Oct 06, 2021
LNG Canada Project Surpasses 50% Completion
There’s a popular saying: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
The LNG Canada community has always believed we can reach a lower carbon future, by working together and sharing common values. We have always believed we can set the benchmark for economically, environmentally and socially responsible LNG development.
This has underpinned and informed everything that we do, from the beginning. Believing we can achieve our goals and objectives gave us a great start. And now, quite literally, we are halfway there—a little more, in fact.
Three years after our joint venture participants reached a successful final investment decision, we’re proud to share that work across the LNG Canada project has just surpassed the 50% completion mark. We’re moving swiftly towards commissioning and start-up, and to fulfilling our promise of delivering a world-class LNG facility in Kitimat, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation, benefitting British Columbians and Canadians for decades to come.
It hasn’t always been easy. The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for everyone, at home and abroad. And we remain very concerned about cost and schedules increases disclosed by TC Energy to complete its Coastal GasLink pipeline that will connect to our facility. But with support from First Nations, local communities and businesses, and working with all levels of government, LNG Canada has continued to reach major milestones, safely and on schedule.
In the past few months these have included our LNG tank roof raise, the arrival of our main cryogenic heat exchanger and two precooler units, our first opportunity to receive critical infrastructure at our new material offloading facility, and the completion of engineering work.
To date, LNG Canada and its contractors and subcontractors have awarded $3.5 billion in contracts and procurement to business in British Columbia. Of this amount, over $2.7 billion has been awarded to First Nations-owned businesses and local area businesses. Thousands of Canadians, most of them from B.C., are presently working on the LNG Canada project.
In the coming weeks and months, activities will increase as more critical infrastructure arrives. The transformation of our site in Kitimat will accelerate as we move through the next stages of project completion and ever closer to shipping our first cargo of low-carbon, made-in B.C. LNG.
We’re excited about the future, and we’re looking forward to sharing more news and information about our construction progress, our work with local and Indigenous communities, how our facility will operate, and how you can stay involved.
We have always believed in our work, and in protecting our people, our community and our asset. Thank you for believing in us.