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Case Study: Large-Scale LNG Export Facility

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About the project

LNG Canada project entails the construction of Canada’s first large-scale LNG export facility for the liquefication, storage and loading of liquefied natural gas in the port of Kitimat, British Columbia, with a planned capacity of 14 million tonnes per year.

It also includes the construction of port facilities with marine off-loading and shipping facilities.

Scope of work

ABL Group operations in Canada were appointed to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) and vessel quality assurance for marine transportation operations on the project, being executed with worldwide procurement strategies requiring significant marine transportation campaigns to bring high-value items such as modules, pre-assembled units (PAUs), equipment, and other materials from their place of fabrication to the final site location in Kitimat.

Project specifics for Phase 1 of the project

  • Provided vessel quality assurance surveys for all appointed fleet for marine transportation of critical modular equipment and supporting vessels / tugs.
  • Reviewed engineering design documents and procedures for the handling and marine transportation of modules from various ports across several countries to the port of Kitimat.
  • Approved onsite operations such as weighing, loadout, sea fastening, sail away, load-in and land transport of hundreds of modules.
  • ABL has achieved over 52,000-man hours without Loss Time Incident (LTI) thus far.

“ABL continues to maintain a strong track record of working on very large construction projects of this scale and considerable expertise with marine operations for onshore construction projects. We continue to be at the forefront of the global MWS industry and we look forward to achieving further success in 2023.”

What’s next?

With the current project construction phase exceeding 80% overall, LNG Canada construction will continue with the remainder shipments planned for 2023. ABL Canada operations continues to provide MWS support towards completion of this project phase.