Belgian firm completes Bahrain LNG jetty

16 September 2018
Contractor began work on the project in November 2016 and completed hand over on 4 September

Belgian engineering and construction firm Besix has announced completing the design and construction of the main jetty of the Bahrain LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal.

Besix’s scope of work included the design and construction of the main LNG jetty constructed on drilled and grouted pin piles with a maximum length of 55 metres, located approximately 5 kilometres offshore and with a seabed depth of 18 metres.

As part of its contract, Besix also delivered a 600-metre long rubble mound offshore breakwater with concrete armour units.

The Bahrain LNG import terminal is being built offshore Bahrain on Muharraq Island.

Bahrain’s National Oil & Gas Authority (Noga) awarded Bahrain LNG the contract to develop the terminal in 2015.

Bahrain LNG is a consortium of US-based Teekay LNG Partners, South Korea’s Samsung C&T and Kuwaiti group Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC). Teekay owns a 30 per cent stake, and Samsung holds 20 per cent. Singapore-based equity investor GIC also owns 20 per cent, while Nogaholding take the remaining 30 per cent.

The total cost of the 800 million cubic feet a day LNG import project is estimated to be $900m. Besix began construction on the terminal in November 2016, with the first permanent pile completed by the end of May 2017. All permanent works were completed in the next 14 months, with a total of 3 million man-hours with zero lost time incidents.

Besix handed over the project to the client on 4 September.

The entire Bahrain LNG project is set to be completed and commissioned by March next year.

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