A JV involving Foster Wheeler has been awarded a FEED contract to work on the LNG Canada Project in Kitimat, British Columbia.

The LNG Canada Project is planned as a phased development initially comprising two processing trains, each with a production capacity of approximately six million tonnes per annum of LNG, with an opportunity for an additional two trains. The release to proceed with the project execution phase is subject to regulatory approvals and a financial investment decision by LNG Canada, a milestone still a couple of years away.

Roberto Penno, Chief Executive Officer, Foster Wheeler Global Engineering and Construction Group, said, “We are delighted to confirm the award for this major LNG liquefaction development in British Columbia. As part of the CFSW JV, Foster Wheeler brings proven experience in modular design, fabrication and construction for LNG facilities in remote and challenging locations. Together with our joint venture partners, we look forward to working towards the successful design and delivery of this landmark project.”

“We are pleased to be working with Chiyoda, Foster Wheeler, Saipem and WorleyParsons, a group of companies who together have extensive experience in the liquefied natural gas industry,” said Andy Calitz, CEO, LNG Canada. “LNG Canada’s vision is to work collaboratively with First Nations, the local community and other stakeholders, to deliver a project that is safe, reliable and reflective of community interests, and I look forward to us working together to deliver this project’s expected benefits to the surrounding communities and all British Columbians.”

LNG Canada is comprised of Shell Canada Energy (50%), an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and affiliates of PetroChina (20%), Korea Gas Corporation (15%) and Mitsubishi Corporation (15%). This operating entity is incorporated and registered under the federal laws of Canada.