The LNG industry has an excellent safety record due to stringent regulations and diligent training, an in-depth understanding of the physical and chemical properties of LNG, and constantly improving technologies.
While recognizing this excellent track record, Woodfibre LNG will not make any compromises when it comes to safety and security. The safety of our workers, community, and environment is the foundation on which we will evaluate our standard of performance.
The technology we will select will be safe and reliable and in accordance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, project needs and local safety and environmental requirements.
The facility itself will have several elements of protection, including:
- Use of appropriate materials and compliance with industry and safety best practices
- Proper engineering design of all onshore and floating facilities
- Spill detection along with backup and emergency shutdown systems
- Established safe distances from the facility and carriers away from communities, ships and recreational users, as determined by Transport Canada’s Technical Review Process of Marine Terminal Systems and Transshipment Sites, known as TERMPOL, and the environmental assessment process.
An incident response process will be in place for all aspects of the Woodfibre LNG facility and vessel shipping. These emergency response procedures are regulated under the BC Oil and Gas Commission, the provincial and federal environmental assessment processes and by individual provincial and federal regulators for protection and safety of the general public, employees and the environment.