Squamish, BC – Woodfibre LNG is hosting its second round of community consultation beginning Monday, June 16, 2014. Community members are invited to provide their feedback on the Project in person, through a series of meetings and Open Houses (June 16 – 18, 2014), over the phone, through email, and online until July 4, 2014.
The Woodfibre LNG Project is a proposed small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility, located approximately seven kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. This second round of community consultation will provide an update on the Woodfibre LNG Project as well as collect feedback on topics related to project planning, design and environmental assessment.
Construction and operations jobs
Woodfibre LNG will provide an update on job opportunities related to the project. Woodfibre LNG now expects to employee 500 people per year over two years during construction, and at least 100 full time staff at the facility during regular operations. There will be additional office and administration positions in Squamish and Vancouver.
Onshore natural gas liquefaction plant
Woodfibre LNG plans to build an onshore natural gas liquefaction plant. The Project initially proposed to build an offshore natural gas liquefaction plant, but decided to build an onshore facility following community input in which the potential for noise and vibration impacts on marine life were a concern.
In response to input received during the first round of community consultation, the Woodfibre LNG Project will be powered by electricity. In comparison to using gas turbine drives for the main refrigerant compressors, selection of electric drives would reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by approximately 80% and other air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (smog) by 90%.
Community consultation meetings and open houses are being held in Squamish, Furry Creek, and Whistler from June 16 – 18, 2014 (schedule attached). Community members will have until July 4, 2014 to provide feedback on the proposed Project as part of this round of community consultation.
Representatives of the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) will be attending theWednesday, June 18,2014 Open House as part of the public comment period regarding Woodfibre LNG’s Value Component Selection. For more information, visit www.eao.gov.bc.ca.