Project Snapshot
Canaport LNG
Facility Type: LNG
Scope: New Construction
Owner: Canaport LNG (Repsol YPF; Irving Oil)
Location: Saint John  Canada
Region: North America
Modified:  October 07, 2010

Project description

Canaport LNG is a receiving and regasification terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Construction on the facility began in 2008, and it was commissioned in June 2009. Canaport LNG is the first LNG regasification plant in Canada. It provides natural gas to Canada and the northeastern United States, and the facility is jointly owned by Repsol YPF (75%) and Fort Reliance/Irving Oil (25%).

Canaport LNG can send out 1 Bcf/d of natural gas to the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline via the 90-mile-long Brunswick Pipeline, which was built in tandem with the LNG terminal.

On October 7, 2010, Repsol and Qatargas signed a multiyear supply deal. Under the agreement, Qatargas will deliver LNG to the New Brunswick terminal using Q-Flex as well as Q-Max ships. Capable of carrying roughly 5.6 and 4.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas, respectively, Q-Max and Q-Flex are the world's largest LNG tankers. According to Repsol, Canaport is one of the few LNG terminals that can accommodate these vessels.

Contractors for the Canaport LNG project included SNC-CENMC, G.P. (SNC-Lavalin, Saipem S.p.A.) and Kiewit-Weeks-Sandwell (Peter Kiewit Sons Co., Weeks Marine, Sandwell Engineering).

  Key Stats
Major units:
receiving and regassification terminal, and pipeline
1 Bcf/d, increasing to 1.2 Bcf/d and expandable to 2 Bcf/d
Project cost:
$350 million for the pipeline
SNC-CENMC, G.P. (SNC-Lavalin, Saipem S.p.A.); Foster Wheeler Canada Ltd.; Kiewit-Weeks-Sandwell (Peter Kiewit Sons Co., Weeks Marine, Sandwell Engineering)
  Related Articles
ConocoPhillips: First Qatargas 3 Shipment En Route to Canaport
Dec 02, 2010 - ConocoPhillips announced Wednesday that the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Qatargas 3 (QG3) joint venture was shipped on Nov. 25, 2010.
Qatargas to Supply Repsol's Canaport LNG
Oct 07, 2010 - Spanish oil firm Repsol YPF SA (REP) Thursday said it has signed a multi-year liquefied natural gas agreement with Qatargas.
Canaport LNG Awards Jacobs Two-year Contract
Mar 09, 2010 - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced Tuesday that it received a two-year contract from Canaport LNG for the provision of maintenance and related services at the company's LNG Terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Q-Flex Reaches Canaport
Dec 02, 2009 - Travelling 22 days and 15,000 kilometers from Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar, the Q-Flex MV Mesaimeer arrived at the Saint John Port on December 1, 2009, to deliver 4.6 bcf of LNG to Canaport LNG.
Canaport To Bolster New Brunswick Export Growth In 2010
Nov 05, 2009 - New Brunswick's international export growth is forecast to lead the country in 2010, according to a provincial export outlook by Export Development Canada (EDC).
Repsol, Irving Open Canada's First LNG Terminal
Sep 25, 2009 - Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau on Friday officially opened the Canaport LNG terminal in Canada, marking the completion of the first of ten key projects outlined in the company's 2008-2012 Strategic Plan.
NEB Okays Most Elements of Repsol's Canaport App
Sep 05, 2008 - The National Energy Board on Thursday approved an application by Repsol Energy Canada Ltd. for a long-term license authorizing the importation of LNG into Canada, and a separate license to export regasified LNG from Canada to the U.S.
NEB Sets Late-May Hearing on Repsol's Canaport App
Feb 22, 2008 - A National Energy Board (NEB) hearing to consider an application submitted by Repsol Energy Canada Inc. will start on May 27, 2008.
NEB Sets May 27 Hearing for Canaport LNG
Jan 30, 2008 - The National Energy Board (NEB) will hold a public hearing to consider an application submitted by Repsol Energy Canada Ltd. (Repsol) for a 25-year license to import LNG and a separate 25-year license to export natural gas.
NEB Receives Repsol's Canaport License Apps
Jan 16, 2008 - The National Energy Board (NEB) has received an application from Repsol Energy Canada Ltd. (Repsol) for a license authorizing the importation of LNG into Canada, and for a separate license to export natural gas from Canada to the United States.
Foster Wheeler Wins Contract for Canaport LNG Terminal
Dec 07, 2006 - Foster Wheeler Canada Ltd., has been awarded a contract to provide project management consultancy services for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Canaport LNG Project Reaches Two Key Milestones
May 17, 2006 - Canaport LNG, the partnership between Repsol YPF and Irving Oil, has awarded the onshore and offshore EPC contracts and issued the final notice to proceed for the construction of the first new LNG receiving terminal on the East Coast of North America
Repsol YPF Advances Canada LNG Project
Jul 18, 2005 - Repsol YPF has signed agreements with M&NP for transportation service on a new pipeline system in Canada, as well as for a planned expansion of M&NP's pipeline system in the United States, which will deliver volumes from the Canaport LNG import terminal to downstream markets.
Irving Oil & Repsol YPF Ink Deal on Canaport LNG Project
Jun 07, 2005 - Irving Oil Limited and Repsol YPF, S.A. have entered into definitive agreements to develop an LNG import and regassification terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
Maritimes Opens Door to New LNG Supply
Feb 15, 2005 - Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline started an open season process on Tuesday to test the market for a possible expansion.

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