KBR Inc. announced it has been awarded a near-shore floating LNG Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Lloyds Energy Ltd. Under this contract, KBR will provide integrated topsides and hull engineering design services for a nominal 2.5 million TPA floating natural gas liquefaction plant (FLNG). Start-up of the project facilities is expected to take place in 2019.
All LNG processing facilities, together with the associated utilities and power generation, will be located on the FLNG barges, which will be moored at the end of a new single jetty, about 3.5km in length. LNG storage will be in the barge hulls and loading will be via a separate LNG carrier berth at the end of the jetty.
"This is a significant milestone in KBR's FLNG industry strategy, and our relationship with Lloyds Energy complements our existing FEED experience for the Coral South FLNG project in Mozambique," said Jan Egil Braendeland, KBR President, Engineering & Construction for the Europe, Eurasia & Africa (EEA) region. "We look forward to working with Lloyds Energy so that together we may achieve their goal of developing strategically important near-shore FLNG projects across a range of locations."
Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO said, "Because of KBR's strong position within the LNG market, the company can satisfy the needs of our LNG customers, regardless of the phase of the project. KBR designs and manages projects, from concept through to construction and commissioning. This expertise underpins why KBR is responsible for one third of the world's operating LNG capacity, across a range of locations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Australia."
"The ultimate objective is to establish a program of multiple near-shore FLNG projects, based on one single and original design", said Konstantinos Mitropoulos, Lloyds Energy CEO.
"Our vision at Lloyds Energy is to successfully deliver, through near-shore FLNG technology, a viable alternative to traditional and capital intensive onshore LNG developments," Mitropoulos said. "Lloyds Energy is extremely pleased to be working with KBR on this exciting project. Both companies have experienced FLNG teams with full asset-cycle exposure, from concept development through to long term asset management. We are confident that we have chosen the best contractors in the industry to support this project."
The contract value was not disclosed. Expected revenue from the contract will be included in KBR's second quarter 2015 backlog of unfilled orders for its Engineering and Construction business lines. Work has already commenced and is expected to be completed in the first half of the first quarter 2016.