KBJ joint venture wins Jordan Cove LNG EPC contract

KBJ, a joint venture comprised of Kiewit Energy Group, Black & Veatch Construction and JGC US Projects has been selected by Jordan Cove LNG to engineer and build the LNG export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon.

The project will utilize Black & Veatch’s PRICO technology, Kiewit, a direct hire union construction contractor, said in a statement on Thursday.

JGC will work closely with Black & Veatch to perform the engineering, procurement and module fabrication for the project, while Kiewit is selected to manage the construction of the facility.

“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,” said Don Althoff, CEO of Veresen, the developer and owner of the project.

The proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal is located on a 400-acre industrial site on the North Spit of lower Coos Bay. The complete construction of the project is anticipated to span 53 months, Kiewit said.

The Jordan Cove LNG project is expected to produce a maximum of 7.8 million tons per annum for export and includes approximately 320,000 cubic meters of storage capacity and deep-water marine facilities.

Veresen has two preliminary agreements reached with Japan’s Jera and Itochu, both booking at least 1.5 mtpa of LNG.