KBR Signs Major Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract for Magnolia LNG Project
HOUSTON, Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.
"We are delighted to work with Magnolia LNG on this ground-breaking project for more innovative, cost effective, efficient and greener LNG," said Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO.
"KBR's long history of success in global LNG, ammonia and plant modularization make us a natural fit for this exciting project and we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring our unique skills, together with our self-perform construction capability and outstanding safety record, to create exceptional value for MLNG," continued Bradie.
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.
About KBR, Inc.
KBR, Inc. is a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, employing approximately 25,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 70 countries and operations in 40 countries across three distinct global businesses:
Technology & Consulting, including proprietary technology in refining, ethylene, ammonia and fertilizers, and gasification; and niche consulting and know-how through subsidiaries Granherne, Energo and GVA
Government Services, including program management and long term annuity contracts
KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added consulting services, integrated EPC delivery and Long Term Industrial Services to ensure consistent project delivery with predictable results. At KBR, we deliver.
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