Bear Head LNG Corp., a 100% subsidiary of Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (LNG Ltd) has received approval from the Nova Scotia Department of Environment (NSE) for its updated provincial Environmental Assessment for the development of an 8 million tpy LNG export facility in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Bear Head LNG is now the only LNG project in Eastern Canada with all of the 10 project approvals and permits in place necessary for construction.
John Godbold, Project Director of Bear Head LNG, said: "Receiving Nova Scotia Environment's approval is a significant step in the development of Bear Head LNG […] With this achievement, Bear Head LNG is now advancing from the initial permitting phase to start actual execution of the project."
Bear Head LNG also confirmed that it has started the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) work with KBR Inc., who previously executed the FEED work for the LNG project when it was proposed as an LNG import facility. KBR is also the leader of the KBR/SKEC joint venture for the FEED and EPC contract for Magnolia LNG, another wholly owned subsidiary of LNG Ltd.
Godbold added: "We are excited to embark on the FEED phase of the project with KBR, a well-credentialed partner in the continued development of the Bear Head LNG export facility. Integration of KBR's prior FEED work for Bear Head LNG and the Magnolia LNG FEED will enable the Bear Head LNG project to be fast tracked toward a potential 2016 Final Investment Decision and initiation of construction."
Bear Head LNG will utlise OSMR® liquefaction technology, a patented technology owned by LNG Ltd.
Maurice Brand, Managing Director of LNG Ltd, said: "The Board is very pleased with the progress of the Bear Head LNG project. As part of the transition from the initial permitting phase, expenditures will focus on access to the feed gas supplies and FEED for a full 8 million tpy export facility, maximising the use of the completed FEED for the Magnolia LNG export project.”
Mr Brand confirmed that LNG Ltd's recently announced capital raise of AUS$174 million will be used in part to support Bear Head LNG’s initiatives.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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