WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 4959 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-11-20 10:58:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-20 18:58:45 [post_content] => Hi Lennon, Thank you for the questions. The Woodfibre LNG Project is moving forward. We recently completed our competitive Front End Engineering Design (FEED) process and are continuing to work with KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) of Houston, TX.  If you need a reminder on our competitive bid process – it was between KBR and JGC.  Our media release from October 2016 is here.  We are no longer working with JGC (and its subcontractor Fluor). As for what happens next: we are currently working through some technical aspects of the Project; continue to address permitting and other regulatory requirements, and, we will be working through the terms and conditions of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract. In addition, we are working with government to address some competitiveness issues.  One example is a new tariff (May 2017) on importing Fabricated Industrial Steel Components (FISC) that has cross industry impacts in Canada. It’s meant to help protect Canada’s steel industry from foreign competitors, but in this case the Canadian steel industry is unable to manufacture to the scale of the modules required for LNG facilities. Our estimated construction period has been two to three years. As you likely know, projects of this scale have a lot of stages that impact overall schedule.  We’ve been communicating that the timing of the completion of FEED and EPC contract award will impact the overall schedule (not to mention permitting and other authorizations), which is why we’ll update our project schedule closer to EPC contract award in 2018. As for potential job opportunities, please feel free to visit the Work With Us section of our web site. Warm regards, Woodfibre LNG Team Date: November 20, 2017 [post_title] => With the change of government in BC, many projects have been either stopped or cancelled. How is this affecting the start up or awarding of the construction of this Plant? What is the date of the awarding? I have been working in Alberta for the past 4 years but i live in BC Kelowna. I am a materials technician and have worked with KBR on the Fort Hills Suncor facility. I would love to work in BC on a project like this. Regards, Lennon Paisley [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => with-the-change-of-government-in-bc-many-projects-have-been-either-stopped-or-cancelled-how-is-this-affecting-the-start-up-or-awarding-of-the-construction-of-this-plant-what-is-the-date-of-the-aw [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-11-20 10:58:45 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-11-20 18:58:45 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.askwoodfibrelng.ca/?p=4959 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) Array ( [0] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 8 [name] => FAQ [slug] => faq [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 8 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [parent] => 0 [count] => 12 [filter] => raw [cat_ID] => 8 [category_count] => 12 [category_description] => [cat_name] => FAQ [category_nicename] => faq [category_parent] => 0 ) )

With the change of government in BC, many projects have been either stopped or cancelled. How is this affecting the start up or awarding of the construction of this Plant? What is the date of the awarding? I have been working in Alberta for the past 4 years but i live in BC Kelowna. I am a materials technician and have worked with KBR on the Fort Hills Suncor facility. I would love to work in BC on a project like this. Regards, Lennon Paisley

- Lennon Paisley, Canada

Hi Lennon,

Thank you for the questions.

The Woodfibre LNG Project is moving forward.

We recently completed our competitive Front End Engineering Design (FEED) process and are continuing to work with KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) of Houston, TX.  If you need a reminder on our competitive bid process – it was between KBR and JGC.  Our media release from October 2016 is here.  We are no longer working with JGC (and its subcontractor Fluor).

As for what happens next: we are currently working through some technical aspects of the Project; continue to address permitting and other regulatory requirements, and, we will be working through the terms and conditions of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract.

In addition, we are working with government to address some competitiveness issues.  One example is a new tariff (May 2017) on importing Fabricated Industrial Steel Components (FISC) that has cross industry impacts in Canada. It’s meant to help protect Canada’s steel industry from foreign competitors, but in this case the Canadian steel industry is unable to manufacture to the scale of the modules required for LNG facilities.

Our estimated construction period has been two to three years.

As you likely know, projects of this scale have a lot of stages that impact overall schedule.  We’ve been communicating that the timing of the completion of FEED and EPC contract award will impact the overall schedule (not to mention permitting and other authorizations), which is why we’ll update our project schedule closer to EPC contract award in 2018.

As for potential job opportunities, please feel free to visit the Work With Us section of our web site.

Warm regards,

Woodfibre LNG Team

Date: November 20, 2017