Saipem, in joint venture with Daewoo E&C Co and Chiyoda Corp (SCD JV), has been awarded by Nigeria LNG the contracts for the Engineering, Procurement & Construction of the Nigeria LNG Train 7 Project to be executed at Bonny Island LNG complex in Nigeria. The overall value of the contracts is above 4 billion USD and Saipem’s share amounts to around 2.7 billion USD. This award follows the signature of the Letter of Intent communicated by press release on 12th September 2019
Nigeria LNG (NLNG) is a limited liability Company whose main shareholders are the Federal Government of Nigeria represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Gas B.V., Total Gaz Electricité France and Eni International (N.A.) N.V.S.a.r.l.
The NLNG Train 7 Project consists of the construction of one complete LNG train and one additional liquefaction unit with a total capacity of approximately eight (8) MTPA, plus other extensive associated utilities and infrastructures.
Saipem is leader in SCD JV with a 60% share.
Stefano Cao, Saipem’s CEO, commented:
'This new project in Nigeria - where we have been operating for over 50 years - confirms our ability to build solid relationships, qualifying Saipem as a global company. It also proves the validity of the management methods of Covid-19 emergency thanks to the flexibility of our organizational model and the practise of our people to work remotely. The investment decision by Nigeria LNG Limited, which includes several important energy companies, demonstrates that natural gas, in whose value chain Saipem has a recognized leadership, will be pivotal to the energy transition. The award of this contract contributes to increase the portion of non-oil-related backlog and confirms the overcoming of the link between Saipem’s share value and oil price'.