Make it 21 proposed BC West Coast LNG projects as Vancouver based Steelhead LNG has announced a second Vancouver Island First Nation partnership.
This one is targeted for the southeast coast of the Island, at a 525 hectare site, with five kilometres of waterfront, on Saanich Inlet.
The former cement quarry was purchased last month by the Malahat First Nation, which now looks to move forward with a development agreement with Steelhead, much like the one announced last month at Sarita Bay at the southern end of Alberni Inlet, on the southwest coast of the Island.
However, Steelhead LNG-CEO, Nigel Kuzemko, says the hope is the two projects could share a natural gas pipeline, and he said one of the options is a line operated by Spectra Energy. Mr. Kuzemko also says the facility would employ up to 200 people once it is in operation.
Given they’re just out of the starting gate, he was reluctant to put a number, on the project cost.