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Bechtel chosen for LNG expansion project

LNG Industry,

FortisBC Energy Inc. said that it has chosen Bechtel Canada as the contractor for the expansion of its Tilbury LNG facility in Delta, B.C, as the company looks to meet increased demand for LNG.

The expansion is expected to cost in the region of US$ 400 million and will add approximately 1.1 million GJ of LNG storage as well as approximately 34 000 GJ of liquefaction capacity per day.

Fortis said that Bechtel would provide global experience in the development of LNG facilities. The construction phase, which will begin in September this year and is expected to last until 2016, will employ 150 workers on the site, providing an estimated US$ 4 million every year in government taxes.

“As the operator of the only two LNG facilities on the west coast – the Mt. Hayes facility near Ladysmith since 2011 and the Tilbury Island LNG facility in Delta since 1971 – this expansion will better equip FortisBC to meet the growing LNG demands of B.C.'s transportation sector, remote communities, industrial customers and the marketplace,” a statement from the company read.

Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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