KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today the signing of a major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Magnolia LNG (MLNG) for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. KBR will lead the KSJV joint venture with SK Engineering & Construction (South Korea) for execution of the project.
The EPC contract covers the detailed engineering, procurement and construction of four LNG production trains each with design capacity of 2 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), two 160,000 m3 full containment LNG storage tanks, LNG marine and ship loading facilities, and supporting infrastructure.
The project will rely on innovative technology involving ammonia pre-cooling for the core liquefaction process, Optimized Single Mixed Refrigerant (OSMR)®, developed by MLNG's parent company, LNG Limited, to achieve a lower cost, more efficient and more environmentally friendly plant.
KSJV engineering and procurement services will commence immediately and subject to final regulatory approval, construction mobilization on the project is expected to begin the first quarter of 2016. Work on detailed design and early construction planning will proceed immediately under a Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) with final release expected in 2016.
As work is released under the contract, KBR will be booking revenue into backlog of unfilled orders for KBR's E&C Business Segment.