Fluor/JGC Gets Go-Ahead on $40B Canadian Gas Terminal
Joint partners Fluor and JGC will begin construction on a $40-billion liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia, following a final decision Oct. 1 to build the facility, which will move Canadian natural gas to Asia. LNG Canada partners include Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corp. and KOGAS. Fluor says it will book its $8.4 billion of the $14-billion project later this year. Site activities will begin this year, and the two liquefied natural gas trains, each with a nominal capacity of 5.5 million tons per year, will begin production in the mid-2020s, according to Fluor. More than 4,500 workers will be employed at peak construction. Another 5,500 people will build TransCanada’s 670-kilometer pipeline, which will bring natural gas from northeastern British Columbia to the LNG terminal.