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LNG Canada’s Kitimat terminal is over 50 per cent complete.

The company announced the major milestone in a release last week and says the project continues to stay on schedule despite challenges created by COVID-19.

The project has resulted in $3.5 million billion in contracts and procurement in B.C., with over $2.7 billion being awarded to First Nation-owned and local area businesses.

“Thousands of Canadians, most of them from B.C., are presently working on the LNG Canada project,” said the company in a statement.

Over the summer, the project reached a couple of other milestones, including the arrival of their heat exchanger and two precooler units and the installation of their LNG tank roof.

LNG Canada mentions being very concerned about cost and schedule increases disclosed by TC Energy to complete its Coastal GasLink pipeline, which will connect to the Kitimat facility. However, the company says everything is on schedule due to support from First Nations, local communities and businesses.

The company expects an increase in activity in the future as more critical infrastructure arrives and says it is moving quickly towards commissioning and start-up.

“The transformation of our site in Kitimat will accelerate as we move through the next stages of project completion and ever closer to shipping our first cargo of low-carbon, made-in B.C. LNG.”

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