HOUSTON, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and IHI E&C jointly announced today that Kinder Morgan subsidiaries, Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. and Southern LNG Company, L.L.C., awarded to IHI E&C a contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and startup of Kinder Morgan's natural gas liquefaction project at Elba Island, near Savannah, Georgia.
The approximately $2 billion Elba Liquefaction Project will consist of 10 Movable Modular Liquefaction System (MMLS) trains using Shell proprietary technology. The new units will connect to Kinder Morgan's existing re-gasification terminal at Elba Island, which will be modified to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the new liquefaction facilities. Modifications to the existing Elba facilities will include compression for vapor handling and new pumps for loading the LNG on vessels for export.
Shell is the customer for 100 percent of the liquefaction capacity and ship-loading services being developed by the project. When completed, the Elba Liquefaction Project will process and liquefy a total capacity of approximately 2.5 million tonnes per annum of LNG.
"We are excited about this next step for our future LNG export project and look forward to working with IHI E&C to bring it to fruition," said Norman Holmes, president of Kinder Morgan's Southern Region Pipelines.
"IHI E&C is very pleased to receive this award, following a period of FEED validation," said Glyn Rodgers, IHI E&C President. "We and Kinder Morgan share the same quality, safety and performance objectives on making this project a huge success."
The companies have developed a schedule that reflects the modular aspect of the new liquefaction facility. Initial engineering, procurement and construction planning are being performed by IHI E&C's Houston office while awaiting approval of the project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In addition to project modularization, execution will feature significant instrumentation and electrical engineering, logistics and interface management, procurement, supply-chain expertise, and large scale construction.
From the outset, the companies share a commitment to establish and maintain a collaborative effort and an HSE (health, safety and the environment) mindset that fosters ZERO HARM for the workforce and the environment, built on continued HSE culture reinforcement.
The execution strategy includes local subcontracting for site services, local hire for labor, utilization of local vendors for consumables, and working with local authorities on traffic and other community interests. Proactive quality management will encompass every aspect of the project, from EPC through to commissioning and start-up.
The project also will exemplify IHI E&C's business model during the execution phase with a specific focus on value to the customer, collaboration and performance.
About IHI E&C
IHI E&C International Corporation (IHI E&C), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IHI Corporation, is a Houston-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company providing energy solutions around the globe. We are a talented collaboration of people with extensive technical knowledge and expertise that allow us to deliver projects in a variety of industries, including Gas Processing and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Petrochemicals, Chemicals and Polymers, Synthesis Gas and Derivatives, and Refining. Our comprehensive understanding of project life-cycles combined with our full-service capabilities enable us to span the entire project development cycle, from feasibility studies and front-end development to comprehensive EPC work, commissioning and start-up. Our technological expertise is indicative of the value that we offer our customers, our shareholders, and society. For more information please visit ihi-ec.com.
About Kinder Morgan
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and approximately 180 terminals. The company's pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals, and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.
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