KBR on Thursday was selected by GDF
Suez, operator of the Bonaparte LNG
project, to execute floating liquefied natural
gas (FLNG) production vessel design work for its project offshore of Darwin,
This award is one of two contracts being let by GDF Suez as
part of an initial concept definition design competition for
The award also pre-qualifies KBR as a contender for the EPC
delivery phase of the project.
The concept definition work is already underway in KBRs
London operations center in Leatherhead, and is expected to
last up to 12 months.
KBR says it has developed an extensive global FLNG
engineering capability in recent years, and draws on its
experienced resource pool with capabilities in FPSO and onshore
LNG EPC delivery.
We look forward to working together in a new
relationship which we hope will prove valuablefor both
companies as this project moves towards the EPC
phase," said Roy Oelking, hydrocarbons group president for
"This work follows KBRs recent FLNG
front-end projects in London, Houston and Perth," he
represents a new market for the industry, and KBRs
engineering capability is already being utilized in several FLNG
projects around the world."