British firm secures Chile LNG terminal engineering contract

Bnamericas Published: Friday, March 10, 2017
British firm secures Chile LNG terminal engineering contract

Amec Foster Wheeler secured an owner's engineer contract to provide engineering services at Chile's Quintero LNG regasification terminal.

The London-based firm will participate in the engineering, procurement and construction bid evaluation, as well as providing engineering services, for a US$300mn expansion project at the terminal, a company statement said.

The contract was awarded by terminal owner GNL Quintero, which is majority controlled by Spain-based Enagás.

The expansion entails an increase in regasification capacity to 20Mm3/d from 15Mm3/d, and the installation of a third LNG tank with storage capacity of 150,000M3.

In a February presentation, Enagás called Chile "one of the most dynamic LNG import [markets] for the production of electricity, reducing costs and facilitating the integration of renewable energies."

CORRECTION: This story was updated on March 30 to correctly identify the nature of the contract awarded to Amec Foster Wheeler. It was an engineering services contract, not an EPC contract as previously stated.

To continue reading, subscribe to BNamericas to get all the information in this article and access to related news items and reports.

Subscribe to BNamericas and gain access to thousands of project profiles, key contacts and news.

Other projects in: Oil & Gas

Get critical information about thousands of Oil & Gas projects in Latin America: what stages they're in, capex, related companies, contacts and more.

Other companies in: Oil & Gas (Chile)

Get critical information about thousands of Oil & Gas companies in Latin America: their projects, contacts, shareholders, related news and more.

  • Company: Intergas S.A.  (Intergas)
  • Piped natural gas distribution and trading company located in three southern provinces of Chile. Its concession area covers the cities of Temuco, Chillán and Los Ángeles. It ope...
  • Company: Flow Valve Sistemas e Ingenieria
  • Flow Valve Sistemas e Ingeniería Ltda. (Flow Valve) is a Chilean provider of industrial equipment, valves and pumps for the mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, e...
  • Company: GasValpo S.A.  (GasValpo)
  • Chile-based GasValpo S.A. distributes natural gas to over 90,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers through a 1,500km network. In 2008 it took over distributor Ene...
  • Company: Maxam Latinoamérica
  • MAXAM is an industrial group engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of Blasting solutions for mining, quarries and civil works, and Products and services for the def...