NewsJun 28, 2018

LNG Canada in your Community

Thank you for your continued support of LNG Canada. It’s been a busy year, and as we come into the summer months, we want to provide an update on activities you can expect to see and why we need to do them now. All the activities we will be undertaking have been permitted through the regulatory review process, and the safety of our workforce, the community and the environment remain our priority.

While the exact date for a Final Investment Decision (FID) is up to our Joint Venture Partners (JVPs) to make, LNG Canada continues to advance our project to put it in the best place possible should the decision occur later in 2018. Over the summer, we will begin some work that is seasonally sensitive, ensuring we care for and minimize impacts to the environment. Some of this work needs to be started now, to help the project remain on schedule should the JVPs take FID. We will be sharing a lot more detail about these activities at an Open House scheduled for July 31st at Riverlodge. Save the date and join us for a meal and to learn more.

Advancing the Project Pre-FID

LNG Canada recently identified JGC Fluor BC LNG JV (JGC Fluor) as our engineering, procurement and construction contractor. JGC Fluor will be largely responsible for construction of the LNG plant and associated facilities, and a majority of the site preparation should the project move forward post-FID. However, over the summer, LNG Canada will begin work so it is in the best place possible when JGC Fluor takes over construction, keeping to the cost and schedule that lead to its success in the competitive Request for Proposal process.

These are the activities LNG Canada will undertake over
the summer:

  • Site preparation for our workforce accommodation centre — Cedar Valley Lodge. During full construction, we will need about 4500 skilled trades workers to construct the project. We want to ensure these workers can be accommodated in a suitable and dedicated facility, resulting in the least amount of impact on the community. Living close to the worksite reduces the amount of traffic on the road, and allows us to provide preventative and primary health care and other supports at Cedar Valley Lodge that reduces pressure on community services
  • Preparation for marine construction, including dredging works to increase the depth of the berthing areas in the Port of Kitimat. These activities are not expected to impact local marine traffic, but there will be noise related to dredging and transportation of the dredge material. LNG Canada will be regularly monitoring noise levels to minimize disruption to the community and to Kitamaat Village.
  • Site work that has been permitted and needs to be completed according to the planned season, such as creek work at Beaver Creek and Kitimat River side channel. The objective of this work is to avoid, minimize and where necessary offset fish habitat under our Fisheries Act Authorizations. We will be constructing habitat offset projects to address impacts to the freshwater and marine habitat.

These activities will start in early July 2018. Community impacts related to this work will be minimal, but may result in increased traffic and noise. From time-to-time, we may need to remove wood waste that cannot be salvaged through a pre-scheduled open burn, which will be wind and weather dependent and subject to respective permits. We are committed to informing the community of these activities in advance through Facebook and at our Open House scheduled for July 31st at Riverlodge. Please follow us on Facebook at to ensure you receive the latest updates.

A Small Workforce to Advance the Project

The number of tradecrafts will be limited with this pre-FID work onsite. You may notice the arrival of additional tradecrafts who will be housed at Civeo-owned Sitka Open Lodge, which will re-open in July.

Want to Learn More About Our Work on the Ground?

We want to ensure you have all the information you need to understand the project and our activities. Please email us at [email protected] or call us at 250 639 3229 or 1 855 248 3631. If you’re calling outside of business hours, please leave a message, and we’ll return your call. Contracting opportunities: If your question is about contracting opportunities, email us at [email protected] Job opportunities will be managed by contractors executing work at site and not through LNG Canada. Some of the contractors include Servco Kitamaat, Haisla Ledcor, Haisla Triton and Boskalis Canada. If you are looking for a job opportunity, be sure to connect with WorkBC, Kitimat Valley Institute, Skilled Trades Employment Program, or one of the many job coaches in Kitimat and Terrace.

Come and join us at our Open House on July 31st between 4:00pm to 6:30pm at Riverlodge to learn more.




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