This spring, construction of a new river water pumphouse for the LNG Canada Project will begin.

As part of the LNG processing plant design, water will be sourced from the Kitimat River and will be used for multiple areas of the project during both construction and operations.

This will require the refurbishment of an existing in-water intake as well as construction of a new pumphouse, a new substation — located between the existing Eurocan and Rio Tinto pumphouses — and a 2.5 kilometer 30” high density polyethylene pipeline to transport water to site.

In-water work consisting of refurbishment of the existing intake structure and installation of new intake screens will be completed by installing a cofferdam around the intake structure, followed by dewatering of the area.

Installation of a sheet pile cofferdam in the Kitimat River will take place in 2020 during the in-water window from May 15 to July 15. A temporary pipe pile trestle will be installed to allow access for installation of the cofferdam and log deflector structure.

The contractor responsible for this work will mobilize in mid-March. Construction activities take place twenty four hours a day — seven days per week — through Q4 of 2022. Nightshift work will be limited to critical activities.

All permits, safety and environmental plans will be in place. Public access will be restricted in the area.

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