Black & Veatch and Kiewit complete first stage of Jordan Cove LNG facility


Black & Veatch and Kiewit complete first stage of Jordan Cove LNG facility

OVERLAND PARK -- Black & Veatch and Kiewit have completed the front end engineering and design (FEED) work and pre-construction planning activities for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction Project. Located in Coos Bay, Oregon, the facility will utilize Black & Veatch’s PRICO LNG technology to produce up to 6 MMtpy LNG for export.

Located on the West Coast of the United States, Jordan Cove will help meet rising global demand for clean burning natural gas. In addition, the facility will offer a shorter, less expensive transport route to high demand markets throughout Asia when compared to most other proposed North American export projects.

The Jordan Cove facility, which is owned by Veresen, will include two 160,000 cm, full containment LNG storage tanks and marine facilities to berth and load 90 LNG transport ships per year. The amount of LNG in one tank (42 MMg) can supply enough gas to provide electrical power to 15 million homes for one day.

Impurities contained in the feed gas that can freeze at low temperatures, will be removed in two trains of gas conditioning and dehydration facilities. The trains are capable of processing approximately 1 bcfd, prior to being cooled to -260F in the liquefaction process. In addition, a new 420 MW natural gas fueled combined cycle, combustion turbine plant will generate all of the electricity and steam needed to power the entire facility.

The unique integration of the generation and the liquefaction facilities, which supplies the energy needs of the PRICO electric motor driven compressors as well as the steam needed for the gas conditioning process, results in a highly energy efficient plant and low fuel gas consumption.

“Jordan Cove is an exciting project for the region and for the future prospects of United States natural gas exports,” said Dale Williams, project director within Black & Veatch’s Oil & Gas business. “The facility will use Black & Veatch’s proven PRICO technology to allow Jordan Cove to provide vital LNG to key import markets worldwide.”

“The scope involved with constructing the Jordan Cove LNG export facility is significant,” said Dan Lumma, SVP, Kiewit Energy Group. “Kiewit’s early contractor involvement during FEED has benefited the project by providing planning for the site civil requirements, the construction of a new LNG ship berth, and the modularization strategy to build the facilities at this site.”

In May 2013, the Jordan Cove Energy Project,with the support of the Black & Veatch and Kiewit team, submitted the final application to FERC for the Jordan Cove LNG project. The team is proceeding into the construction planning phase of the Jordan Cove LNG project in preparation for FERC permit approval which is expected in the Q3 of 2014.

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