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Kitimat LNG Export Terminal

A gateway for natural gas from northeastern British Columbia to overseas markets

  • $4.5B


  • 2

    Large Storage Tanks

  • 20M

    Tall Retaining Wall

  • Kitimat-Stikine, British Columbia

    Kitimat-Stikine, British Columbia

Making a plan for efficiency, avoiding hazards, and preparing for a safe future

We have provided coordination, management and engineering analysis for the geotechnical aspects of the LNG facility for the front end engineering design phase of the project. In other words, we’re helping to identify the basic scope of the facility and determine an appropriate site layout.

The land-based portion of the LNG terminal will cover 40 hectares in steep and mountainous terrain, requiring significant re-grading to provide level areas to build storage tanks, process facilities and administration buildings. The offshore facilities include an offload jetty for the LNG Tankers, a construction wharf and a temporary conveyor system to off load aggregate from the site.

A key consideration for the proposed layout is to locate the LNG tanks on competent bedrock or soil so the tanks would not be at risk in an earthquake. Work included an extensive subsurface investigation, seismic modeling, rock stability and slope stability assessments. We’ve provided foundations recommendations for two proposed 80 metre diameter storage tanks and supporting infrastructure. Several geohazard assessments were completed for the access road and utility corridors being designed from Kitimat to the site.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Paul Deering, Senior Principal, Geotechnical Engineer

I’m motivated to partner with my clients, understand their needs, and contribute towards a stronger community—one project at a time.
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Nigel Denby, Vice President, Business Leader, Environmental Services (Geotechnical Canada)

I believe in working with clients to develop realistic and cost effective solutions to complex engineering problems.
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Paul Duffy, Senior Associate, Geotechnical Engineering

We all must strive to communicate effectively, especially supervisors. You can’t have effective leadership without effective communication.
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Maureen Matthew, Engineering Geologist

Partnering with people and disciplines throughout Stantec is the best part of my job. We are as good as the team we work with.
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  • Paul Deering

    Senior Principal, Geotechnical Engineer

  • Nigel Denby

    Vice President, Business Leader, Environmental Services (Geotechnical Canada)

  • Paul Duffy

    Senior Associate, Geotechnical Engineering

  • Maureen Matthew

    Engineering Geologist

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