The Shell-led C$40 billion ($31 billion) LNG Canada project in British Columbia is ready to start dredging works to allow larger ships such as LNG carries to be able to dock in the port of Kitimat.
The Transshelf heavy-lift vessel arrived in Kitimat last week carrying five dredging and support vessels which were floated off its decks subsequently, according to LNG Canada.
To remind, a final investment decision has still not been made by Shell and its joint venture partners on the giant LNG project that would include a liquefaction plant consisting of two trains each with the capacity to produce at least 6.5 million tons per annum (mtpa).
Besides Shell, LNG Canada JV partners include Malaysia’s Petronas, PetroChina, Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and Kogas of South Korea.
The dredging works are a part of “some seasonally sensitive work this summer to put the LNG project in the best position” to meet schedule requirements should LNG Canada’s JV participants take a final investment decision later in 2018, LNG Canada said in a statement.
Dutch dredging company Boskalis will execute dredging and Triton Haisla will conduct environmental monitoring, as well as crab and fish salvage, the statement said.
LNG World News Staff