The Canadian unit of the Belgium-based contractor BESIX has been awarded an LNG berth marine structure deal for the Shell-led LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia.
BESIX Canada, together with its joint venture partner Vancouver Pile Driving (Vanpile), has been hired by the project’s EPC contractor JGC-Fluor JV.
Works include the construction of a 500-meter-long quay wall, an LNG platform and all associated mooring and berthing structures.
The works also involve the construction of scour protection, roadways, foundations for buildings, electrical works as well as the installation of marine equipment such as automated navigation aids, BESIX said in its statement.
Construction will start in 2019 with the removal of the existing facilities, shoreline protection and current infrastructure. The works will be completed in 2021.
The proposed LNG export facility will liquefy surplus Canadian natural gas so that it can be exported to help meet global energy demands.
The facility will initially consist of two LNG processing units, each with the capacity to produce at least 6.5 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG, with potential for the addition of additional two trains in the future.
LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Shell Canada Energy (50 percent), a unit of Royal Dutch Shell and affiliates of PetroChina (20 percent), Korea Gas Corporation (15 percent) and Mitsubishi Corporation (15 percent).