US contractor Jacobs has been selected by First Gen to deliver ‘owner’s engineer services’ for the engineering, procurement and construction of the latter’s liquefied natural gas import project in the Philippines.
First Gen’s project at its Clean Energy Complex in Batangas City will comprise a floating storage and regasification unit plus modification of an existing liquid fuel jetty.
The scope includes modifications to the jetty head, berthing and mooring facilities, a trestle bridge with high-pressure gas pipeline and utilities, and a jetty monitoring building and control room. As owner's engineer, Jacobs will undertake design review, project management and supervision of the construction of the project.
First Gen earlier this month awarded BW Gas a five-year charter contract for its BW Paris FSRU for the LNG project on the island of Luzon, with imports scheduled to start as early as the third quarter of 2022.
First Gen’s LNG import project will help meet the power demands of 4.5 million homes by supplying volumes to existing gas-fired power plants, which in 2019 were responsible for delivering 13,876 gigawatt hours into the Luzon grid.
"Wherever you are in the world, access to a stable and reliable power supply is critical for advancing social and economic development," said Jacobs people & places solutions executive vice president, Patrick Hill.
"Supporting a project that will help deliver a more reliable, lower carbon power supply for the people of the Philippines further demonstrates Jacobs' commitment to a more sustainable future."
First Gen said it selected Dallas-headquartered Jacobs given its extensive track record of providing owner’s engineer services for challenging infrastructure projects and its particular experience in LNG projects.
"We are confident that they will provide valuable support to FGEN LNG in the execution of this project of national significance," said company chief commercial officer Jon Russell.