US-based Fluor wins contract for Singapore's first LNG terminal

01 March 2010 09:44  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--US-based engineering and construction firm Fluor has won a contract from Samsung C&T Corporation to provide engineering services for Singapore’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, the company said on Monday.

Fluor booked the undisclosed contract in the fourth quarter of last year from Samsung C&T, which handles the engineering, procurement and construction of the new terminal, the company said in a statement.

The company’s work on the terminal, which was expected to produce 3.5 million tonnes of LNG yearly, is currently underway and would be handled from Flour’s operation centres in Singapore, Manila and Houston, the statement said.

"This project cements Fluor's presence in this region of the world using our talented resources in both Singapore and Manila," said Peter Oosterveer, Fluor's president of its energy and chemicals business.

Samsung C&T won a tender worth about Singapore dollars (S$) 1bn ($711) early last month to build the government-funded LNG terminal from Singapore LNG Corporation (SLNG), the city-state’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) said in a statement.

SLNG was incorporated by the government to own and develop Singapore's first LNG import terminal in June last year, EMA said.

The LNG terminal would be built on the southwestern part of Jurong Island, the country’s chemicals hub, and was expected to be completed in 2013 after a deferment of one year, it added.

($1=S$1.406)

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By: Nurluqman Suratman



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