The project will be constructed in two phases, with an initial processing capacity of 4.25 million standard cubic metres a day and final capacity of up to 16.9 million standard cubic metres a day.
There are 52 conditions that must be met in order for the project to proceed in order to mitigate its potential impacts.
They include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by capturing and storing them underground, minimizing the burning of salvageable timber, and participating in a pilot project to develop a “Best Available Techniques Economically Achievable” guideline for reduce air emissions like GHGs.
The project must also use gas turbine generators with heat recovery for electricity production, and develop and implement a plan to monitor and protect on caribou and other wildlife with First Nations and Aboriginal groups.
The treatment plant will be located at the end of the TransCanada pipeline, which was expanded into the Horn River area a few years.