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KITIMAT, B.C. — LNG Canada received two 50-metre-tall modules earlier this week at the material offloading facility in Kitimat.

LNG Canada said the modules are among the largest the facility will receive and will be utilized in the gas liquefaction process.

The two modules arrived from China on Tuesday, as no facility in Canada could manufacture and transport by land this scale of modular infrastructure, according to LNG Canada.

One of the modules weighs 7,996 metric tonnes, and the other weighs 6,257 metric tonnes.

In 2021, core processing units were installed at the site, and a 1,540-tonne roof was also installed on an LNG tank.

The first module arrived at the site last year, weighing 4,618 tonnes. LNG Canada said the module will receive natural gas directly from the Coastal GasLink pipeline, which reached the 80 per cent completion mark by the end of 2022.

The Coastal GasLink pipeline connects natural gas facilities west of Dawson Creek to the LNG Canada export facility near Kitimat.

Nearly 490 kilometres of pipe has been installed across the 670-kilometre planned route through 38 million hours of total work on the project.

At its peak, over 6,000 men and women were employed along the project route.

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Shailynn Foster is a news reporter for energeticcity.ca. Shailynn has been writing since she was 7 years old, but only recently started her journey as a journalist. Shailynn was born and raised in Fort St. John and she watches way too much YouTube, Netflix and Disney+ during the week while playing DND on the weekends.