FortisBC steps ahead with Tilbury LNG Phase 2 expansion

Canadian LNG provider, FortisBC Holdings has filed an initial project description with regulators to begin the federal impact assessment and provincial environmental assessment processes for the Tilbury phase 2 LNG expansion project.

If approved, the Tilbury phase 2 LNG expansion project may involve the construction of a new tank that could triple the site’s storage capacity and strengthen the resiliency of FortisBC’s gas system.

It would also include the construction of additional liquefaction equipment to produce LNG for marine bunkering or bulk export by ship.

The storage tank would have the capacity to hold up to 162,000 cubic meters of LNG while the production would be lifted by 3.5 million tons of LNG per year.

If approved, construction could start as early as 2022 and be complete by 2028, FortisBC said in its statement.

For nearly 50 years, the Tilbury LNG facility has been providing natural gas supply when customer demand is at its highest.

The Tilbury LNG facility is already producing LNG for marine customers and for customers overseas.

The project will enable Tilbury to produce more LNG to meet the increasing demand for LNG as a marine fuel and to support its 30BY30 target.

The company has already submitted the initial project description for the Tilbury phase 2 LNG expansion project to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office.