Black & Veatch and Kiewit have completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work and pre-construction planning activities for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction Project. Located in Coos Bay, Oregon, the facility will utilize Black & Veatch's PRICO liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology to produce up to six million tons of LNG per year for export.
Located on the US West Coast, Jordan Cove will help meet rising global demand for clean-burning natural gas. In addition, the facility will offer a shorter, less-expensive transport route to high-demand markets throughout Asia when compared to most other proposed North American export projects.
The Jordan Cove facility, which is owned by Veresen Inc., will include two 160,000-cubic-meter, full-containment LNG storage tanks and marine facilities to berth and load approximately 90 LNG transport ships per year. The amount of LNG in one tank (42 million gallons) can supply enough gas to provide electrical power to 15 million homes for one day.
Impurities contained in the feed gas that can freeze at low temperatures will be removed in two trains of gas-conditioning and dehydration facilities. The trains are capable of processing approximately 1.0 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) prior to being cooled to -260F in the liquefaction process.
In May 2013, the Jordan Cove Energy Project LP, with the support of the Black & Veatch and Kiewit team, submitted the final application to FERC for the Jordan Cove LNG project. The team is proceeding into the construction planning phase of the Jordon Cove LNG project in preparation for FERC permit approval which is expected in the 3rd quarter 2014.