Fortisbc launches project to double LNG loading capacity at Tilbury

FortisBC Energy Inc. is proceeding with a new project at its Tilbury Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in Delta, British Columbia.

The Tilbury Truck Loading Expansion project will involve the construction of two new loading bays to double the facility’s capacity to provide customers with LNG.

 

FortisBC’s Tilbury LNG facility has been operating since 1971 and was expanded in 2018 to produce more LNG for local ferry and truck transport customers.

The facility currently fills more than 1,000 LNG containers from its two loading bays for transport and overseas customers per year and is continuing to see customer growth.

The Truck Loading Expansion project will allow FortisBC to better serve those customers as it moves toward its 30BY30 target of reducing its customers’ emissions 30 per cent by 2030 by providing LNG as a lower-carbon fuel alternative to diesel or marine fuel.

“Our transportation and overseas customers are seeking cost-effective, cleaner energy sources to lower their carbon footprints,” said Rob Dunsmore, Tilbury Expansion project director. “By fuelling with LNG they can significantly reduce emissions on the road to a lower-carbon future.”

FortisBC has also announced that Clough has been named as the general contractor for this project. Clough has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and will manage the design and construction of the project.

Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and managing director said: “We are extremely proud to be selected by FortisBC to deliver this iconic project for BC’s energy market.”

For more information visit www.fortisbc.com

Source: Storage Terminals Magazine 

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