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    JGC-Fluor JV achieves final weld on LNG Canada Train 1


First of two 7mn tonnes/year liquefaction trains at LNG Canada moves closer to receiving first gas. [Image: Business Wire/Fluor]

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JGC-Fluor JV achieves final weld on LNG Canada Train 1

Global engineering firm Fluor said July 9 its JGC-Fluor joint venture had completed the final weld on Train One of the 14mn tonnes/year LNG Canada project at Kitimat, on Canada’s west coast.

Fluor and Japan’s JGC Corporation make up the JGC-Fluor JV, which is tasked with delivering multiple aspects of the LNG Canada project, including engineering, fabrication and delivery of modules and construction of the project’s infrastructure and utilities, marine structures and LNG storage tank.

The final weld took 48 hours of continuous work from teams of welders working in shifts, Fluor said. More than 380 welders have worked on the LNG Canada project since construction began in 2018.

“The significance of achieving the last weld to support Train One completion is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the JGC-Fluor project team, subcontractors and a skilled and dedicated workforce,” said Jim Breuer, president of Fluor’s energy solutions business. “We are now one step closer to the introduction of gas and start-up.”

LNG Canada is a consortium led by Shell (40%) with joint venture partners PETRONAS (25%), Petrochina (15%), Mitsubishi (15%) and Korea Gas (5%). First shipments are expected by the middle of next year.