Canada’s Pieridae Energy has picked US engineering giant Bechtel to help it get the liquified natural gas (LNG) facility it is planning in the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia off the ground.
Founded in 2011, Calgary-based natural gas explorer Pieridae is planning the Goldboro LNG facility 250km northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia to produce LNG for sale to Europe and other markets.Â
Bechtel will initiate a detailed review of the scope and design of the facility and develop a comprehensive engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) execution plan by 31 March next year.
It will also deliver a final lump sum, turnkey EPCC contract price proposal by 31 May 2021.
The engineering group will also conduct talks with the Mi’kmaq First Nations people about their participation in the construction of a large-scale work camp at the site.Â
"This is a very positive step forward for our Goldboro LNG Project," said Pieridae CEO Alfred Sorensen.
"Bechtel has significant experience building and delivering global LNG projects, helping their customers deliver about 30% of the world’s LNG capacity over the past two decades. They have a proven track record of delivering projects throughout the world on time and on budget."
Sorensen added: "Goldboro LNG is a shovel worthy and shovel ready project that will create thousands of jobs and help put Canadians back to work in a COVID-impacted environment; provide real, enduring and tangible economic benefits for First Nations; help lower global emissions by supplying LNG overseas to replace coal; and increase Europe’s choices in sourcing natural gas."
Photograph: Pieridae is planning the Goldboro LNG facility 250km northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia to produce LNG for sale to Europe and other markets (Photograph courtesy of Pieridae)