The environmentally friendly LNG facility will be located at the site of a former pulp and paper operation. It will be sized for 2.1 million tonnes per annum and will utilize clean, renewable hydroelectricity, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80 percent.
Siemens Energy’s scope includes all equipment associated with the main refrigeration trains, which are components of the liquefaction process, producing the LNG that will eventually be stored in tanks and then transported to tankers for shipping abroad.
“LNG will play an essential role in a more sustainable future as we continue looking at ways to decarbonize the natural gas chain,” said Thorbjörn Fors, Executive Vice President, Industrial Applications at Siemens Energy.
“This project is important; it will help support the journey by exporting to Asian economies currently driven by coal.”
“Wood fiber LNG is working to incorporate a sustainable approach into as many aspects of our project’s engineering and design as possible,” said company president Christine Kennedy. “This includes using safe, efficient equipment for the LNG refrigeration process – like that Siemens Energy will supply – to build what will become the world’s lowest-emission LNG export facility.”
The project is expected to reach substantial completion in 2027 and begin commercial operation by September of that year.