McConnell Dowell Awards LNG Terminal Civil Works to First Balfour

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Published June 1, 2021 | Last updated June 14, 2023

McConnell Dowell (MCD), the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for First Gen’s Interim Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, has awarded First Balfour the project’s civil onshore works subcontract.

The Interim LNG Terminal, located inside First Gen’s Clean Energy Complex in Batangas City, will consist of a multi-purpose jetty capable of receiving liquid fuel carriers and floating storage units and an Onshore Gas Receiving Facility (OGRF). Once completed in 2022, it will enable First Gen to continue serving the requirements of its gas-fired power plants which in 2019 were responsible for delivering 13,786 GWh into the Luzon grid.

First Balfour will handle the civil works of the OGRF including the construction of a jetty monitoring building, facility control room, gas metering facilities, and high-pressure (HP) gas pipeline foundations from the jetty to the gas metering area. Personnel working on the OGRF will be accommodated in a shelter-in-place facility also constructed by First Balfour in April. The project team will be led by seasoned Project Manager Danilo Escarlan who has an extensive project management experience in handling construction projects heavy in civil works.

Head of Major Projects Division Malcolm Lorimer shares, “We are most grateful to the team of McConnell Dowell and First Gen for enabling the participation of First Balfour in this essential piece of infrastructure for the First Philippine Holdings Group which ensures the continuity and quality of essential power supplies to the Philippines. We are looking forward to working with the team of McConnell Dowell to deliver this exciting project in line with the requirements of the owner First Gen and all stakeholders in the project.”

Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Victoria, Australia, McConnell Dowell is a global infrastructure company involved in major infrastructure projects.

It has a long history of delivering complex infrastructure in market sectors including power, water, transport, and oil & gas across Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia.

Apart from meeting the power demands of millions of homes, the LNG Terminal will play a critical role towards the Philippines’ transition to cleaner energy sources, a solid step in our mission towards a decarbonized and regenerative future.

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