Kwispaa LNG an opportunity for Huu-ay-aht First Nations

 

On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, representatives from the Kwispaa LNG project team were in Port Alberni council chambers to provide more information about the Kwispaa LNG project. The proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility was given the go-ahead after a Huu-ay-aht community referendum resulted in a 70 percent vote in favour in March 2017. The positive vote meant that Steelhead LNG, a Canadian company based out of Vancouver, would develop the LNG project through a co-management relationship with the Huu-ay-aht.

“We have the support of our people, we have the support of our hereditary chiefs and we have the support of our council for this project,” said Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert Dennis Sr.

Read the full article in the Alberni Valley News

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.

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 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

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