KBJ, a joint venture of Kiewit Energy Group, Black & Veatch Construction and JGC US Projects, has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services contract for Jordan Cove LNG project in the US.

Under the deal, KBJ will provide engineering and construction services for an LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon, US.

Situated on an undeveloped 400 acre industrial site on the North Spit of lower Coos Bay, the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal is claimed to be the most advanced LNG export terminal project on the west coast of North America.

Jordan Cove LNG terminal is expected to produce up to .8 million tons per annum for export. The project will also include around 320,000 cubic meters of storage capacity and deep-water marine facilities.

The complete construction of the project is expected to take around 53 months, and will need around 2,000 construction workers at peak.

Black & Veatch’s PRICO technology will be used in the development of the project. JGC, along with Black & Veatch, will provide engineering, procurement and module fabrication services for the project.

Kiewit, which is a direct hire union construction contractor, will involve in the construction of the facility.

The project developer and owner Veresen CEO Don Althoff said: “The selection of the EPC contractor is a major milestone in the development of Jordan Cove and is the culmination of two years of extensive engineering work.

“Kiewit and Black & Veatch have been valued service providers to the project since its inception and we are pleased to involve JGC, a world class engineering firm with significant LNG experience.”

KBJ executive representative Tom Shelby said: “The Jordan Cove LNG project reflects extensive, detailed engineering design, planning, innovation and community collaboration.”