King & Spalding advised LNG Canada on its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hailed the project as the “single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada.”
LNG Canada, a joint venture comprising Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS, will supply Asia with natural gas from British Columbia. Two processing units, or “trains,” will initially be developed, with the potential to expand to four in the future. The LNG export facility will be constructed on a large, partially-developed industrial site that has an existing deep-water port, roads, rail and power supplies.
Construction of the project will be handled by a joint venture of JGC and Fluor under a single EPC contract, and will begin immediately, as Shell and the other venture participants have taken a final investment decision. More information about the transaction can be found here.
King & Spalding Houston partner Scott Greer led the transaction.