Fluor has completed a critical phase in the construction of a large terminal that will liquefy, store and load liquefied natural gas for export to global markets, according to a company press release.
The Irving, Texas-based company last week shipped the final module from its fabrication yard in Zhuhai, China, to the $30.3 billion LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.
“Completing the module fabrication program is a major achievement for the LNG Canada project,” said Pierre Bechelany, president of Fluor’s LNG business. “This accomplishment highlights the success of the innovative approach of modular construction, which has enabled us to advance construction activities on site while working with local communities, a skilled local workforce and limiting environmental impacts.”
The project marks Canada’s first large LNG export facility and will serve an essential role in the country’s energy transition, said Jim Breuer, group president of Fluor’s Energy Solutions business.
Fluor, along with its joint venture partner JGC Corp., is responsible for multiple aspects of the LNG Canada project, including:
- Fabrication and delivery of modules.
- Construction of the project’s infrastructure and utilities, marine structures and LNG storage tank.
The first major module, measuring 145 feet tall and weighing more than 5,000 tons, arrived in March 2022. In total, 215 modules of varying sizes have been received and stored at the project site, according to Fluor.
LNG Canada is a joint venture between Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corp. and Korea Gas Corp. The project will have an initial capacity to produce 14 million tons of LNG per year, with the first shipment of LNG scheduled for mid-2025, according to the release.