VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST – Floating LNG plant proposed for Saanich Inlet

Andrew Duffy , Lindsay Kines / Times Colonist
August 19, 2015 10:22 AM
Updated: August 21, 2015 08:24 AM

The Malahat First Nation and Steelhead LNG Corp. confirmed Thursday that they want to build a floating liquefied natural gas processing plant in Saanich Inlet, on the foreshore at Bamberton south of Mill Bay.

Costs for the plant and the pipeline that would be needed to bring natural gas to the Island for both the Bamberton LNG plant and Steelhead’s other proposed LNG plant near Port Alberni, and the proposed payment to the Malahat First Nation, were not disclosed at a news conference.

The Malahat First Nation bought the 525-hectare Bamberton site last month.

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CHAMBER OF SHIPPING – Malahat First Nation & Steelhead announce new LNG project

Still with LNG, it was announced this week that the Malahat First Nation and Steelhead LNG have concluded an agreement to jointly develop a 30 year, 6 million tons/year, floating LNG export facility to be moored on the shoreline of the Malahat FN owned land formerly known as Bramberton (picture above), the Malahat FN acting chief described the deal is the result of a push from the First Nation to explore new economic opportunities after recently purchasing the 525 hectare parcel of industrial-zoned land which is the former site of a cement manufacturing facility. Steelhead LNG is already in partnership with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations to build an LNG facility at Sarita Bay, approximately 10 kms north of Anacla at the southern end of Alberni Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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LNG INDUSTRY – Steelhead LNG and Malahat Nation sign mutual benefits agreement

Steelhead LNG Corp. and the Malahat First Nation have signed a mutual benefits agreement (MBA) and a long-term lease, which supports the proposed development of Malahat LNG. Malahat LNG is to be located on the shoreline of Malahat Nation-owned land, approximately 8 km south of Mill Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The facility is expected to have a capacity of 6 million tpy and would include floating liquefaction facilities. The proposal will now undergo rigorous regulatory, environmental and technical assessments.

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VANCOUVER, BC (August 20, 2015) – Steelhead LNG Corp. (Steelhead LNG) and the Malahat First Nation (Malahat Nation) are pleased to announce the successful completion of a Mutual Benefits Agreement (MBA) and Long-Term Lease supporting the proposed development of Malahat LNG, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility to be situated on the shoreline of Malahat Nation-owned land, formerly known as Bamberton, approximately 8 kilometres south of Mill Bay on Vancouver Island.

The proposed facility, expected to have a capacity of up to 6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), would include floating liquefaction facilities moored to the shoreline and minor supporting land-based infrastructure. The project’s significant economic impact would include up to 30 years of revenue generation for local, provincial and federal governments during construction, operation and decommissioning, along with the creation of up to 200 high-paying long-term positions once the facility is operational. The project would also create hundreds of additional direct and indirect jobs on Vancouver Island in a wide variety of sectors from design, through construction and operation, as well as training and employment opportunities for Malahat Nation members, members of neighbouring First Nations and other Vancouver Island community members. Continue reading

GLOBE AND MAIL – LNG shipping has an enviable safety record


Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2015 8:00AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2015 10:13AM EDT

Captain Stephen Brown is the president of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia.

The United States is about to do it. Australia, Russia, Indonesia and even tiny Trinidad and Tobago already do it. They all export liquefied natural gas by sea to world markets, creating enormous benefits for their citizens.

A proposal in Nova Scotia recently received some good regulatory news, but the best prospects for this new-to-Canada export industry lie in British Columbia.

The province has passed legislation that will establish a solid regulatory and tax environment for the export of LNG. It is an important step forward in the push to export clean energy, primarily to Asia.

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