Woodfibre LNG has hired Sukwi7 Contracting for the removal of old pulp mill structures and infrastructure along the foreshore of the former Woodfibre pulp mill site near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.
The cleanup and demolition work is being carried out by Sukwi7 Contracting and its subcontractor Vancouver Pile Driving.
The work began on August 7, 2018, and will continue for approximately six months, Woodfibre LNG said, adding that it will include the removal of the old timber wharf, hog fuel unloading dock, deep-sea berth and warehouse, ferry berth, miscellaneous creosote-treated piles, mooring dolphins, steel frames and can buoys, the abandoned rail car barge ramp, mill equipment support structure, bridge at the mouth of Mill Creek, and asbestos-containing materials from various structures on the project site.
The cleanup is part of Woodfibre LNG’s commitment to the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to remove old infrastructure from the areas Woodfibre LNG leases from the ministry that are not required for operation and maintenance of the Woodfibre property.
This work is also a continuation of the multimillion-dollar cleanup effort that began in March 2017. Last year, workers removed industrial debris, such as storage tanks and other abandoned equipment, from the site for safe disposal.
The Woodfibre LNG project is located approximately 7 km west-southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. It involves the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on the previous Woodfibre pulp mill site, which would have a storage capacity of 250,000 cubic meters and would produce approximately 2.1 million tons per year of LNG.
Woodfibre LNG is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, and a unit of Pacific Oil & Gas, which is part of the Singapore-based RGE group of companies.