German LNG Terminal GmbH, the joint venture behind the LNG terminal project in Brunsbuettel, Northern Germany, has completed the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Contractor pre-qualification process that started at the end of June this year. Following a careful selection process four internationally operating EPC contractors have been shortlisted to continue the competitive tender process.
Essential qualifications that have been assessed are: safety track record, experience in design and construction of similar projects, awareness of German codes and practices and financial strength. The shortlisted companies are (in alphabetic order):
Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios S.A. – Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A.
Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. – Korea Gas Corporation
Sacyr Fluor S.A. – Entrepose Contracting S.A.S. / VINCI Construction Grands Projets S.A.S. – Sacyr Somague S.A.
Tecnicas Reunidas S.A. – Heitkamp HIKB GmbH
The EPC tender closing is on 5 th December 2019, with subsequent EPC contract award planned before the end of April 2020.
The EPC scope contains a jetty with two berths for LNG carriers ranging from 1,000 up to 265,000 cbm, both with LNG unloading and loading capabilities, LNG storage tanks, LNG vaporization and distribution facilities for a total capacity up to 8 bcm per annum.
The launch of the EPC tender is a significant step in the continued development of the German LNG Terminal project. Following the conclusion of the scoping phase at the end of July, also the permit approval process is steadily moving forward. Serious commercial interest in the LNG terminal project is shown by Heads of Agreements (HOA), signed by major European and non-European LNG players.
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