LNG Canada has taken delivery of the 14-million tonne/year liquefaction plant’s inlet module, the part of the system that will take delivery of natural gas transported on TC Energy Corp.’s 1.7 bcfd Coastal GasLink pipeline. Receipt of the 4,618-tonne module in Kitimat, BC, puts work on the plant near 60% complete, according to the company.
The inlet module will next be transported overland via self-propelled modular transporters down a 3-km, 30-m wide purpose-built road to the plant site where it will be lifted into position on its foundation.
Petronas LNG Ltd. last year chartered three newbuild 174,000-cu m LNG carriers from shipowner Hyundai LNG Shipping for use primarily to lift cargoes from LNG Canada (OGJ Online, Apr. 29, 2021). The vessels will be delivered starting second-quarter 2024.
Partners in LNG Canada are Shell PLC, Petronas, PetroChina Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Corp., and Korea Gas Corp.