Photo: Proposed Kwispaa LNG site (Image courtesy of Steelhead LNG)

Steelhead LNG submits Kwispaa description to regulators

Kwispaa LNG, a project proposed by Steelhead LNG, moved to the next stage with the submission of the project description to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

The project description provides an overview of Kwispaa LNG project, the company said in a statement.

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility will be located at Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island. It is the only Canadian LNG project being developed through a co-management relationship between industry and First Nations.

The project has secured National Energy Board (NEB) approval to export up to 24 million tons of LNG from the project for a period of 25 years.

The filing of the project description with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will allow the regulators to work with Kwispaa LNG to establish the scope of the environmental assessment of the project.

First Nations and community engagement to date by Kwispaa LNG has already identified areas of particular interest, such as marine shipping, which will be a focus of environmental studies.

The Kwispaa LNG team will also continue to engage with First Nations, communities, and stakeholders regarding the project, and welcomes feedback and comments.

The project has previously received the backing of Huu-ay-aht citizens, shortlisted three global EPC contractors and launched a contract tendering process for Kwispaa LNG’s at-shore LNGTM production units and onshore facilities in August this year.

In addition, the project awarded a contract Hyundai Heavy Industries for the design and construction of production unit hulls in September 2018.