Turbines and Generators Contractor Starts Work on Site C Project

BC Hydro’s Site C project reached a milestone yesterday as the turbines and generators contractor mobilized to the construction site. Voith Hydro Canada, which was awarded the $470-million contract in March 2016, will design, supply and install six vertical axis, Francis-style turbines, six generators and associated equipment for Site C. “This is another important step forward for the Site C project,” said Mike Bernier, MLA for Peace River South. “The turbines and generators are a […]

Northern B.C. in spotlight at First Nations forum

Northern B.C. was in the spotlight during the first day of the Nation 2 Nation forum in Vancouver on Thursday. Along with an LNG announcement (see related story, page 4), major Prince George names in First Nations culture and in industry populated the conference room at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Some of the highlights included co-moderator Dan George, one of the founders of the Prince George Native Friendship Centre; Ray Gerow, a previous Citizen of […]

Petronas’ review of Canadian LNG project still ‘ongoing’, but CEO keen to monetize Montney natural gas asset

The head of the consortium proposing to build the Pacific NorthWest LNG project declined to provide a timeline on a possible final investment decision Wednesday, as the market for large-scale liquefaction facilities continues to weaken. “We’re doing a total review of the project, and taking into account all the cost optimization options,” said Petronas CEO Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin. “That is still ongoing.” Malaysia-based Petronas is the largest stakeholder in the roughly $36-billion LNG […]

B.C. government issues environmental approval for Towerbirch Expansion Project

From Energetic City www.energeticcity.ca Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman announced that they have granted the Towerbirch Expansion Project environmental assessment approval. The certificate has been issued to NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. which is a 87 km long interprovincial natural gas pipeline between British Columbia and Alberta. 69 of it is scheduled to go through the Peace River Regional District. The government says the environmental assessment certificate’s 17 conditions are in addition […]

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