Fluor’s Senior VP to Share Kitimat LNG Progress at Calgary Conference
Earlier this year, Flour and joint venture partner, JGC, signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction contract with Chevron Canada and Apache Canada to progress the proposed Kitimat LNG export terminal, being developed in Bish Cove, British Columbia, Canada.
The awarding of the EPC marks a major milestone in the progress of the project, and underlines Canada’s intent to develop and market the LNG exports from British Columbia to Asian customers across the Pacific.
In an interview with Canada LNG Export Conference, Phil Clark, Fluor’s Senior Vice President and Project Director on the Kitimat project, shared his views on the challenges of getting Canadian LNG exports up and running:
“First of all I would say possessing strong relationships with both the client and other major stakeholders and owners really is a key, to make sure we are all communicating effectively, timely and accurately. Establishing strong relationships with the local communities in a place like Kitimat is really important, and particularly the First Nations – including Haisla – who is the owner of the land that the plants will be built on.”
Clark’s views will be expanded during Canada’s leading LNG export gathering, the “Canada LNG Export Conference & Exhibition”, which will be returning to Calgary on 16-18 September 2014.
The stakes are huge, and with many global players now racing to the finishing line the challenges will continue to require major cooperation between partners, as Clark points out:
“We need to make sure that all the partners are aligned and we have actually two joint venture partnerships; Chevron and Apache and also JGC – and Fluor are in two ‘fifty-fifty’ joint venture partnerships, so it’s really important that we are fully aligned.”
Press Release, April 9, 2014; Image: Chevron Canada