Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Limited informed that Transport Canada’s TERMPOL Review Committee has completed the review of Bear Head LNG’s TERMPOL report.
The TERMPOL review process is a technical review of marine terminal systems and transshipment sites. It is a voluntary review of the proposed shipping route and marine terminal, but mandated under the separate environmental assessment process, and identifies navigational and marine transportation-related recommendations to support a safe shipping environment.
“The TERMPOL Review is an important regulatory component that furthers Bear Head LNG’s goal to be the leader in helping Nova Scotia realize the LNG opportunity, benefiting the province and community,” said Greg Vesey, LNGL’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Bear Head LNG’s commitment to safety and continuing engagement with local communities are reflected in TERMPOL’s recommendations and observations as they pertain to the marine route, LNG carriers, marine terminal, tugboats and overall project marine activities.”
The TERMPOL Review Committee’s decision follows a review of the information provided by Bear Head LNG‘s TERMPOL Report. There are recommendations and observations included in the decision. Bear Head LNG will address and comply with all recommendations throughout the life of the project.
Bear Head LNG is proposing to build an LNG export facility on the naturally deep waters of the Strait of Canso in Point Tupper, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. The proposed facility will comprise an initial development of an 8 million tonne per annum facility, with the capacity and approvals for further expansion.
“Bear Head LNG’s focus is to provide overseas markets with access to North America’s natural gas resources based on competitive economics” Greg Vesey noted. “Bear Head LNG is uniquely positioned to provide liquefaction services to Western Canadian, Northeast U.S., and offshore Nova Scotia resource owners desiring to sell natural gas to the global LNG market.”
Greg Vesey added: “With initial permitting complete, a premium location providing shorter sailing times to many major overseas markets, and through use of LNGL’s patented OSMR® technology, a mid-scale, scalable, efficient and reliable technology that delivers the LNG industry’s lowest full cycle cost, Bear Head LNG has significant competitive advantages over other projects.”
A summary of the TERMPOL report is available here. The Document Publication number is TP 15352.
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