The JGC/KBR team was one of two bidders for the entire onshore EPC contract. However, the client decided to alter its tendering strategy to increase contractor competition, and dropped the single EPC contract approach in the spring (MEED 13:5:05).

Shell has now split the onshore works into about nine packages, three of which will be handled by JGC/KBR on an EPCM basis. For the remainder, prequalification of EPC contractors is nearing completion.

JGC/KBR carried out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package for Pearl GTL, which will comprise two 70,000-barrel-a-day trains.