CB&I heads for UK LNG terminal

29 October 2004
The award of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is imminent for the UK gas receiving terminal on the Qatar Liquefied Gas Company II (Qatargas II)integrated project. US-based Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I)is in negotiations for the contract, having submitted the low bid for the estimated $600 million project in August (MEED 18:6:04).

Three other groups have bid for the contract, the initial scope of which calls for the construction of a receiving terminal at Milford Haven, in Wales, with capacity of 7.8 million tonnes a year (t/y), with an option to expand it to 15.6 million t/y.

The terminal will receive gas from the two 7.8 million-t/y trains planned by Qatargas II at Ras Laffan. Commercial bids are due in on 7 November for the EPC train contract from two groups: Japan's Chiyoda Corporationwith France's Technip; and Japan's JGC Corporationwith US-based Kellogg Brown & Root(MEED 15:10:04).

The $11,000 million Qatargas II project calls for the delivery of 15.6 million t/y of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the UK, starting in late 2007. Qatargas II is a 70:30 venture between Qatar Petroleum (QP) and ExxonMobil Corporationof the US.

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