Boskalis starts dredging activities in Canada
03 October 2018
Boskalis announces that it will be executing the dredging scope for the development of the first large-scale LNG export facility in Kitimat, Canada (LNG Canada) following the final investment decision by the shareholders on October 2nd. The contract value is approximately EUR 100 million.
The dredging scope includes the removal and remediation of contaminated and non-contaminated sediments at the site of the future facility to prove the required physical space and marine access for the construction of LNG Canada. For these activities Boskalis will deploy a medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger, cutter suction dredger, backhoe dredger and a crane barge. Boskalis was involved from the early stages of this development illustrating the early cyclical exposure dredging has on green field LNG developments. The dredging activities are expected to continue into 2020.
LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Royal Dutch Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi and Korea Gas Corporation. The LNG export facility will initially consist of two LNG processing units with the first LNG expected to be processed before the middle of the next decade.