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    JGC, Technip Energies, KBR win FEED contract for Nigeria FLNG project


The FLNG facility is being developed by UTM Offshore. [Image: JGC]

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JGC, Technip Energies, KBR win FEED contract for Nigeria FLNG project

A consortium of Japan’s JGC Corporation, France's Technip Energies and US-based KBR has been awarded the contract by UTM Offshore for the front end engineering and design (FEED) of a floating LNG (FLNG) facility off Nigeria, the African Energy Chamber said on November 16 in a statement.

“With the signed contract, the development of the FLNG facility in block OML 204 offshore Nigeria will kick off, enabling the west African country to maximise the exploitation of stranded gas resources in a sustainable manner while contributing to the Nigerian government’s agenda of reducing flaring and optimizing environmental sustainability,” African Energy Chamber said.

Abuja-based UTM is undertaking the development, design, and construction of an FLNG facility with a nameplate production capacity of 1.2mn metric tons/year and a storage capacity of 200,000 m3, as well as ancillary facilities to be located 60 km from the shore of Akwa Ibom state.

JGC Corporation in a separate statement issued on November 18 said it will be primarily responsible for the topside design, while Technip Energies will be responsible for the hull and the mooring system design.

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) had in July executed a head of terms with UTM to part-finance the project. This will be Nigeria’s first FLNG facility.