Prince Rupert

Aurora LNG

Aurora
Project Description
Aurora LNG, a joint venture between China National Offshore Oil Corp. and Inpex Corp., a developer of LNG projects in Australia and Indonesia, together with Japanese engineering and industrial group JGC Corp has filed a revised project description with regulators based on relocation of the project from Grassy Point to Digby Island. CNOOC originally launched the Aurora project after its controversial 2012 takeover of Nexen Energy for $15 billion of cargoes over a 25-year period.
 
Status
Aurora has already been granted a permit by the Canadian National Energy Board to export LNG.
 
Capacity
Up to 24 million tons per annum.
 
Timeline
The company is planning to submit its environmental assessment application in the spring or summer of 2016, with construction beginning around 2020 and operations starting in 2024. 
 
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:07

Canpotex - New Potash Terminal

Canpotex
Project Description
Canpotex Terminals Limited (Canpotex) has proposed to construct and operate a new potash export terminal on Ridley Island. The project would include a marine terminal, access trestle, causeway, an all-weather ship loading facility, a potash storage building, associated conveyor and dust collection systems and an automated railcar unloading and conveyor system.
The project has now received all required government environmental permits for its proposed potash export terminal and the company has signed a lease agreement with the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA).
Capacity
13 million tons per year.
 
Cost 
$800 million
 
Status
Canpotex will make a final investment decision to proceed based on a variety of commercial factors, including construction costs and offshore potash market projections. No date has been set for making this decision.
 
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:08

Fairview Container Terminal - Phase 2A & B

fairview
Project Description
The project will expand the existing Fairview Terminal by extending the wharf by 800 metres, increasing the dock area to 56 hectares and quadrupling the number of cranes. The expanded facility will have an on-site storage capacity of 25,000 TEUs and plans also include construction of a new industrial access road between Fairview Terminal and Ridley Island.
 
Capacity

The expansion will increase the capacity of the facility from the current 750,000 to 2 million TEUs.

  • Second 150-metre deep sea berth
  • An addition four gantry cranes
  • A landside reclamation to allow redesigned higher capacity rail track configuration
 
Cost
$650 million
 
Status 
Work has begun on Phase 2A and is due for completion mid-2017. The proponents will be seeking regulatory approval for Phase 2B in due course. 
In early 2015, Dubai Ports World (DP World), the Dubai government-owned ports operator, agreed to purchase Maher Terminal LLC's Fairview Container Terminal from Deutsche Bank AG for $580 million. 
 
For further detailed information please see: http://www.rupertport.com/facilities/fairview
Last modified on Monday, 16 November 2015 16:17

Grassy Point LNG

Grassy Point LNG
Project Description
In November of last year, Grassy Point LNG made a sole proponent agreement with the government of British Columbia for exclusive rights to access land at Grassy Point with the intent of building an LNG export facility there. Grassy Point LNG is one of two projects that Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, Woodside, is involved in.
 
Capacity
The license is for 25 years and caps out 590 million metric tons.
 
Cost
The first phase of Grassy Point LNG is expected to cost $10 to $15 billion
 
Status
Granted an export license from the National Energy Board to export the liquefied gas from a proposed facility at Grassy Point, near Prince Rupert.
  
For further detailed information please see:
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 23:02

Pacific NorthWest LNG Terminal and Pipeline

PNWLNG
Project Description
Pacific NorthWest LNG is majority owned by Malaysia’s PETRONAS Group which is leading a proposal to construct an LNG plant on Lelu Island near Prince Rupert. Minority partners are Sinopec, Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., Japan Petroleum Exploration and Petroleum Brunei.
 
The final design and capacity is still being developed but is known to include two LNG trains or liquefaction plants and an export terminal. LNG will be supplied by Progress Energy Canada Ltd.; which is also majority owned by PETRONAS comprising of a 750 km pipeline to deliver gas from the Fort St. John area of BC to the export facility.  
 
To supply the project, TransCanada Corp. is proposing to build a $5 billion, 900 km pipeline project named Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT).
 
Capacity
Design export capacity 12.8 million tons per year.
 
Cost
LNG facility $11 billion, pipeline $5 billion.
 
Status
The project is currently in the front end engineering and design (FEED) phase and a Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) decision is not expected until early 2016. If a positive decision is made, it is anticipated that construction would begin shortly after, taking approximately four years to complete. The earliest LNG shipments to customers would be in late 2020.
  
For further detailed information please see: http://pacificnorthwestlng.com/ 
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:27

Prince Rupert LNG

Prince Rupert LNG
Project Description
The British Gas (BG) Group filed an application in 2013 for a potential LNG export terminal. The potential terminal would be fed by an 850 km pipeline from northeast BC.
 
Capacity
The project export capacity will be 21 MTPA.
 
Cost
Pipeline: $8-billion, terminal: TBD
 
Status
The project is currently undergoing engineering and environmental assessment. However, following the merger of Shell and BG, the future of the project is uncertain. 
  
Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:29

Ridley Terminals - Coal Handling Capacity Expansion

RidleyTerminals

Project Description

The first year of the project included the installation of two dumper barrels in December 2011, which marked the first capacity growth at the terminal since it was commissioned in 1983. 2011's planned works were completed with the clearing 44 acres of additional lands for further improvement.

2012 involved site civil works, upgrades of the existing stacker/reclaimers, delivery of a third stacker/reclaimer, installation of additional conveyers, and installation and upgrade of nearly 14 km of rail infrastructure.

Construction continues with the integration of the additional land area into the existing operation. A new tandem rotary dumper and a new thaw shed is expected to be added to the terminal's operation should the expansion recommence, increasing total terminal capacity well above the current 12 million tons/year.

Cost

$200 million

Status

Expansion is on hold due to weak coal markets. 

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:51

Watson Island LNG

WatsonIsland

Project Description

The City of Prince Rupert has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Watson Island LNG Corporation (WILNG) to repurpose Watson Island into a small LNG export terminal. WILNG will now take the time to perform their due diligence surrounding the export facility.

No timelines have been set.

For further detailed information please see: http://www.princerupert.ca/node/237

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:30

WCC LNG

 WCC LNG 2
Project Description
Imperial Oil Resources Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Ltd., under the jointly owned affiliate WCC LNG Ltd., are proposing to develop and operate a liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility at Tuck Inlet in Prince Rupert. The WCC LNG project is at an early stage of definition, on the basis of an onshore LNG plant. 
 
Capacity
The export facility would initially have the capability to process up to 15 million metric tonnes of LNG per year to export to global markets, with potential to expand to 30 million tonnes per year.
 
Timeline
Data acquisition and engineering studies (including FEED)             2014-2017
Field Studies and environmental assessment process                     2014-2016
Potential construction window for initial phase                                    2017-2024
 
Cost
The capital cost for the first phase could range from $15-billion to $25-billion, depending on a range of factors. 
 
Status
The Project is at an early stage of assessment and is currently undergoing regulatory reviews with the B.C. and Canadian governments and consultation and discussion with First Nations and local communities. 
 
For further information please see:
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 23:02