Photo: Illustration only; Coral Sul FLNG; Courtesy of SHI

Samsung Heavy scores Cedar LNG FEED contract

Cedar LNG has signed a deal with Black & Veatch and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the project’s proposed FLNG.

Samsung Heavy scores Cedar LNG FEED contract
Illustration only; Coral Sul FLNG; Courtesy of SHI

The Haisla Nation-owned project has now reached key milestones for its proposed export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.

The project is a partnership between the Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. Strategically positioned to leverage BC’s LNG infrastructure, Cedar LNG will use renewable electricity from BC Hydro. Thus, it will be one of the lowest carbon intensity LNG facilities in the world. 

Now, the project awarded FEED contract to Kansas-based engineering firm Black & Veatch and South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy.

“Cedar LNG is rooted in meaningfully creating a low carbon, Indigenous-led business that respects local values and protects the environment,” said Doug Arnell, Cedar LNG CEO.

“The project’s low carbon footprint, coupled with the use of Black & Veatch and Samsung’s expertise and technology will result in a state-of-the-art facility the Haisla Nation, BC and Canada can be proud of.”

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Cedar LNG submits application for EAC

The project recently applied for an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) at the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office. Therefore, it moved it into the 180-day application review phase.

“The submission of our application for an EAC represents another significant step forward in exporting Canadian LNG to overseas markets,” said Scott Burrows, Pembina’s CEO.

“Each time we’ve returned to our design, whether to include community input or account for leading technology, we’ve made important improvements that have resulted in a superior project that respects the values of the local community and minimizes environmental effects.”

Cedar LNG expects to make a final investment decision in 2023 following the completion of the environmental assessment process.

Subject to additional factors, including regulatory and other approvals, the expected in-service date for the project is in 2027.