With the recent fires in Pemberton, we certainly understand that there is concern from the community with regard to ensuring that the Woodfibre LNG site is prepared for any scenario.
At Woodfibre LNG, safety is our number one priority, which is why should our project go ahead, we will have firefighting capabilities on land and water. Firefighting equipment, including fixed water monitors, dry risers, fire extinguishers, fire hose boxes, fire hydrants, fire water pumps, fire trucks, and foam systems, will all be located at pre-determined strategic locations in the process areas at the facility.
A storage tank, with a volume of approximately 3,800m3 will supply water to a gravity-fed firefighting system, plus a secondary system will also be on hand to pump seawater, if required in the event of a fire, as well as a tugboat equipped with firefighting capabilities at the Woodfibre site.
In the unlikely event that the fire cannot be contained, the facility would have several elements of protection, including spill detection along with backup and emergency shutdown systems.
More information about public safety measures that would be undertaken by Woodfibre LNG can be found here.