JGC Corporation confirmed that LNG Canada took its Final Investment Decision (FID) for a large-scale LNG plant in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. The joint venture of JGC and Fluor Corporation will perform the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the plant.
LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS.
The new plant will initially consist of two LNG liquefaction units, or trains, for a total of approximately 14 mtpa. LNG Canada’s export plant has been designed to achieve the lowest carbon intensity of any large-scale LNG plant operating in the world today. Start of production is expected before the middle of the next decade.
It was announced by JGC on 1st May of this year that LNG Canada had selected the joint venture of JGC and Fluor as the EPC contractor for the project. Since then, discussions have been furthered to finalize the project execution plan in preparation for FID. At the same time, the member companies of the LNG Canada joint venture respectively worked toward FID approval. In light of the progress made in these preparatory phases, LNG Canada has announced its FID on the project.