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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BARCELONA, SPAIN – The Kwispaa LNG Project achieved another significant milestone in its development this week as Kwispaa LNG signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) of two At-Shore LNG™ hulls.

This follows the recent Invitation to Tender to shortlisted EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contractors for the FEED work on the At-Shore LNG topsides, marine facilities, pre-treatment, and balance of onshore plant facilities. EPC contractor tenderers include:

  • Black & Veatch / Samsung Heavy Industries / PCL Industrial Management Inc.;
  • CB&I / Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC); and
  • TechnipFMC.

All FEED work is expected to commence in early 2019.

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VANCOUVER, BC  Steelhead LNG has further bolstered the strength and experience of its Leadership Team with the appointment of energy infrastructure leader Corey Goulet as its Vice President, Pipeline effective July 3, 2018.

Goulet brings 33 years of experience in the energy infrastructure industry to Steelhead LNG. His work experience and expertise include the successful development and operation of natural gas, hydro and transmission power facilities; gas, oil and refined products pipelines; and oil and gas production facilities, throughout North America. Prior to joining Steelhead LNG, Goulet was most recently VP, Integrity and Projects at Tundra Energy Marketing. He also spent nearly 20 years at TransCanada Corporation, including senior leadership positions, eight years at Enbridge Inc. and four years at Home Oil, in various projects, operations, engineering and business roles.

In his role as Vice President, Pipeline, Goulet will work collaboratively towards successfully developing and leading the strategy for designing, contracting and constructing the natural gas pipeline and taking it into sustainable operating mode to meet the market demand for the affiliated Kwispaa LNG export facility. He will also support Steelhead LNG’s gas supply contracting efforts.

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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

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…)

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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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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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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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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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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Thu, Oct 22, 2015 – 11:25 AM

The National Energy Board has given the greenlight for Steelhead LNG to export liquified natural gas from its future facilities on Vancouver Island. But with gas prices falling and Asian buyers reluctant to sign long-term contracts now, what is the prospect the plant will be built? Nigel Kuzemko, CEO, Steelhead LNG, explains.

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Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

Published on 12/05/2015

Steelhead LNG will support the Huu-ay-aht First Nation through a new multi-year ‘generations fund’, which will provide training, education and community programme funding.

The initial contribution to the fund, provided by Steelhead LNG over the course of the feasibility phase of the proposed project, includes immediate funding for a community food truck programme, a walking trail between Anacla and Bamfield, and the initial stages of development of a new programme for Huu-ay-aht Children in Care. As the proposed LNG project progresses, the fund will grow to provide resources for additional Huu-ay-aht programmes and initiatives.

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Immediate initiatives include Anacla-Bamfield walking trail, community food delivery program and development of new child protective services program

PORT ALBERNI, BC (May 11, 2015) – Huu-ay-aht citizens will have more access to employment, skills training and community services following the creation of a multi-year Generations Fund that will provide immediate funding for community health and wellness programs and long-term support for Huu-ay-aht culture, environment, capacity building and economic development.

The initial unconditional contribution to the Fund, provided by Steelhead LNG over the course of the Feasibility phase of the proposed Project includes immediate funding for a community food truck program, a walking trail between Anacla and Bamfield, and the initial stages of development of a new program for Huu-ay-aht Children in Care. As the proposed Project progresses, the Fund will grow to provide resources for additional Huu-ay-aht programs and initiatives. (read more…)

Contributed – Alberni Valley News
posted Feb 7, 2015 at 11:00 PM

Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Steelhead LNG have signed a contract with WorleyParsons, which could be worth in excess of $30 million, for the provision of environmental, engineering, geotechnical and regulatory services at their proposed LNG Project at Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island.

WorleyParsons’ LNG activities cover more than 10 countries, and the company is a recognized global leader in the modularization of process plants. WorleyParsons has played a key role in the design, construction, and maintenance of 40 per cent of the LNG trains in operation around the world and has participated in various front end development phases of 12 proposed LNG projects in British Columbia. Over the past 25 years, WorleyParsons has also worked with numerous First Nations across BC and has provided specialized services for some of the largest projects in the province.

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VANCOUVER, BC (February 6, 2015) – Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Steelhead LNG are pleased to announce the signing of a contract with WorleyParsons, which could be worth in excess of $30 million, for the provision of environmental, engineering, geotechnical and regulatory services at their proposed LNG Project at Sarita Bay on Vancouver Island.

WorleyParsons’ LNG activities cover more than 10 countries, and the company is a recognized global leader in the modularization of process plants. WorleyParsons has played a key role in the design, construction, and maintenance of 40 per cent of the LNG trains in operation around the world and has participated in various front end development phases of 12 proposed LNG projects in British Columbia. Over the past 25 years, WorleyParsons has also worked with numerous First Nations across BC and has provided specialized services for some of the largest projects in the province. (read more…)

Eric Plummer / Alberni Valley Times
December 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Massive project proceeds after favourable vote

A proposed liquefied natural gas plant southwest of Port Alberni took a major step toward realization Saturday when members of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations voted to proceed with the development on their land.

One hundred and twenty one citizens of the First Nation voted for the development to proceed while another 77 were against it at the Huu-ay-aht People’s Assembly, thereby allowing the lease of Treaty Settlement Lands in Sarita Bay for the LNG plant.

Led by Steelhead LNG, who have partnered with the First Nation’s government to explore the viability of the plant, the project is proposed to be a $30-billion export facility in Barkley Sound, approximately 70 kilometres southwest of Port Alberni. With natural gas pipelines extending from the B.C. mainland and a capacity to ship 24 million tonnes of liquefied product oversees annually, the proposed project in Sarita Bay would become the largest in British Columbia if fully developed. “Today’s vote is an indication that our nation is open for business and that certainty can be achieved for projects on First Nations territory in B.C.,” said Jeff Cook, Chief Councillor of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, in a statement released Saturday.

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by Katya Slepian – Alberni Valley News
posted Nov 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM— updated Nov 29, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Further exploration of the proposed $30 billion LNG facility at Sarita Bay can now go ahead, following an affirmative vote from the Huu-ay-aht First Nations. 121 out of the 200 votes cast at the People’s Assembly on Saturday, Nov. 29 were in favour of continued exploration of the proposed facility.

Huu-ay-aht elected chief councillor Jeff Cook said that he felt good about the vote, despite the tension in the room.

“Although there was some division in the room, I think at the end of the day we all recognized the democratic decision,” he said.

With an affirmative from the Huu-ay-aht people, the project can now move ahead into the second stage of the project.

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