Jordan Cove LNG selects KBJ for export terminal in US


Jordan Cove LNG has selected KBJ, a joint venture (JV) partnership to engineer and construct an LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, US.

The JV partnership comprises Kiewit Energy Group, Black & Veatch Construction, and JGC US Projects.

Black & Veatch will contribute its PRICO technology for the project, which is developed and owned by Veresen.

JGC specialises in LNG project execution and modularisation and will work in partnership with Black & Veatch to perform engineering, procurement and module fabrication for the project.

Meanwhile, Kiewit, a direct hire union construction contractor, is responsible for the construction of the facility.

"The selection of the EPC contractor is a major milestone in the development of Jordan Cove and is the culmination of two years of extensive engineering work."

Veresen CEO Don Althoff said: “The selection of the EPC contractor is a major milestone in the development of Jordan Cove and is the culmination of two years of extensive engineering work.”

Located on an undeveloped, 400 acre industrial site on the North Spit of lower Coos Bay, the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal is claimed to be the advanced LNG export terminal project on the west coast of North America.

With a projected production of 7.8 million tonnes per annum for export, the terminal includes around 320,000m³ of storage capacity and deep-water marine facilities.

KBJ executive representative Tom Shelby said: “The Jordan Cove LNG project reflects extensive, detailed engineering design, planning, innovation and community collaboration.”

Construction of the project is set to take around 53 months, with employment opportunity expected for approximately 2,000 construction workers.