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REPORTING · 18th March 2014
Walter McFarlane
Kitimat LNG had one of their open houses on Wednesday, March 12th at Riverlodge. It was so the people of Kitimat can learn more about the LNG Project.

“Today, we’re talking about the industrial site. Chevron and Kitimat LNG are the owner of the industrial site, the former Eurocan site and there are going to be a few changes happening there and I think they are pretty exciting changes that are really going to benefit the site,” said Gillian Robinson Riddell, Chevron Spokesperson.

First, they are going to be obtaining a permit to operate the landfill. The benefit in doing this is they will be keep the waste from the industrial camp and the teardown of the existing mill from going into the municipal land fill. They will also be recycling materials from the camp and the tear down.

Second, the site will be a staging area for the work being done at Bish Cove. They will also have their work camp there. At the moment, they are permitted for 611 people. However, it can grow up to 3000 – 5000 people.

Right now, they are looking to get a permit to operate the landfill to completion, to its closure and they will be handling this in an environmentally efficient manner.

At Bish Cove: “We are still fully underway in the early works process of building Kitimat LNG,” said Riddell. “We chose the engineering procurement and construction contractor which is JVC Floor which is coming up on site and there is a handover taking place. [...] We’re moving forward on schedule with the early works that’s taking place and moving towards [Final Investment Decision].

“There are still a number of key factors that need to be in place before we can make that decision. One of them being, we need buyers, we also need to have a competitive and clear fiscal framework from the BC Government. We also are looking for more certainty around the design process. Hopefully, that’s going to happen now that we have the contractor who is going to build the plant in place. We’re also looking for some more first nations support on the project,” said Riddell.

Clio Bay has been progressing as well. Riddell explained the plan should be enacted in the fall of this year.