set to receive a huge boost with the announcement of a contract awarded to engineering solutions company, KBR.

The award, given by UTM Offshore Limited, is set to support the development of Nigeria’s first ever Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.

With 40 years of experience within the LNG sector, KBR will be responsible for a multi-disciplined due diligence review of the Pre-Front End Engineering Design, being completed by Japanese engineering company, JGC.

Jay Ibrahim, KBR President of Sustainable Technology Solutions, said, “We’re excited by the opportunity to support UTM Offshore and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to drive Nigeria’s wider energy ambitions.”

The FLNG facility is projected to produce 1.2m tonnes of FLNG per year and will be developed in collaboration with LNG Investment Management Services.

LNG is seen as key in the drive towards a lower carbon future, supporting UTM Offshore’s vision to contribute to decarbonisation in Nigeria.