LNG Canada Says It Remains Committed to Kitimat, Despite Project Decision on Hold

LNG Canada says the process of finding a new prime contractor for its proposed Kitimat project will take some time -- but it's trying to keep the local community informed and engaged with the process.

The company's Director of External Relations, Susannah Pierce [pictured at right], says the four joint venture groups in the running are examining the design and engineering already done, and must then determine the cost and timelines of constructing the project -- and that's likely to take many months.

But she says in the meantime, local contractors can engage with the four candidates to explain the work they do and what they can offer.

"I think there is opportunity there for local businesses to stay engaged and as we always have done on this project, we'll continue to make sure the community stays aware of each step of the process so we are in this delay period but there's certainly a lot of work going on and certainly a lot of opportunity for us to continue to keep the community informed," she explained. 

"In the meantime, we're also still working quite a bit in a number of different areas including as we look at our overall facility in the community we have a number of engagements which we'll continue to do, we continue to support a variety of social initiatives, we'll continue to have our annual barbeque in May, our annual golf tournament in August," she said.

Pierce said LNG Canada wants to make sure there continues to be dialogue between the company and the local community in Kitimat.