Black & Veatch, in partnership with shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries, has received notice to proceed with a floating LNG (FLNG) facility for Cedar LNG near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.

Cedar LNG, a partnership between Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline, is developing the FLNG facility to source local gas via pipeline. The Kitimat location will provide one of the shortest shipping routes to Asian markets, according to Cedar. The near-short facility will be powered by renewable energy sources.

Cedar LNG map
(Source: Cedar LNG)

Black & Veatch will be responsible for complete topside design and equipment supply, including its PRICO LNG technology. Samsung will provide the hull with a containment system and fabrication and integration of all topsides modules.

“Cedar FLNG has achieved another milestone of notice to proceed, solidifying an excellent partnership between SHI and Black & Veatch,” said S.I. Oh, Samsung Heavy Industries’ executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Both of our firms continue to excel in FLNG market.”

Cedar LNG is a lower-carbon LNG facility, and the project is a first step towards supplying customers looking to move away from carbon-intensive feedstocks, said Laszlo von Lazar, president of Black & Veatch’s Energy and Process Industries business.

Cedar LNG said its project will be the first:

  • Indigenous majority-owned LNG project;
  • Electric-driven FLNG powered by renewable energy;
  • The first air-cooled FLNG facility; and
  • Canada’s first FLNG export facility.