Oz McConnell Dowell Wins Philippines Terminal EPC Work
Fgen LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Gen Corporation, has awarded Australia’s McConnell Dowell an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a provisional offshore LNG terminal in Batangas City, Philippines, First Gen said on October 7.
The LNG project covers the conversion of an existing jetty into a multi-purpose jetty, and the construction of an onshore gas receiving facility. It represents the initial phase of the Fgen Batangas LNG project, First Gen said.
“We expect to finalise the documentation and to execute an EPC contract with McConnell Dowell in the next few days,” said Jonathan Russell, executive vice president of First Gen. The construction phase of the initial offshore project may begin within Q4 2020.
Fgen LNG is preparing to open a binding tender for a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), once the non-binding phase of its selection process is finished. BW Gas, GasLog LNG Services, and Hoegh LNG, have expressed interest in providing the vessel.
Tokyo Gas in a separate statement issued on October 7 said it has signed a joint cooperation agreement with Manila-listed First Gen on developing the Batangas LNG import terminal.