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BESIX Canada to build an LNG terminal in British Columbia

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BESIX Canada, together with its joint venture partner Vancouver Pile Driving (Vanpile), will build an LNG export facility in Kitimat, in the North Coast region of British Columbia, Canada. Via the Douglas Channel, one the principal fjords of British Columbia, the port is part of the Northwest Corridor, connecting North America to the Pacific Rim.

The LNG Berth Marine Structure contract was awarded to BESIX Canada and Van Pile by the JGC-Fluor BC LNG Joint Venture (JFJV). Once completed, the LNG terminal will be maintained by JFJV and operated by LNG Canada, a joint venture between Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi and Kogas.

Works include the construction of a 500 m long quay wall, an LNG platform and all associated mooring and berthing structures. The works also involve the construction of scour protection, roadways, foundations for buildings, electrical works as well as the installation of marine equipment such as automated navigation aids.

Construction will start in 2019 with the removal of the existing facilities, shoreline protection and current infrastructure. The works will be completed in 2021.

Fabian Boucher, BESIX Canada General Manager: “The LNG Berth Marine Structure is the second marine project that BESIX carries out in Canada, once again in cooperation with our local partner and thanks to the proposed innovative design of the BESIX Engineering Department. We are convinced that JGC-Fluor has made the best possible choice with our JV to meet the specific challenges of this project that we jointly commit to become the ‘Safest Project on Earth’. BESIX has an in-depth expertise in marine works. On each of its sites, BESIX pursues excellence in terms of quality and safety and in reducing its environmental footprint.”

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