Black & Veatch, Samsung Heavy Industries Awarded FEED Contract for Ksi Lisims FLNG Project

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Black & Veatch will team up with Samsung Heavy Industries on the front-end engineering design work for the project.

Engineering and construction firm Black & Veatch, in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has been selected to undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) work for the Ksi Lisims LNG floating production facility in northwest Canada. The proposed project emphasizes environmental consciousness and targets a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The Ksi Lisims LNG project, a joint venture between Western LNG, the Nisga’a Nation, and Rockies LNG, marks a significant milestone in Cana55dian history as one of the most substantial Indigenous-led infrastructure initiatives. Hosted on the Nisga'a Nation's exclusive treaty land, Ksi Lisims - the pronunciation is "s'lisims" - will utilize a floating LNG design, improving the project's economics, lessening land impacts, and minimizing construction-related risks.

With commercial operations slated to start in 2028, the Ksi Lisims LNG facility aims to generate up to 12 million metric tons of LNG per annum for export to international markets. Upon completion, it will boast one of the lowest unit carbon emissions rates globally for any large-scale LNG export projects. This will be achieved by connecting to British Columbia's renewable hydroelectric grid and integrating specific design features, which will result in greenhouse gas emissions being 90% lower than conventional LNG facilities.


"This agreement demonstrates their confidence in the fundamentals of our project and our prospects for success. We couldn't be more pleased to be working with them both,” said Davis Thames, President and CEO of Western LNG.

“We see this FEED award as an important step as we move towards working together on the engineering and construction of this world-class project,” said Javid Talib, VP and Managing Direction Black & Vaetch Energy Resources Industries Business.