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FortisBC joins SEA\LNG

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SEA\LNG has released a statement welcoming Canadian LNG provider FortisBC to the growing coalition.

SEA\LNG is a multi-sector industry coalition accelerating the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel.

Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA\LNG, said: “We’re pleased to welcome FortisBC to the SEA\LNG coalition. Our North American member network grows as the appetite for LNG as marine fuel expands across the globe.”

FortisBC brings nearly 45 years’ experience in LNG production in Western Canada to the coalition. It owns and operates two LNG facilities on the west coast. Its Tilbury LNG facility began operations in 1971, while its Mount Hayes facility on Vancouver Island started operations in 2011.

Douglas Stout, vice-president of external relations and market development at FortisBC, said: “Our work in LNG is an important element within our campaign to reduce emissions from our customer base by 30% by the year 2030 – one of the most ambitious emissions reduction targets in the Canadian utility sector.

“We’re proud to be a member of SEA\LNG, continuing our close work with industry partners to help displace the use of heavier carbon fuels in marine applications and overseas through marine bunkering and small scale exports.”

According to the statement, FortisBC has developed truck-to-ship bunkering solutions and technologies in collaboration with its customers to advance the use of LNG in the domestic marine sector. A separate company, WesPac Midstream LLC, is proposing a marine jetty on the Fraser River adjacent to the Tilbury LNG facility to facilitate ship-to-ship bunkering for domestic and trans Pacific vessels.

Keller continued: “FortisBC’s work with its customers and partners to overcome obstacles and drive innovation to facilitate LNG bunkering resonates with our commitment to collaboration as a coalition. We are pleased to grow our membership with like-minded organisations and look forward to working together to accelerate LNG as a marine fuel.”

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