dws-boskalis-lng-canada-first-equipment-august-770pxRoyal Boskalis announces that it will be executing the dredging scope for the development of the first large-scale LNG export facility in Kitimat, Canada.

The announcement followed the final investment decision by the shareholders earlier today. The dredging contract value is approximately 100 million euro. The LNG export facility near Kitimat will be Canada’s first.

dws-boskalis-lng-canada-shipping-route-350pxThe large LNG carriers will navigate a 294 km long route from the Pacific coast (left) to the new to be constructed LNG terminal near Kitimat (top right).

Contaminated sediment
The dredging scope includes the removal and remediation of contaminated and non-contaminated sediments at the site of the future facility in order to provide the required physical space and marine access for the construction of LNG Canada.

For these activities Boskalis will deploy a medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger, cutter suction dredger, backhoe dredger and a crane barge.

Green field development
Boskalis was involved from the early stages of this development illustrating the early cyclical exposure dredging has on green field LNG developments.

The dredging activities are expected to continue into 2020.

LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Royal Dutch Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi and Korea Gas Corporation. The liquefied natural gas (LNG).

This news item was originally published on the website of Boskalis.
(top photo: arrival of first equipment near Kirimati - photo and chart: LNG Canada)

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More information
Royal Boskalis Westminster
Papendrecht, the Netherlands
+31 78 6969 000

Video presentation released by LNG Canada on the shipping routes 

Video presentation released by LNG Canada (in 2015) while selecting the best location for the new LNG harbour.