Kwispaa LNG reaches major milestone with filing of Project Description with provincial and federal regulators

VANCOUVER, B.C. Kwispaa LNG has entered the next phase of project development with the submission of the Project Description to the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. The Project Description provides a comprehensive overview of Kwispaa LNG and represents the culmination of several years of engagement and planning, the results of which have been integrated into ongoing environmental studies and engineering work.

Unique among Canadian LNG projects, Kwispaa LNG is being developed through a co-management relationship between Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations. As part of this collaborative approach, the Kwispaa LNG team has been undertaking joint environmental studies and engagement with First Nations and local communities.

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Western Canadian energy executive Randy Jespersen joins Steelhead LNG Executive Team and Board of Directors

 

Jespersen brings more than 35 years of energy industry experience, including delivering major natural gas pipeline and LNG projects in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Steelhead LNG’s development of a natural gas pipeline and ongoing gas supply discussions to support the Kwispaa LNG facility will benefit from the strategic and relationship leadership of former Terasen CEO R.L (Randy) Jespersen who has been appointed Executive Chairman, Pipeline. Mr. Jespersen joins Steelhead LNG’s Leadership Team and will sit on its Board of Directors.

“I am very impressed by the calibre of the Steelhead LNG team and by the company’s low-cost pathway to developing the Kwispaa LNG project and pipeline that is competitive in the current market, creates an attractive pricing opportunity for British Columbia and Alberta producers, and benefits all British Columbians, including our First Nations partners,” said Jespersen.

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Kwispaa LNG shortlists four EPC contractors for Feed work

 

Competitive FEED contract to be awarded to two successful bidders in third quarter 2018

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Steelhead LNG and Huu-ay-aht First Nations today announced that they have narrowed the field of bidders to complete front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on the proposed Kwispaa LNG project. The project is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and is licensed to export up to 24 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for 25 years. Initial production of 12 mtpa is expected to begin in 2024.

Following a rigorous Expression of Interest process, four Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors have been shortlisted. They include: Black & Veatch / Samsung Heavy Industries / PCL Industrial Management Inc.; CB&I / Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC); KBR; and TechnipFMC. Invitations to Tender are expected to be issued in Q2 2018. Continue reading

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.

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VANCOUVER SUN – B.C. conference hears First Nations consultation a must for LNG proponents

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press  VIA Vancouver Sun

Aboriginal consultation must be the top priority for liquefied natural gas proponents in Canada, say a company and First Nation that have partnered to build a LNG facility on Vancouver Island.

Steelhead LNG president Victor Ojeda and Malahat Nation CEO Renee Racette spoke to the Canada LNG Export conference in Vancouver on Wednesday about minimizing the risk of costly delays through collaboration.

Ojeda told a crowd of engineers and businesspeople that the company began consulting with the Malahat well before entering the regulatory process or advanced design phase.

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VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST – LNG plants, ships have excellent safety record

Times Colonist
April 3, 2016 12:33 AM

Re: “Put LNG terminals far from people,” letter, March 25.

While we appreciate the opinions expressed in the letter, it is important to separate opinion from fact.

Natural gas is a safe and versatile energy source that is used every day here on Vancouver Island. Cooling it into a liquid — or LNG — is one of the safest ways to store and transport natural gas abroad to countries that currently rely on energy sources such as coal. In particular, LNG is safe because it is non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-explosive.

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VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST – Comment: Malahat LNG plan includes extensive consultation

Nigel Kuzemko / Times Colonist
February 27, 2016 12:53 AM

As the discussion about our proposed liquefied natural gas project takes shape, we’re seeing critics quoted who continue to make inaccurate claims about the project and about LNG itself.

All of us at Steelhead LNG believe in having a broad and energetic community conversation about our proposed project, and we’re certainly prepared to be challenged by those who have questions or concerns. However, we really hope it will be a discussion based on facts and science, and not on myths and misconceptions.

In the interest of getting it right, I’d like to provide some important details about our proposed Malahat LNG project on the shoreline of the Malahat Nation-owned Bamberton industrial lands.

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COWICHAN VALLEY CITIZEN – Steelhead LNG committed to quality

posted Feb 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM

As the discussion about our proposed LNG project takes shape, we’re seeing a number of critics quoted in the media who continue to make inaccurate claims about the project and about LNG itself.

All of us at Steelhead LNG believe in having a broad and energetic community conversation about our proposed project, and we’re certainly prepared to be challenged by those who have questions or concerns.

However, we really hope it will be a discussion based on facts and science, and not on the myths and misconceptions.

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SAANICH NEWS – Steelhead still bullish on LNG plans for Vancouver Island

By  John McKinley – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Never mind the choppy waters, it’s still damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead for the firm behind Vancouver Island’s biggest industrial proposal in at least a generation.

Despite glum economic forecasts, political opposition and upheaval for one of its key partners, the CEO of Steelhead LNG says the company is still on track to make a 2018 decision on whether to proceed with a multi-billion-dollar plan to build two liquified natural gas plants on Vancouver Island.

“We are on target, given the schedule we had before,” Steelhead CEO Nigel Kuzemko said.

Kuzemko’s comments come in the wake of Tuesday’s throne speech where Premier Christy Clark pledged the B.C. government’s continued commitment to LNG exports, despite project delays and a global glut of oil and gas.

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