While the final design of the LNG facility on Lelu Island is still to be determined, the initial phase of the facility would include:
- Two liquefaction plants: A series of process equipment situated in a line (called “trains”) that acts as a large refrigerator to convert natural gas into LNG by chilling it to -162 degrees Celsius
- Two LNG storage tanks: Stores LNG at atmospheric pressure prior to being transferred onto LNG carriers
- Power plant: Pacific NorthWest LNG proposes to use aero-derivative gas turbines to provide the compression and non-compression power for the facility
- Marine berths: Located in Chatham Sound where LNG will be loaded onto specialized LNG carriers for transport
- Trestle and suspension bridge: Linking Lelu Island to the marine berths
- Materials Offloading Facility: A dock that will receive equipment from cargo ships, located in Porpoise Channel
- Two-lane bridge: A 250m two-lane bridge linking Port Edward with Lelu Island
- Auxiliary buildings: Administrative and maintenance buildings to service and oversee the operational aspects of the LNG facility
The facility is being designed to include the potential for a third LNG train and third LNG storage tank.
To read more about the power options considered for the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project, click here.