Cryopeak LNG says its new plant in Fort Nelson is now operational.
The Tamaska LNG plant is the most northern LNG production facility in Canada, the company said, with a first phase production capacity of 27,000 gallons per day.
"We are excited to open this new production facility in Fort Nelson,” said Cryopeak CEO Calum McClure.
“We appreciate the support in realizing this project from the Fort Nelson First Nations and the community of Fort Nelson. We look forward to delivering natural gas to our remote customers lowering energy costs and reducing carbon emissions.”
The facility is key to the energy supply to Northern Canada, allowing off-grid communities and remote industries to secure a lower cost and a more environmentally sustainable fuel source. Last summer, the company completed the largest-ever delivery of LNG by truck in the Northwest Territories, with 18,000 gallons delivered to a power generation facility in Inuvik.
"We are thrilled to now have an LNG production facility available to us in the far north of the Province," said Rick Loughery of Coeur Silvertip Holdings Ltd., the owner of the Silvertip Mine.
"Cryopeak has been a reliable supplier of LNG to the Silvertip Mine for several years now, and this new facility will allow it to deliver LNG from a location that is much closer to our site, which will result in considerable savings in transportation costs, even greater certainty of supply and reduced GHG emissions from trucking."
Ground broke on the construction of the facility last spring. The plant is scalable to 100,000 gallons per day under its current permit, the company said.
"Tamaska is a perfect fit for the north, establishing Fort Nelson as a transportation hub and reducing the carbon footprint of remote communities," said Northern Rockies Mayor Gary Foster.
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