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In October 2018, after years of speculation and frustration, LNG Canada announced a final investment decision (FID) on the mega $40bn project in Kitimat, a small coastal town in Northern BC.
The LNG liquefaction plant in Kitimat will be Canada’s first LNG export facility, with further mega projects expected to move forward. With Canada being late in the global game, it was crucial for Canada’s LNG industry to get a project moving forward after years of delays and uncertainty.
LNG Canada is a joint venture (JV) that comprises of Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS. LNG Canada represents the single largest private sector investment project in Canadian history. The $40bn value represents the overall value of the LNG liquefaction export facility (initially $18bn, with a second phase due in 2023) and associated pipeline construction ($6.2bn). Initially, the plant will export 14 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). The FID is for two processing units or “trains,” with first LNG expected before the middle of the next decade. LNG Canada’s export plant has been designed to achieve the lowest carbon intensity of any large-scale LNG plant operating in the world today.
With demand for LNG expected to double by 2035 compared with today, as a result of global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, LNG Canada will provide natural gas to countries where imported gas could displace more carbon intensive energy sources and help to address global climate change and air pollution.
Why Northern BC?
LNG Canada is advantaged by access to abundant, low-cost natural gas from British Columbia’s vast reserves and the relatively short shipping distance to North Asia, which is about 50% shorter than from the US Gulf of Mexico and avoids the Panama Canal. The LNG Plant will be constructed on a large, partially-developed industrial site with existing deep-water port, roads, rail and power supplies.
Hiring at LNG Canada
With work commenced in late 2018, Outpost Recruitment is currently hiring candidates with civil (early works, excavation and site services) experience across major projects. All roles will be on a 14/7 FIFO roster with flights available from major Canadian cities.
- Project Managers
- Project Coordinators
- Project Engineers
- HSE Coordinators
- Environmental Coordinators
- Quality Coordinators
If you want to be part of this exciting venture, please ensure you create a profile via our website so that we can review your CV/resume and profile. Sponsorship opportunities will not be available, so all candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
To create your profile, please click here.
Future hiring opportunities
Given Canada does not have LNG expertise, Canada will look to international expertise for cryogenic tank construction and process infrastructure for LNG liquefaction plants. Employer sponsorship opportunities are not a certainty, so if you want to be part of the LNG industry in Canada, we recommend working towards obtaining the right to work in Canada independently. Visit our sister website, Moving2Canada, for free immigration resources and this helpful guide.
Contact Ruairi Spillane at [email protected] for more details.