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Floatel arrives at Woodfibre LNG site


Jun 21, 2024

Woodfibre LNG is pleased to announce that our floating work camp accommodation has berthed at the Project site in compliance with the Order issued on Monday, June 17th by the BC Environmental Assessment Office.

“The company had complied with the Order and is pleased to be able to move forward with utilizing the MV Isabelle X to provide comfortable at-site accommodation for our valued workforce while meeting all requirements of our Environmental Assessment Certificate in relation to worker access to the community of Squamish,” said Christine Kennedy, President, Woodfibre LNG.

The floatel is the workforce accommodation mandated in provincial and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) regulatory approvals, following an extensive community engagement process that took place between 2019 and 2023. The use of a floatel is a community-driven solution, meeting the requests of the District and the community to house non-local workers outside of the community of Squamish.

The floatel represents an investment of $100 million in providing quality accommodation for workers including on-board dining, recreation and medical services, which ensures that the community is not strained by an influx of non-local skilled workers helping to build the Woodfibre LNG facility.

“We are particularly proud to see the floatel berthed at site on National Indigenous Peoples Day, and to have the extensive work of our Gender Safety Advisory Committee able to be implemented through our first of its kind Gender and Cultural Safety Management Plan. The floatel represents our commitment to advancing lasting economic benefits through the Woodfibre LNG project” added Kennedy.

MV Isabelle X during mooring process at Woodfibre LNG site