LNG Canada welcomes first major module
The first major module for the 14mn mt/yr LNG Canada liquefaction terminal on BC’s northern coast has arrived at Kitimat aboard the HTV Forte, LNG Canada said March 11.
The inlet facilities module, measuring 35 metres high and weighing 4,618 mt, will serve as the entry point for natural gas delivered to the LNG Canada facility by the Coastal GasLink pipeline, now under construction. It will then evenly distribute the feed gas at a constant flow to various treatment facilities and processes, senior construction engineer Gerard Bowers said.
Over the next few days, the module will be moved from LNG Canada’s material offloading facility in the Port of Kitimat to its final location at the main LNG processing site. Large, self-propelled modular transporters will move the unit along the terminal’s 3 km-long haul road.
“Taking delivery of our inlet facilities module represents another key milestone for our project, which is now approaching 60% completion,” LNG Canada CEO Peter Zebedee said. “This is a very important year for us, with a pace of construction not seen previously.”
LNG Canada intends to deliver its first cargo by the middle of this decade, he added.