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Feasibility study underway on LNG export facility in Nova Scotia

India-based H-Energy exploring potential facility in Melford, N.S.

HALIFAX—An Indian energy firm plans to proceed with a feasibility study on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project on Canada’s east coast.

According to H-Energy, a subsidiary of India’s Hiranandani Group, it plans to conduct the study for a potential LNG export project in Melford, N.S., on Cape Breton Island.

The land in Nova Scotia—H-Energy has signed an option agreement for a pair of 300-acre parcels of land in Melford—was chosen “after evaluating several site in North America.”

H-Energy would target markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

“Nova Scotia offers access to North American natural gas through the Maritimes and NorthEast Pipeline, and large parcels of heavy industrial land adjacent to deep water ports that provide an ideal location for these types of facilities,” H-Energy managing director Darshan Hiranandani said in a statement.

The project would be constructed in three phases, according to the firm, with the first liquefaction train of 4.5 million metric tonnes per annum coming at an estimated cost of $3.3-billion.

The company said that would come online in 2020.

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