US based engineering company KBR has secured a multi-phased contract from Woodfibre to offer front-end engineering and design (FEED) for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project located near Vancouver.

As per the contract, KBR’s Houston office will offer FEED services for the proposed 2.1 MTPA liquefaction plant and export facility.
KBR will provide EED optimization, pre-FEED, FEED, and develop a fixed price offer for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services.

Woodfibre country manager and vice president Byng Giraud said: "The award of the FEED contract to KBR ensures the Woodfibre LNG Project is engineered and designed to world-class standards, and marks another important step towards making the project a reality."

However, financial details of the contract are not disclosed. The company will book the contract into backlog of unfilled orders for KBR’s E&C business segment in the first quarter of 2016.

KBR’s engineering & construction (E&C) Americas business president Roy Oelking said: "KBR has a strong track record for developing LNG projects in British Columbia and we look forward to leveraging that experience once again.

"We are pleased to play an important role in the Woodfibre LNG project, providing the expertise and capability of our 40-year history in LNG project delivery to help make this project a success."

Last week, Woodfibre LNG Project had received environmental approval from Canadian government which said that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Woodfibre LNG project will include a liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility, about seven kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia.

It will have capacity to export about 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years.

However, Canadian energy think tank Pembina Institute has voiced concerns over the approval for the LNG project in British Columbia.
Pembina said that such projects would "threaten to put climate targets out of reach."

Pembina British Columbia director said: "Approval of this project moves us in the wrong direction in terms of lowering British Columbia’s and Canada’s carbon pollution. Carbon pollution from this project would represent 7% of British Columbia’s legislated 2050 emissions target, making the target more challenging to reach."