Local Business Interest Strong as LNG Canada Discusses Search for New Prime Contractor

LNG Canada says there was a lot of local interest at a recent meet-and-greet session, as it looks for a new prime contractor for its proposed Kitimat project.

The Shell-led consortium says 175 community members attended the session to learn about the process, and to showcase the services and capabilities of their business for potential future sub-contracting opportunities.

LNG Canada initially awarded the prime contract in 2014 to a group of engineering firms under the name CFSW LNG Constructors, but in December, announced it was undertaking what it called a "new competitive process” to pick a new lead construction contractor.

The proposed 40-billion-dollar project is on hold indefinitely, due to slumping world prices and an oversupply of natural gas -- but the company says it's not dead.

LNG Canada has already received key regulatory approvals, including an export license from the National Energy Board, provincial and federal environmental approvals and a permit from the BC Oil and Gas Commission.

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