Woodfibre LNG and McDermott International to design lowest emission LNG facility

Woodfibre LNG and McDermott International will design and build the lowest-emission LNG facility in the world, the companies said in a statement.

The companies said they signed an Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, and Construction (EPFC) contract. Companies are looking to produce "responsible" natural gas to be able to transition from heavy emitting fuels to renewables.

“By harnessing the low-carbon gas resources of British Columbia's Montney region to replace coal-fired energy sources in Asia, Woodfibre LNG will reduce global emissions by 3.5 million tonnes CO2 per annum, equivalent to removing 5 percent of B.C.'s annual emissions from the atmosphere each year,” the companies said in a statement.

The facility is expected to reduce approximately 86 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of LNG produced.

The companies said that the LNG will be the cleanest liquefied natural gas export facility “on earth” that is achieved through the adoption of a low emission philosophy across both the engineering and design.

The facility will use hydroelectricity for the main liquefaction process, without flaring, a recycling system for "boil-off" gas, and additional transformers, switchgear and transmission lines.