WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has been appointed to work on the development, planning, permitting and consenting of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, which will create over 100 new jobs in Fife.
Designed to bring low cost and environmentally-friendly energy to Scotland, the terminal is a joint initiative between Flogas Britain and Stolt-Nielsen LNG Holdings Limited.
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.
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.”