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Braemar Engineering wins floating LNG contract

Written by Nick Blenkey

Sheila-McLainSEPTEMBER 9, 2013 — Braemar Engineering has won a contract that VP of Business Development Sheila McClain calls “a very exciting opportunity.”

Sheila McClain, VP of Business Development, Braemar Engineering, Houston

The company, which is the marine and LNG technical consultancy arm of the Braemar Shipping Services PLC group, has been appointed as owner’s engineers for United LNG, LP in the world’s largest floating LNG production project.

The project, situated offshore near Venice, Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico, will be the world’s largest floating LNG export project, with three floating liquefaction units projected to export up to 24 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG, commencing in spring 2018.

“With decades of LNG experience, we are proud to be working with a world class organization like Braemar Engineering,” said Stephen Payne, Chairman of United LNG.

“Braemar Engineering is one of the most experienced consulting engineering firms in the LNG industry, offering services to support the entire LNG chain, and the level of expertise and experience we will be able to contribute to this project is unique,” says Ms. McClain. “Braemar Engineering brings both floating LNG experience and shore based production experience – a combination of skills which really counts in this rapidly developing field.”

The project includes modification of existing offshore structures, construction of new facilities, construction, installation, and operation of floating liquefaction storage vessels to be used for the on-site liquefaction and exportation of LNG from offshore Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.

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