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LR chosen for LNG Canada export terminal project in Kitimat

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced that it has signed a 55-month contract to support LNG Canada with the safe construction and delivery of a new LNG liquefaction and export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia (B.C.).

According to the statement, the contract is for third-party verification and Canadian Registration Number (CRN) services that LR will perform during the pre-commissioning, commissioning and startup phases of the project. With this tender award, LR claims that it becomes the only third-party verifier working on Canadian LNG projects.

LR’s third-party verification services will make sure that individual components have been built and tested in accordance with the quality assurance programme expected by LNG facility regulation (LNGFR). This will see LR verifying the project quality assurance programme for the design and procurement phases, followed by the inspection test plans and inspection test records during the project construction and commissioning phases.

In addition to this, LR claims that it will also validate technical integrity verification plans for engineering, fabrication and commissioning, and the change management plan (CMP) for the design and construction phases. Throughout this contract, LR will provide additional audit and engineering services at site to verify the compliance of safety critical equipment and systems, such as gas-fired equipment (incinerator and gas turbines), across the entire facility. This will align with audit activities performed by British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC).

For the CRN services, LR will reportedly utilise a British Columbia Alternative Safety Approach (ASA) to demonstrate compliance with the power, boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration safety regulation.

LR claims that it will help to develop a complete lifecycle pressure equipment safety management plan, from vendor selection through to the module yard, as well as the final handover to LNG Canada at the Kitimat Site, which will be used to support the project ASA application.

John Hicks, LR President of Americas Marine & Offshore, said: “Winning this major project demonstrates LR’s strong capability and long history in the LNG space, following recent wins with Goldboro, Bearhead and LNG Canada, three of the largest LNG projects in Canada makes LR the preferred classification society to work with in Canada. We are incredibly proud to be awarded this contract and look forward to working with all the stakeholders, including BCOGC and LNGFR on this project.”

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