Contractor for LNG terminal named

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    First Gen Corp. said its subsidiary FGEN LNG Corp. has selected McConnell Dowell Philippines as the preferred engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for its planned offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Batangas.

    “We expect to finalize the documentation and to execute an EPC contract with McConnell Dowell in the next few days,” said Jonathan Russell, First Gen executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

    The project involves the modification of existing jetty and building of an adjunct onshore gas receiving facility.

    Russel said McConnell Dowell has extensive international experience building similar LNG facilities in Australia and Southeast Asia. It constructed the existing liquid fuel jetty at the First Gen Clean Energy Complex.

    First Gen said it has signed a joint cooperation agreement (with its partner, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. to jointly pursue the design, development, testing, commissioning, construction, ownership and operations and maintenance of the LNG project.

    Under the JCA, Tokyo Gas will have a 20 percent participating interest in the project and provide support to achieve a final investment decision which would then require the parties to enter into a definitive agreement.