Construction works on Canada’s first LNG export facility reaching final stages

LNG Canada, a joint venture of Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and Korea Gas Corporation, has shared construction updates as it nears completion of Canada’s first LNG export facility.

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According to LNG Canada, the project’s construction is more than 80% complete and the upcoming months will be about completion and preparation for the plant operation.

When completed, the facility will consist of a natural gas receiving and LNG production unit, a marine terminal with the capacity to accommodate two LNG carriers, a tugboat dock, and LNG loading lines. It will also include LNG processing units, storage tanks, a rail yard, a water treatment facility, and flare stacks.

Its production capacity is planned at 14 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from the first two trains, with the potential to expand to four trains in the future.

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As informed, the next stage will see hydrotesting the tank which will include pumping 170,000 cubic metres of water into the tank to make sure it maintains integrity.

In the utilities area, the majority of the pipe racks were installed and the project is awaiting the arrival of the final modules.

When it comes to ISBL, all major modules are in and LNG Canada is now hooking up modules and piping. Non-process buildings should be completed during this quarter.

The steel structure of the 122-metre flare is also completed while the piping and the flare tip structure will be completed later this summer, LNG Canada said.

Additionally, LNG Canada is working on the development of a tug berth which will support HaiSea Marine’s new fleet of electric battery-powered and low-emissions tugboats.

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