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Labor agreement reached for Jordan Cove LNG Terminal

On April 4, Jordan Cove Contractors and Labor reached a project agreement for the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal at the International Port of Coos Bay. The project, estimated to cost $6 billion, will be built by union labor.

“We are very pleased to have reached an agreement ensuring our facility will be built by experienced union labor,” said Bob Braddock, Project Manager. “Black & Veatch and Kiewit are world leaders in designing and managing LNG and power plant construction projects and teaming them with quality, skilled labor will enhance our long-term safety and reliability.”

Construction of the project is expected to take 42 months, with an average workforce of 900. The average construction wage for the project would be $85,000.

“There are thousands of qualified pipefitters, electricians, laborers, sheetmetal workers, ironworkers and boilermakers across Oregon that will benefit from this work, receiving good wages with benefits for three years of construction,” said John Mohlis, Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary.

Read the full press release here.