LNG Limited through its 100% owned project company, Bear Head LNG, LLC and the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association Limited (CLRA), and Cape Breton Building and Construction Trades signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 17 July 2018 ensuring access to the skilled workforce needed for Bear Head’s proposed LNG facility on the Strait of Canso in Richmond County, Nova Scotia.
“Bear Head LNG is proud to partner with the CLRA and Cape Breton Building and Construction Trades to employ the local labour force to build what will be the largest industrial construction project in Atlantic Canada,” said John Baguley, Chief Operating Officer for Bear Head LNG. “We look forward to working with the building and construction trades to bring LNG export operations to Nova Scotia together with opportunities for hundreds of qualified trade workers in their home region.”
The MOA outlines a path forward for both parties to establish terms and conditions of employment for trade workers represented by unions working onsite at Bear Head. Over the next several years, Bear Head will need hundreds of skilled workers to safely construct, operate, and maintain its facilities. Establishing a safe work culture will be a key focus for both parties.
“Our partnership with Bear Head will provide jobs and opportunity for the local labour force for years. We have the expertise, training, and safety culture required to deliver on this project,” said Cape Breton Building and Construction Trades President, Jack Wall. “Our members are excited about the prospects and opportunity that Bear Head brings to the local economy. Bear Head continues to demonstrate its commitment to supporting our community by providing economic and social benefits for the region.”
Bear Head LNG is proposing to build an LNG export facility on the naturally deep waters of the Strait of Canso in Point Tupper, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. The proposed facility will comprise an initial development of an 8 – 10 million tpy facility, with the capacity and approvals for further expansion.
“Bear Head LNG’s focus is to provide overseas markets, primarily Europe and Western Asia, with access to North America’s natural gas resources based on competitive economics,” Baguley noted. “Bear Head LNG is uniquely positioned to provide liquefaction services to Western Canadian, Northeast US, and offshore Nova Scotia resource owners desiring to sell natural gas to the global LNG market.”
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