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By BCShippingNews 29 April 2015

While the LNG industry might be new to B.C.’s West Coast, it is certainly not new to the rest of the world. And lucky for B.C., experienced professionals, like Captain Mark Turner, Senior Marine Advisor for LNG Canada, are here to make sure proposed projects are implemented with the utmost care — keeping a keen eye on safety, protecting the environment and generating high-value jobs for local communities. Turner’s expertise in the development and operation of LNG terminals spans 15 years — coupled with the more than 50 years’ experience of Shell Canada — the advent of the LNG industry in British Columbia is in good hands and poised for success.

BCSN: Could you give us the high level overview of LNG Canada and the proposed project for Kitimat?

MT: LNG Canada is a joint venture partnership comprising Shell Canada (with 50 per cent ownership), PetroChina Company Ltd. (20 per cent), Korea Gas Corporation (15 per cent ownership), and Mitsubishi Corporation (15 per cent). The project consists of the design, construction and operation of natural gas treatment facilities, liquefaction and storage facilities, marine terminal facilities, and supporting infrastructure. The facility will begin with two trains (i.e., LNG processing units) with capacity to produce about 13 million tonnes per annum and the possibility for future expansion to a total of four 6.5-million-tonnes-per-annum trains with a combined production capacity of 26 million tonnes per annum.

BCSN: Could you compare that to other terminals around the world to provide some context?