McConnell Dowell announced today that it has been awarded contracts and granted notice to proceed by FGEN LNG Corporation (FGEN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Gen Corporation (First Gen), to build and deliver the Interim Offshore Terminal Project ("IOT Project") at the latter's Batangas LNG Terminal located in the First Gen Clean Energy Complex in Batangas, Philippines.

Under the contracts, McConnell Dowell will undertake the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of both the Multiple Purpose Jetty and Onshore Gas Receiving Facility. This award builds upon McConnell Dowell’s long history of delivering complex marine infrastructure across South East Asia, and the new Multiple Purpose Jetty will be a permanent modification of the existing liquid fuel jetty which McConnell Dowell constructed for First Gen in 1998.

Once completed, the IOT Project will allow First Gen to accelerate the introduction of LNG into the country and serve the natural gas requirements of existing and future gas-fired power plants in the Philippines.

McConnell Dowell Managing Director for South East Asia, Thomas Dockray highlighted that this energy infrastructure project is one of national significance and is extremely proud to further grow the working relationship with First Gen through the delivery of the IOT Project. It will provide many benefits to local communities and play a critical role in ensuring the energy security of the Luzon Grid and the Philippines.

“The selection of McConnell Dowell reinforces our technical expertise, engineering innovation, hands-on knowledge and extensive international experience in building similar LNG facilities. We work well with First Gen and value the importance of our relationship as we launch and deliver a project of this magnitude.” Thomas stated.

“Some of our key project delivery partners include, First Balfour, GHD and LogiCamms. They will help us to deliver the overall project on time and to the desired standard. Our delivery partners will also bring additional qualified, skilled and local experience to the project.” Thomas added.

First Gen has completed a significant amount of pre-development work to allow the project to achieve an expeditious start. Today’s announcement marks an important milestone and engineering and procurement activities will commence immediately with the initial site construction activities scheduled to take place over the coming months.