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KBR has secured a contract to facilitate the development of Nigeria’s first-ever floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility.

The contract has been awarded by UTM Offshore, which is leading the development of the 1.2 million tonnes per annum FLNG facility.

UTM Offshore has partnered with LNG Investment Management Services, a subsidiary of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, for the project’s development.

KBR, serving as owner’s engineers, will undertake a multi-disciplined due diligence review of the pre-front end engineering design.

Japanese engineering company JGC is currently undertaking pre-front end engineering design for the proposed FLNG project, as part of a contract signed earlier this month.

UTM Offshore secured the licence to establish the floating LNG production plant from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in February 2021.

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KBR sustainable technology solutions president Jay Ibrahim said that the company will focus on shaping sustainable solutions, which would enable effective energy transition and cut down the carbon footprint.

The proposed FLNG facility will source gas from the Yoho Gas Field, which is owned by ExxonMobil and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

In a press statement, KBR said: “As a lower-carbon fuel and potential means to monetise flared gas, LNG is key in the progressive drive toward energy transition and a lower carbon future.

“This project will support the vision of UTM Offshore to contribute to decarbonisation in Nigeria through gas monetisation.”

Earlier this month, KBR bagged a contract to complete the front-end engineering design (FEED) for BUA Group’s new refinery facility in Nigeria.