Bechtel named contractor for $400M B.C. LNG facility expansion
Will see 34,000 gigajoules of liquefaction capacity per day added to FortisBC's Tilbury LNG plant
SURREY, B.C.—Bechtel Canada Co. has been named contractor for the $400-million expansion of FortisBC Energy Inc.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Delta, B.C.
According to FortisBC, it selected Bechtel as the general contractor for the project that will see 1.1 million gigajoules of storage and approximately 34,000 gigajoules of liquefaction capacity per day added to its Tilbury LNG plant.
FortisBC operates the only two LNG facilities in B.C.—the Mt. Hayes facility in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island, and the Tilbury facility, which opened in 1971.
About 150 workers will be employed during construction, which is scheduled to begin in September and is expected to finish some time in 2016.