Project Snapshot
Kitimat LNG
Facility Type: LNG
Scope: New Construction
Owner: WestPac LNG Corporation
Location: Kitimat  Canada
Region: North America
Modified:  September 10, 2008

Project description

WestPac LNG plans to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas facility at Bish Cove near the Port of Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.

The facility will include a marine off-loading dock, LNG storage, natural gas liquids recovery, ragasification and send-out facilities. LNG will be sent to the interconnection of the existing Spectra Energy’s Westcoast Pipeline system. Because the facility is in close proximity of an existing pipeline, the construction process will take less time and North America will have faster access to natural gas.

The facility spans across 80 acres--not including the marine based portion. There is a berth for tugs and barges on the north shore of the cove and breasting dolphins and an unloading platform on the eastern shore for LNG tankers. Because of the ports deep-water access, harbor dredging is not required.

Kitimat LNG is expected to go online in 2010.

  Key Stats
Major process units:
Two 160,000 m3 LNG storage tanks with potential future expansion to three tanks, marine off-loading, LNG storage, natural gas liquids recovery, regassification and send-out facilities, and a pipeline.
Post-project processing capacity:
1 Bcf/d
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