Professional services firm appointed to develop new Liquified Natural Gas Terminal in Fife
Global professional services consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed by Flogas Britain and Stolt-Neilsen LNG Holdings to work on the development, planning, permitting and consenting of the new Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal at the Port of Rosyth.
The terminal, which is set to bring low cost and environmentally friendly energy to Scotland and create more than 100 new jobs in Fife, is a joint initiative between Flogas Britain, a leading UK liquified gas provider, and Stolt-Nielsen LNG Holdings Limited – a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI), a global provider of bulk liquid transportation and storage solutions.
The initiative is the first step towards increasing Scotland’s energy self-sufficiency and reducing the cost of energy for homes and businesses located off the national gas network.
The new terminal, which has a target date of completion set for 2019, will aim to deliver LNG more cost effectively, making it cheaper and enabling users to switch to the more environmentally friendly fuel and help reduce carbon emissions in line with the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Economic Strategy (LCES).
Alan Lawless, head of power generation at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Stolt-Nielsen and Flogas in an exciting, innovative and flagship development project that will significantly reduce regional carbon emissions and further contribute to the low carbon economy that we are all seeking.
“Job creation is also a very positive outcome of the project. We hope that this and subsequent developments will contribute to the security of our energy supply within the UK.”
The contract win boosts WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s market share in the UK’s LNG consultancy, engineering and design sector, having already been appointed to a five-year contract with National Grid Grain LNG in Kent earlier this year.