Saipem JV awarded EPC contract in Nigeria

18 May 2020

Saipem, in a joint venture with Daewoo E&C Co. Ltd and Chiyoda Corporation (SCD JV), has been awarded by Nigeria LNG Limited 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 USD 4bn and Saipem’s share amounts to around USD 2.7bn.

Nigeria LNG Limited (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 the 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 the Covid-19 emergency thanks to the flexibility of our organizational model and the practice 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 increasing the portion of non-oil-related backlog and confirms the overcoming of the link between Saipem’s share value and oil price”.