NEWS RELEASE · 20th May 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia, May 20, 2014 – LNG Canada today announced that it has selected CFSW LNG Constructors as its main contractor for the proposed LNG export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia. CFSW LNG Constructors is a partnership of Chiyoda, Foster Wheeler, SAIPEM and WorleyParsons.
The contract covers Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) as well as project execution services, subject to a Final Investment Decision by LNG Canada. CFSW LNG Constructors will begin FEED activities for the LNG Canada project on June 1, 2014.
Representatives from LNG Canada, CFSW LNG Constructors, First Nations and the local government and community were on hand today in Kitimat to mark this project milestone.
“We are pleased to be working with Chiyoda, Foster Wheeler, SAIPEM and WorleyParsons, a group of companies who together have extensive experience in the liquefied natural gas industry and Canada,” said Andy Calitz, CEO LNG Canada. “While this is a great step forward, a decision to build the facility is still some time away.”
“We will continue to work with the B.C. and Federal governments, First Nations communities in northwest B.C. and other stakeholders to develop a project that is economically viable and, if we take the decision to construct this project, it will be technically advanced, it will meet the high environmental standards expected of us, and it will create tremendous opportunity for the people of B.C. and Canada,” Calitz added.
“CFSW LNG Constructors is honoured to have been entrusted with this project,” says Koichi Shirakawa, Project Director of CFSW LNG Constructors. “The four partners remain committed to maintaining harmony between industry, the environment and the people of the Kitimat region and greater British Columbia. We look forward to working collaboratively with all local First Nations and other stakeholders to create employment opportunities and ensure a safe, responsible, world class facility.”
CFSW LNG Constructors will lead the effort of hiring the general contractors who will organize and hire employees and businesses for the construction phase of the LNG Canada project.
Koichi Shirakawa, Mamoru Sekiguchi and Hiroyuki Shimizu from CSFW LNG Constructors speaking with Sammy Robinson, Hereditary Chief of the Haisla Nation.
Wim Ravesloot, Project Director – LNG Canada and Koichi Shirakawa Project Director – CFSW LNG Constructors read out the HSE commitments of LNG Canada before the team signs.