Woodfibre LNG Awards Contract to McDermott

EPFC contract moves green LNG export facility forward.

Hart Energy Staff

VANCOUVER and HOUSTON—Woodfibre LNG has signed an engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction (EPFC) contract with McDermott International, the companies said on Nov. 23. The EPFC contract is an important step in advancing detailed engineering and construction scheduling work in advance of Woodfibre LNG issuing a notice to proceed.

“Our contract with McDermott is a positive step forward for this substantial piece of clean energy infrastructure,” said Christine Kennedy, president of Woodfibre LNG, in a released statement. “Together, we will be building the lowest-emission, most sustainable and innovative LNG export facility in the world. A particular point of pride for us is that the Squamish Nation serves as a full environmental regulator for this project. Serving as a unique example of economic reconciliation, this is the first arrangement of its type for an LNG facility.”

Harnessing the low-carbon gas resources of British Columbia’s Montney region to replace coal-fired energy sources in Asia will enable the Woodfibre plant to help reduce global emissions by 3.5 million tonnes CO2e per annum, equivalent to removing 5% of B.C.’s annual emissions from the atmosphere each year. McDermott and Woodfibre’s collaboration on front-end engineering and facility design, relative to typical LNG facilities, will result in a reduction of about 86% in CO2 emissions per tonne of LNG produced.

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