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NLNG signed the contracts for Train 7’s Front End Engineering Design (FEED) with two consortia in July 2018 in a Dual FEED Process. 

The consortia, B7 JV Consortium and SCD JV Consortium, participated in the Dual FEED Process and produced a Basic Design Engineering Package (BDEP) that determined their EPC pricing, and eventually their bids to construct the NLNG’s 7th Train.

Similarly, Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC) were appointed as Financial Advisers for the Train 7 Project.

In March 2019, NLNG and Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) signed off an approved plan for Nigeria Content (NC) for the Train 7 Project which will ensure the delivery of value and benefits to the Nigerian economy.

Tony Attah, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NLNG, and the Executive Secretary NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, signed the NC Plan in Abuja at an event witnessed by representatives of the shareholders of NLNG -Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Gas B.V, Total Gaz Electricite Holdings France and ENI International N.A. N. V. S.àr. l.

In September 2019, NLNG issued a Letter of Intent for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract of the Project to SCD JV Consortium. SCD JV Consortium is made up of Saipem of Italy, Japan’s Chiyoda and Daewoo of South Korea.

On 27th December 2019, NLNG took Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Train 7 Project in Abuja. This was followed by the approval of the Nigerian Content Compliance Certificate (NCCC) and Approved Vendors Lists (AVLs) by Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in April, 2020.

On 13th May 2020, the company awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts for the Project to SCD JV Consortium, comprising affiliates of Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo.