Cryopeak LNG starts construction on new production facility in Fort Nelson
Marks a major breakthrough in LNG supply to Northern Canada
Cryopeak LNG Solutions Corporation has begun construction of a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility located in Fort Nelson, BC, capable of producing up to 90,000 gallons of LNG per day. Cryopeak's new LNG facility is the first fully funded and permitted LNG production facility in the Fort Nelson area.
The production facility will be the closest LNG production point to northern Canada and portions of Alaska. A key feature of the plant design incorporates a new truck loading system that optimizes loading of Cryopeak's fleet of LNG Super-B tankers. The plant will be modular in its design with minimal installation requirements at site.
"We are excited to now have permits in hand and shovels in the ground," says Calum McClure, CEO of Cryopeak.
This project marks an important breakthrough for energy supply to Northern Canada. It allows communities and remote industries to secure a lower cost and a more environmentally sustainable fuel source.
Business opportunities for local construction workers, service companies, and operations personnel will become available for the construction of the facility, and for the distribution of LNG to Northern Canada from a new transportation hub, located within the municipality of Fort Nelson. Cryopeak is partnering with Fort Nelson First Nations to develop business opportunities associated with the project.
As the leading LNG provider in Yukon, BC and the Northwest Territories, and the turnkey developer of the project, Cryopeak has selected CryoSys, LLC for the liquefaction equipment to produce the LNG.
"We are delighted to have been awarded this contract to deliver the liquefaction package to Cryopeak's LNG facility in Northern BC," said Neil Karr, president of CryoSys. "Our highly efficient optimized mixed refrigerant process and our ability to package the modular liquefaction plant in our workshop allows us to provide the lowest installation and operating costs for a small-scale LNG plant in the LNG marketplace."
Karr said the equipment will be delivered to Cryopeak in early summer.
This project is in line with Cryopeak's strategy of being a vertically integrated and full-service provider of LNG to Northern Canada and Alaska. The company is focused on providing customers a lower cost, more environmentally sustainable fuel source.