Cultural name – Kwispaa – chosen for LNG project

 

Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Steelhead LNG are pleased to announce that the co-managed LNG project in Sarita has a new name. Following recommendations from the LNG Advisory Committee, Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council has approved the name Kwispaa (Kwis-pa-a) LNG project.

The traditional name reflects Huu-ay-aht’s elders and its rich history and connection to the land and territory, as well as its stake in this project. Keeping in line with the co-management and in the spirit of reconciliation, Steelhead LNG agreed to change the name of the project.

For more information, visit huuayaht.org.

Meet the team: Tiffany Murray, Vice President, External Affairs

We talk with Tiffany about her role overseeing Steelhead LNG’s community and regulatory team and how Steelhead is developing its proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in a way that is aligned with local community values.

As the Vice President, External Affairs, Tiffany’s role is to work with Steelhead LNG’s community team, First Nations and local communities, as well as our regulatory team for environmental and other permitting processes.

Getting into communities at an early stage is one of the most important aspects of project development; Tiffany ensures Steelhead LNG understands the values, interests and concerns of a community so that we develop our proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in a way that is aligned with community values.


Why do you do what you do?

I do this because I truly believe in sustainable development and the opportunity companies have to develop projects that meaningfully contribute to communities.

After finishing my Master’s degree, I had an opportunity to work in Libera with a non-profit working on an agricultural community development project. During that time, I saw a lot of industry and communities who were getting it all wrong, and felt there was a real opportunity to come home to Canada and work for industry to help shape the policies, programs and approach to reflect a fair, sustainable, and community-centered way of doing business, and that’s why I joined Steelhead LNG.

From the top of our leadership team, it was demonstrated that sustainable development and early community involvement was a core value, and I saw that this is a company that’s willing to work in ways that other companies weren’t willing to do, and a place where I could make a real difference.


What is Steelhead LNG’s approach working collaboratively with First Nations? How does your approach differ to other project proponents in B.C.?

Our approach to working with First Nations is fundamental to the core values of Steelhead LNG as a company. After the company was founded, the first thing we did after looking at potential sites on the coast of British Columbia was approach host First Nations to see if they were in interested in developing a project with us. As a result, Steelhead LNG was able to establish a relationship based on respect and the shared interest of developing a project that reflects community values.

Doing the right thing means working together with First Nations and local communities, and we are fortunate to have a leadership team who really respects and values these relationships and partnerships, as well as how important this is to doing business in British Columbia.

Steelhead LNG statement on BC election

The following is a statement from Nigel Kuzemko, CEO, Steelhead LNG, on the result of the provincial election held on May 9, 2017:

We congratulate all provincial MLAs on their election. We believe our proposed Sarita LNG and Malahat LNG projects will provide significant benefits for local communities, British Columbians and Canadians. Both projects are in the early conceptual design phase and have benefited from the feedback we received from local Aboriginal groups and residents.

As we move forward, we will continue to engage with the BC government and local MLAs to demonstrate the benefits of our projects and address feedback on our proposals.

Huu-ay-aht makes history with approval of Sarita LNG project

VANCOUVER, BC (March 26, 2017) – Huu-ay-aht First Nations citizens made history, becoming the first British Columbia Nation to approve a co-management development arrangement for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility.

On March 25, Huu-ay-aht citizens voted 70 per cent in support for the proposed Sarita LNG Project with Steelhead LNG. The proposed LNG facility, which also received unanimous support of Huu-ay-aht’s Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council (Hereditary Chiefs) and elected Executive Council, could be an economic game changer for the Nation of 750 people. Continue reading

Huu-ay-aht First Nations to hold referendum vote on the proposed Sarita LNG Project

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations is engaging with Huu-ay-aht citizens on Steelhead LNG’s proposed Sarita LNG Project and will hold a referendum vote on March 25, 2017. The Sarita LNG Project is a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility located on Huu-ay-aht First Nations-owned lands at Sarita Bay, about 10 kilometres north of Bamfield, and roughly 70 kilometres southwest of Port Alberni. The facility concept is in the preliminary engineering and conceptual design stage.

“This engagement represents a positive step forward for our proposed Sarita LNG Project and is informed by extensive discussions with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations,” said Nigel Kuzemko, CEO of Steelhead LNG. “We respect Huu-ay-aht’s referendum process and value the opportunity to continue to explore this LNG opportunity with the Huu-ay-aht First Nations.” Continue reading

Leading industry experts join Steelhead LNG Executive Leadership Team

VANCOUVER, BC – Nigel Kuzemko, Chief Executive Officer of Steelhead LNG, announced today the appointment of two new members to the company’s executive team.

Paul Sullivan, formerly Senior Vice President of Global LNG and Floating LNG (FLNG) at Worley Parsons Group, has been appointed Vice President, Projects. Mr. Sullivan has had a long career in engineering and construction, with more than 25 years managing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and export projects. He previously led the FEED group at British Gas, where he was involved in the development, from concept to implementation, of the company’s liquefaction and regasification projects. He was instrumental in developing Atlantic LNG, British Gas’ first grassroots liquefaction project in Trinidad. He has also previously served as the Development and Projects Director for Whessoe Oil & Gas, where he was responsible for front end engineering, product innovation and project development, together with operations responsibility for the western hemisphere, India and East Asia.

“Steelhead LNG is at an exciting point and has the potential to be a game changer in the LNG industry,” said Mr. Sullivan. “I look forward to overseeing the next phase of development of the company’s At-Shore LNG export projects, which have the potential to deliver some of the lowest cost LNG to international markets.” Continue reading

Clean Ships Jump the Queue at Panama Canal

By MarEx 2016-10-31
On Monday, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) unveiled a new recognition program for clean operators that will help them to get ahead of the pack for transit bookings.

“We’re rewarding those who make conscious efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in technology that will make shipping even more efficient,” says Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano.

The ACP calls the new system “Environmental Premium Ranking.” The Canal has an existing ranking system for customers which it uses when figuring out bookings for transits, based in part on how often a vessel operator uses the canal.

The new system gives two levels of extra recognition to clean ships, with many ways of qualifying. Vessels with EEDI efficiency numbers 20 percent below baseline get Level 1; 30 percent below baseline, Level 2. There are similar provisions for the Environmental Ship Index and for NOx emissions, and any vessel with an LNG-fueled engine qualifies for Level 2 – giving LNG carriers an automatic leg up.

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Finland to operate world’s 1st LNG-powered icebreaker

October 31

HELSINKI — Finland says it will start to operate the world’s first icebreaker powered by liquefied natural gas on Tuesday as the number of LNG-powered vessels is steadily increasing in the Nordic country that is surrounded by the Baltic Sea and is heavily reliant on maritime transport.

The state-owned operator Arctia Ltd. said on Monday that the 128 million-euro ($140 million) Polaris icebreaker, which also runs on low-sulphur diesel, is equipped with two large LNG containers allowing it two operate for 10 days in rough ice conditions without refueling.

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JWN ENERGY – Seven Generations and Steelhead LNG partner to advance reduced-footprint LNG opportunities

By Deborah Jaremko
Sept. 19, 2016, 7:43 a.m.

A new agreement between Seven Generations Energy and Steelhead LNG leaves BC “exceptionally positioned” to be a leading supplier of Canadian gas to Asian markets in the coming years, says BC’s natural gas development minister.

Rich Coleman joined a statement Monday announcing that Calgary-based 7G will acquire a stake in Vancouver’s Steelhead and together explore new midstream infrastructure to support the company’s proposed projects on Vancouver Island.

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