Fluor Scoops Second Fast LNG Contract Award

New Fortress Energy again taps the engineering giant for one of its modular LNG plants, this one using fixed platforms.

A render of a mid-scale LNG plant installed on three fixed-jacket offshore platforms.

Fluor Corporation received a full notice-to-proceed contract from New Fortress Energy (NFE) for the engineering, procurement, and fabrication management of the Fast LNG 2 project. The project is a nominal 1.4-mtpa LNG gas treating and liquefaction plant to be placed on fixed offshore platforms.

“Fluor, in conjunction with key licensors and suppliers, provides New Fortress with an integrated modular mid-scale LNG export solution for these projects,” said Jim Breuer, Fluor’s Energy Solutions group president. “The Fluor design and execution plan facilitates repeatable project models that can be used to replicate similar plants in the future.”

The Fast LNG 2 project is another offshore modular mid-scale LNG plant that New Fortress has awarded to Fluor this year. The Fast LNG 1 project was awarded in the first quarter of this year and is a similar modular mid-scale design being installed on repurposed drilling jackup rigs. The modular plant will be installed by others and available for dispatch to various locations around the world providing NFE the opportunity to access multiple gas supply sources.

New Fortress purchased a pair of jackups, Maersk Guardian and Maersk Gallant, from Maersk Drilling in mid-2021 for $31 million in cash. The rigs are now at Kiewit Offshore Services in Ingleside, Texas, undergoing conversion to mobile Fast LNG units.

Startup of Fast LNG 1 is expected in the first quarter of 2023.