Site and facility concept
The project undertook a comprehensive site selection process from 2011-2013, focused on the Prince Rupert, Portland Channel and Douglas Channel areas.
Engineering and environmental studies, and early engagement with local governments and Aboriginal groups were used to identify Tuck Inlet as the preferred export facility location.
Tuck Inlet provides a suitable location for an onshore facility concept due to its safe, protected harbor, deepwater vessel berthing capacity and proximity to local infrastructure and port facilities.
In 2016, our engineering team was busy refining the project design, including the overall layout, marine berth concept, and Material Offloading Facility. Focus areas for this work were reducing environmental impact and cost reduction. These updated artist rendering (show above) represents the results of this work. Although the images are still very notional and subject to change as we progress our definition, they better reflect current views of the Project’s anticipated appearance.
We have also added a viewpoint from the new marina on the Prince Rupert waterfront to provide an additional perspective for community members (shown below). Larger versions of these visuals are available for viewing in our Prince Rupert community office, so feel free to drop by when you get a chance.
WCC LNG will involve the development of an initial two LNG train foundation project with up to five LNG trains and an LNG jetty with up to three marine berths at full build.
WCC LNG’s proposed export facility will be designed to meet all applicable BC and Canada regulations, including recently released BC Ambient Air Quality Objectives.