Bechtel awarded $400M contract for FortisBC LNG facility expansion
Project will add up to 1.1 million gigajoules of LNG storage and 34,000 gigajoules of liquefaction capacity per day.
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SURREY, BC — FortisBC Energy Inc. has selected Bechtel Canada Co. as the contractor for its Tilbury LNG Facility Expansion Project in Delta, BC.
To meet increased market demand for LNG, FortisBC is investing $400-million to expand its Tilbury LNG facility, in operation since 1971, which will add approximately 1.1 million gigajoules of LNG storage as well as approximately 34,000 gigajoules of liquefaction capacity per day.
Construction is scheduled to begin in September and will be completed in 2016. The company expects the project to employ 150 skilled workers over two years and provide an estimated $4 million per year in tax revenues.
FortisBC Energy is a regulated energy utility that provides natural gas and propane. It employs almost 1,800 people and serves approximately 945,000 customers in 125 BC.
The company owns and operates approximately 46,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines.
Bechtel is a San Francisco based engineering, construction and project management company serving the energy, transportation, communication, and oil and gas sectors. It has a Canadian office in Montreal.