Marine and engineering company LOC Group recently signed a multi-year contract with LNG Canada to provide marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services and vessel quality assurance on the project.
LOC will oversee the transportation of more than 200 modules being shipped to the construction site, from fabrication facilities in Asia, the company said in its statement.
The project includes the design, construction and operation of a natural gas liquefaction plant, utilities, storage facilities, as well as port construction with marine off-loading facilities and shipping.
When completed the LNG Canada project will become the first Canadian terminal to export LNG overseas. The project is located at Kitimat, a coastal community in northern British Columbia, approximately 650 kilometers northwest of Vancouver.
The project includes the construction of two liquefaction trains totaling 14 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), with the potential to expand to four trains in the future.
Besides Shell, LNG Canada JV partners include Malaysia’s Petronas, PetroChina, Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and Kogas of South Korea.