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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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. (read more…)


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


Paul Sullivan from Steelhead LNG is the Commercial Co-Chairman of Gastech, with more than 25 years’ experience within the industry. Sullivan spoke with Gastech Insights to share information about the company’s priorities and what the industry needs to do to ensure future investment.


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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.

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VANCOUVER, BC (May 11, 2017) – Vancouver-based Steelhead LNG announced today that Gary Constantine, Vice President, Commercial will present at CWC China LNG & Gas International Summit & Exhibition in Beijing. Mr. Constantine’s presentation is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. (Beijing) on May 18, 2017.

The presentation will be available on Steelhead LNG’s website at


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.

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. (read more…)

VANCOUVER, BC – Steelhead LNG CEO Nigel Kuzemko announced today that the company has hired the former head of BBVA Securities’ Project Finance North America business, as Chief Financial Advisor.

Kerri L. Fox brings more than 20 years of experience structuring and executing financings for energy and infrastructure projects in Canada, the United States and Latin America, including liquefied natural gas projects. Fox will provide input and direction on Steelhead LNG’s project financing, contract structuring and risk mitigation strategies.

“With its unique approach to First Nations relationships and its cost-saving At-Shore LNG project design, Steelhead LNG has positioned itself to become a successful exporter of LNG from British Columbia that is cost-competitive with the U.S. Gulf Coast projects,” said Fox. “I look forward to contributing my financial, commercial and legal experience as Steelhead LNG continues to move towards a projected 2019 FID.” (read more…)

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.” (read more…)


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