Cryopeak Makes Record LNG Delivery to Canada’s North
Cryopeak LNG Solutions said July 7 it had completed a record delivery of 18,000 gallons of LNG by truck to a Northwest Territories Power Corp (NTPC) generating station in Inuvik, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.
The shipment was made using Cryopeak’s new Super B-Train transportation system, which utilises two LNG tanker trailers. The LNG was produced and loaded at FortisBC’s Tilbury Island facility near Vancouver, BC – nearly 3,800 km south of Inuvik.
“It was an incredible journey, both manning the truck, and seeing how far Cryopeak has come in the ability to deliver clean, affordable and reliable natural gas to serve the region,” said Blair Mease, who drove the B-Train (shown pictured arriving at its destination) the 3,729 km from Tilbury to Inuvik. Cryopeak’s own LNG production facility in Fort Nelson – about 1,700 km closer to Inuvik – will become operational in November this year, shortening the distance for future deliveries.
The Super B-Train is designed with up to 70% greater load capacity than standard LNG trailers operating in Canada, improving the competitiveness of LNG as a fuel source for remote mining operations and communities by reducing the transportation cost – often the largest cost component – of LNG for consumers.
“The government of the Northwest Territories (NWT) is committed to finding ways to reduce the cost of living for its residents, and we continue to collaborate with NTPC to look for innovative solutions to do just that,” said Katrina Nokleby, NWT’s minister of infrastructure and industry, tourism and investment. “This delivery – the largest delivery of liquefied natural gas this far north in Canada – marks an important step toward making lower carbon electricity available across the NWT.”