EPC Contract for Sonatrach Skikda LNG Project Awarded to KBR

KBR has been awarded a $2.8 billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Sonatrach Skikda LNG project, to be constructed at Skikda, Algeria.

In addition to performing the EPC work for the 4.5 million metric tons per annum LNG train along with associated LPG and condensate recovery; KBR will execute the pre-commissioning and commissioning portion of the contract. Work is expected to begin in July and will be executed in Houston prior to moving to the Skikda Site.

The award demonstrates KBR's ability to execute major, grass-roots LNG projects and its commitment to Sonatrach and the country of Algeria. "KBR is dedicated to continuing its long-term relationship with Sonatrach in Algeria to achieve their goals for increased LNG production," said John Rose, executive vice president, KBR. "Through a flexible and innovative contracting approach, Sonatrach has been able to move forward with this project in a market where many projects are delayed."

Sonatrach Downstream executive vice president Dr. Abdelhafid Feghouli stated, "The new LNG train at Skikda will enable Sonatrach to increase and recapture its LNG production. This project award also demonstrates our commitment to the LNG business and to the Skikda community."

KBR, alone or with its joint venture partners, has designed and constructed more than half of the world's operating LNG production capacity and has designed more than half of the LNG receiving terminals in operation outside of Japan.


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