Xi Safety Inc follows up on Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance company, that it has been awarded a contract by JGC America, Inc. (JGC) for the Woodfibre LNG Project. The two organizations were previously awarded EPCM services to Chevron’s LNG project in Kitimat which has been ultimately delayed. While in Kitimat, members of Xi Safety, Kitselas and Spirit Strategies attended the transition town hall meeting whereby the consortium transitioned their team from the previous EPCM. Xi Safety continues working to providing services to Woodfibre LNG in the upcoming future for site services.
Woodfibre LNG Limited is proposing to build a modestly-sized liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility at the former Woodfibre pulp mill site, about seven kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia.
Woodfibre LNG is licenced to export about 2.1 million tonnes of LNG per year for 25 years, which means should our project go ahead, three to four times per month an LNG carrier will travel through well-established shipping lanes to the Woodfibre LNG terminal. Each carrier will travel at 8 to 10 knots in Howe Sound, be accompanied by at least three tugboats, at least one of which will be tethered to the carrier, and have two BC Coast Pilots on board, who are experts on BC’s coast.
When Woodfibre LNG Limited’s ownership was looking for the right location to build and operate a modestly sized LNG processing and export terminal in British Columbia, the Woodfibre site on the shores of Howe Sound was by far the best fit. The brownfield site was home to pulp mill operations for 100 years, is zoned industrial, has a deep water port on a waterway that for decades has been used for commercial shipping, and has access to electricity from BC Hydro and a FortisBC natural gas pipeline.