LNG Canada represents one of the largest energy investments in the history of Canada

On October 1, 2018, with support from First Nations, the community, all levels of government, business, and labour, our Joint Venture Participants made a final investment decision to build the LNG Canada export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation.

LNG Canada will export Canadian natural gas to Asian markets, and in the process, put Canada on the global map of LNG exporting countries and create a world-class liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in British Columbia and Canada.

Trusted and valued

From the beginning, LNG Canada set out to be a company in a category of one – the project of choice for British Columbia and Canada. We made every decision keeping safety, economic, environmental and community interests top-of-mind.

Along with JGC Fluor, we will continue to work closely with the community, First Nations and municipal, regional, provincial and federal levels of government to understand how our company can help achieve collective social, economic and environmental aspirations.

We are working to minimize potential environmental impacts - whether at the site or in the marine environment. We are committed to listening, learning and working together to share information, to share value, and to meet the needs of the community.

We believe LNG Canada can be a catalyst for northern B.C. development and an opportunity for British Columbians in both the north and south of the province, to realize benefits through employment and the economic contributions.

LNG Canada is a project of national significance and will enable Canada to access new trading partners for its abundant natural resources.

Enabling the energy transition locally and globally

LNG Canada believes that energy development projects and the environment can co-exist, as long as the right design and planning are done upfront, the project incorporates local and traditional knowledge, and there is an effective way to monitor performance throughout the life of the project.

Through a combination of energy efficient natural gas turbines and renewable electricity from BC Hydro, our project will emit less than half the greenhouse gas emissions of the average LNG facility currently in operation.

As part of our Environmental Assessment process, we studied potential environmental effects on people, water, air and land. We operate in an environment of continuous and demonstrable improvement. We have reduced our environmental footprint related to air, land and water. We work with governments to develop innovative policy solutions that position B.C. and Canada as leaders in energy development, Indigenous reconciliation and environmental stewardship.

About our facility

The LNG Canada project is approved for construction. Key features of our proposed facility include:

  • LNG Processing Units: Natural gas will enter the processing units, or ‘trains’ – where carbon dioxide, water, condensate, sulphur and any other impurities will be separated out. The gas will then be chilled to approximately -162°C and turned into LNG. Condensates will be stored and railed out to market.
  • Storage Tanks: LNG will be piped to storage tanks until it is loaded onto LNG carriers at the wharf.
  • LNG Loading Lines: Two LNG loading lines will transfer LNG from the storage tanks to the wharf and the LNG carrier. They will be insulated to conserve energy and to keep the LNG in its liquid form.
  • Marine Terminal: An existing wharf will be redesigned to accommodate up to two LNG carriers at a time. Every LNG carrier will be assisted at the terminal by up to three tugboats – tugs will maneuver alongside the LNG carrier, positioning it at a very low speed until the LNG carrier is secured at the berth.
  • Rail Yard: The rail yard inside the facility will be connected into an existing rail system, which will be used to load condensate, a petroleum liquid that is one of the natural by-products of turning natural gas into LNG. The condensate will be stored temporarily in tanks on the site and then transported off-site by rail car for sale to customers.
  • Water Treatment Facility: The facility will draw water from the Kitimat River for use in process cooling, drinking and other purposes. Water taken from the river will be treated as needed prior to use. Water will be reused in a closed loop system to reduce water loss. Most of the water used by the cooling system will evaporate during use. Water that does not evaporate will be treated, along with any other facility wastewater, in an on-site wastewater treatment facility before releasing it into Kitimat Arm.
  • Flare Stacks: Two flare stacks – one that is approximately 60 metres tall and a second that is approximately 125 metres tall – will act as safety devices, a common feature in all LNG facilities. When the facility is operating normally, residents can expect to see a relatively small, clean burning flame (essentially, a pilot light) at the top of the stacks. The size of this pilot light will be approximately three feet in height, and will likely not be visible during the day.
  • Workforce accommodation: To limit the impact of a large influx of people on the Kitimat community, LNG Canada is building Cedar Valley Lodge – a workforce accommodation centre adjacent to work site, which can house up to 4500 people in single room accommodation. Designed with the worker in mind, people working on the project will be provided bus transportation to site, to reduce the number of automobiles on the road and address road safety issues. For residents of Terrace that work on the construction of the facility, shuttle bus transportation will be provided

Interested in seeing what our facility will look like? View our site animation below.

The rendering in this interactive site map shows the LNG Canada project at full build up, which includes both Phase 1 and Phase 2. LNG Canada is currently in construction for Phase 1.

Our Covid-19 response

LNG Canada and JGC I Fluor JV are committed to protecting our workers, the community, and our project from COVID-19. This includes reducing the risk of infection in all areas of our operations and activities. Our focus continues to be on keeping our project safe and healthy. The project will continue to minimize impacts on local medical services while providing our workforce with medical and health services in line with our ambition of being the Safest Project on Earth.

All COVID-19-related case data and information are within the Northern Health jurisdiction and are subject to privacy laws.

Our tool kit to manage the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve. We continue to adhere to B.C. Public Health measures, Norther Health authority recommendations, and WorkSafeBC communicable disease prevention guidelines.

Rapid testing

COVID-19 testing services are still routinely offered on demand through Project health services.

Masks and social distancing

  • Masks and social distancing are encouraged but no longer required at the project site, including at Cedar Valley Lodge.

On-site medical resources and facilities

We have on-site medical facilities staffed by healthcare professionals including registered nurses, nurse practitioners, primary care paramedics and advanced care paramedics, available to project workers 24/7. This significantly reduces the need for off-site public medical services. On-site resources include:

  • Dedicated isolation wings at Cedar Valley Lodge.
  • Two medical clinics across the LNG Canada site.
  • Medical-grade oxygen supply on standby.
  • Virtual access to the physician medical director 24/7 for consultations from nurse practitioners, when needed.

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