KBR Selected for pre-NTP on Canadian Woodfibre LNG Project
Woodfibre LNG said December 6 KBR has been selected to carry out Pre-Notice to Proceed (Pre-NTP) services for the company’s 2.1mn metric tons/year LNG project on British Columbia’s Squamish Inlet.
The selection of KBR for the Pre-NTP work follows the successful completion of a competitive front-end engineering design (FEED) process for the project, in which KBR was selected over JGC America. The Pre-NTP services will be carried out by KBR’s operating centres in Houston and Edmonton, and will include additional FEED work and cost optimisation as well as a proposal for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. Woodfibre hopes to start the EPC phase of the project in mid-2018.
“The successful completion of FEED and now the selection of KBR to carry out Pre-NTP services are all important steps in moving the Woodfibre LNG project forward,” Woodfibre country manager Byng Giraud said. “We look forward to reaching our next project development milestone – the awarding of an EPC contract in 2018.”
Besides the launch of the Pre-NTP work, Woodfibre is also working through a number of other aspects of the project, spokeswoman Jennifer Siddon told NGW, including technical work at the Squamish site, various permitting and other requirements, and the terms and conditions of an EPC contract.
“We are also working to address some BC LNG industry competitiveness issues,” she said. The provincial government in BC is leading a competitiveness review to assess why projects in other jurisdictions are able to move ahead even when prices are down while projects in BC are being cancelled or delayed.