Bechtel wins contract for Nigeria's Brass LNG plant

Bechtel Corp. will carry out some of the construction work for the proposed Brass LNG plant in Nigeria.

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, June 7 -- Bechtel Corp. will carry out some of the construction work for the proposed Brass LNG plant in Nigeria.

Bechtel will prepare the site, construct a camp and construction dock, permanent operator housing and amenities, marine facilities, common facilities and support services, tankage, utilities and offsites, and others.

Brass LNG will process 10 million tonnes/year of LNG in two separate trains. The plant will use ConocoPhillips's Optimized Cascade Process. Bechtel completed the front-end engineering and design for the plant in 2006. LNG exports will be sent to Europe and the US.

Suez LNG Trading SA has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brass LNG to buy 2 million tonnes/year of LNG for 20 years (OGJ Online, Mar. 14, 2006). BP PLC has also agreed to buy 2 million tonnes/year of LNG starting in 2010.

Current partners are Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. 49%, Italy's Eni SPA 17%, Total SA 17%, and ConocoPhillips 17%. Production is scheduled to start in 2010-11.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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