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LNG Canada Export Terminal

The first LNG export facility in Canada, a gateway for natural gas from British Columbia to overseas markets

  • $4.5B

    Facility

  • 2

    Large Storage Tanks

  • 20M

    Tall Retaining Wall

  • Kitimat, British Columbia

    Kitimat, British Columbia

At $14 billion, this project is the largest ever private capital investment in Canada.

To accommodate approximately 13 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of liquefied natural gas (LNG), LNG Canada has embarked on the first phase of construction for a facility and marine export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia. This project will be the first LNG export facility in Canada and, at full build-out, will be the largest capital investment in this country to date.

We provided coordination, management, and engineering analysis for the geotechnical aspects for the front-end engineering design phase. The land-based portion of the LNG terminal will cover 40 hectares (99 acres) 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 a materials offload facility (MOF) jetty for the LNG tankers, a construction wharf, and a temporary conveyor system to offload aggregate from the site.

The MOF is a 550-metre (1,804-foot) long pipe combi-wall wharf used to berth heavy lift vessels delivering construction materials and modules for the project. We are also designing the primary LNG loadout berth consisting of a continuation of the MOF bulkhead plus several integrated piled berthing dolphins, piled mooring dolphins, and the pile-supported loading platform.

A key consideration for the proposed layout is to locate the LNG tanks on suitable bedrock or soil so the tanks would not be at risk in an earthquake. Work included an extensive subsurface investigation, seismic modeling, and rock stability and slope stability assessments.

Our integrated approach to structural and geotechnical design and use of 3D modeling to communicate the design of the quay wall and piles structures is helping both our clients meet their tight timelines while also following the strict code requirements for this landmark project. 

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  • BJM JV and B6Vanpile JV
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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Harold Westerman, Sector Lead, Ports and Marine Terminals

Our ports and marine terminals practice is not just about designing port infrastructure – it’s about understanding our client’s operations, and the overall shipping industry and supply chain, to enhance their customer’s experience.
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Paul Duffy, Managing Principal

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

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.

Luciano Absalonsen, Coastal Modeler, Ports and Marine Terminals

Our job is to overcome the challenges related to global warming and sea level rise.
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Chuck Rosner, Associate, Senior Project Manager, Ports and Marine Terminals

My ultimate goal is client satisfaction—it’s important to meet (and hopefully exceed) client expectations on whatever we deliver.
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Paul Deering

Senior Principal, Geotechnical Engineer

Nigel Denby

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

Harold  Westerman

Sector Lead, Ports and Marine Terminals

Paul Duffy

Managing Principal

Maureen Matthew

Engineering Geologist

Luciano Absalonsen

Coastal Modeler, Ports and Marine Terminals

Chuck Rosner

Associate, Senior Project Manager, Ports and Marine Terminals

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