Bechtel started construction at the Tilbury Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in British Columbia. FortisBC, the owner and operator of the facility, awarded Bechtel an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to expand its Tilbury facility, which will include a new 1-billion-cubic-foot full-containment LNG storage tank. The company also is responsible for the startup and commissioning of the new liquefaction facility.
"This is an important project for the region, and we will draw upon our global LNG experience to safely and successfully expand the Tilbury facility," said Jack Futcher, president of Bechtel's Oil, Gas & Chemicals business unit. "We are looking forward to working with FortisBC to deliver needed energy to the people of British Columbia."
Construction is planned to be completed in November 2016. The project will add approximately 46,000 cubic meters of LNG storage and increase the facility's liquefaction capacity to 1,740 cubic meters per day to meet the growing LNG demands of the transportation sector, remote communities, and industry in British Columbia.