A major LNG project proposal reached another milestone on Monday with Chevron / Apache awarding the consortium of JGC / Fluor with a contract to lead all engineering, procurement and construction services for the proposed Kitimat LNG plant site at Bish Cove near Kitimat.
“Today’s news is another strong sign of LNG projects advancing in B.C. – which means another step towards realizing an unprecedented opportunity to create jobs and stronger communities throughout British Columbia,” said Premier Christy Clark. “There are already 400 people supporting their families by working on the proposed Kitimat LNG facility site – one that has the potential to benefit all British Columbians.”
The contract awarded by Chevron / Apache will see JGC conduct services for the liquefaction process facilities and core infrastructure, with Fluor responsible for utilities and offsite facilities.
“Our LNG sector continues to show progress,” said Minister of Natural Gas Development, Rich Coleman. “This contract represents jobs and economic activity, demonstrating the importance of continuing our efforts to develop B.C.’s LNG industry.”
The proposed Kitimat LNG Project is a 50:50 joint venture between Chevron Canada Limited and Apache Canada Limited and is still subject to a Final Investment Decision (FID).
* Kitimat LNG is one of the provinces most advanced LNG proposals with a 20-year export licence approved by Canada’s National Energy Board and an environmental assessment by the Government of British Columbia.
* If five LNG facilities move forward, the cumulative gross domestic product benefit to British Columbia could total $1 trillion by 2046.
* LNG export operations in B.C. could create over 100,000 new jobs in British Columbia and new revenues for government to support a debt-free future.