In October 2018, LNG Canada made a final investment decision to build its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. The project represents the largest energy investment in Canadian history.
The LNG export facility will liquefy surplus Canadian natural gas so it can be safely exported to help meet global energy demands. Fluor’s joint venture partnership with JGC Corporation will provide engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction for the project. COOEC-Fluor is providing module fabrication and assembly.
LNG Canada is a joint venture comprising Shell (40%), PETRONAS (25%), PetroChina (15%), Mitsubishi Corporation (15%) and KOGAS (5%).
The facility will initially export approximately 14 million tons per year of LNG from two processing units, or trains. The project includes the option to expand to four trains in the future.
The project will utilize a cost-effective modular construction approach. COOEC-Fluor is providing fabrication and assembly of more than 150 pre-assembled units and pre-assembled pipe rack modules for the project. The modules will be shipped from COOEC-Fluor’s fabrication yard in Zhuhai, China to the project site in Kitimat.
Fluor and JGC began site activities for the LNG Canada project in 2018, with peak activity at site anticipated to occur around mid-2021 to 2023. The COOEC-Fluor team began work on module fabrication and assembly in August 2019. First LNG is expected in the mid-2020s.