Pacific NorthWest LNG recruiting Canadian engineers to establish
national LNG expertise
VANCOUVER, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd. has awarded
Front-End Engineering and Design ("FEED") contracts for its proposed
liquefied natural gas ("LNG") facility in British Columbia to three
international engineering contractors - Bechtel, KBR/JGC joint venture,
and Technip/Samsung Engineering/China Huanqiu joint venture.
These competitive contract awards represent an important next step
towards Pacific NorthWest LNG designing and constructing a world-class
LNG export facility in the District of Port Edward, near Prince Rupert,
British Columbia. As part of the FEED process, and to build Canadian
LNG engineering expertise, Pacific NorthWest plans to recruit and hire
up to 30 Canadian engineers who will be temporarily embedded with the
FEED contractors over the next one to two years.
"This world-class engineering and design work provides a tremendous
opportunity to begin the process of creating an LNG knowledge center
here in Vancouver," said Greg Kist, President of Pacific NorthWest LNG.
"Hiring Canadian engineers and placing them in companies with decades
of international experience in LNG engineering will ultimately pay
long-term dividends in establishing a base of Canadian LNG engineering
expertise in our British Columbia operations."
The FEED and Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning
(EPCC) bid is expected to be complete by August 2014. At the end of
2014 Pacific NorthWest LNG partners, Malaysia's national energy
company, PETRONAS and Japex, plan to make the final investment decision
on the project. Following completion of the FEED work and awarding of
the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning work, the
Canadian team of engineers will be mobilized to the Pacific NorthWest
LNG's Vancouver office or at the site in the Prince Rupert area.
"LNG development is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain a foothold
in a global industry, create well-paying jobs for British Columbians
today, and keep us on the path to a debt-free B.C.," says British
Columbia's Premier Christy Clark. "Pacific NorthWest LNG's
announcement of its FEED contracts is another positive step forward
towards growing this industry and creating lasting benefits for
generations to come."
"This is an exciting step for Pacific NorthWest LNG," said Kist. "Not
only are we moving forward in our plans to build a major LNG export
facility here in British Columbia, we are developing a core of Canadian
engineering expertise for a promising new segment within the Canadian
energy industry. This investment in skills training will help ensure
that we establish and grow our LNG capacity and operations for many
Canadian engineers interested in joining the Pacific NorthWest LNG team
are encouraged to contact the recruitment team at: email@example.com
About Pacific NorthWest LNG
Pacific NorthWest LNG is planning to build a world-class LNG export
facility on Canada's West Coast at Lelu Island in Port Edward, near
Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The proposed facility will comprise an
initial development of two LNG trains of six million tonnes per annum
(mtpa) each, and a subsequent development of a third train of six mtpa.
The proposed facility would liquefy and export natural gas produced by
Progress Energy Canada in northeastern British Columbia. Pacific
NorthWest LNG is committed to generating new economic and social
benefits for the local community, British Columbia and Canada in an
environmentally safe and sustainable manner. Pacific NorthWest LNG is
principally owned by PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD (PETRONAS), Malaysia's
national energy company.
SOURCE: Pacific NorthWest LNG Ltd.
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