Squamish Nation has voted to select air cooling as the cooling technique Woodfibre LNG will have to use to cool it’s liquefied natural gas processing facility.

In a release Woodfibre LNG said the choice of cooling technology is one of 13 conditions in Squamish Nation’s Environmental Assessment Agreement and Environmental Certificate for the proposed Woodfibre LNG Project.

Air cooling was found to have the least environmental effects, from a Squamish Nation perspective, of the three cooling technologies that were reviewed. It was also recognized that air cooling may reduce LNG production by about 2%.

Community group My Sea to Sky congratulated Woodfibre LNG for making the change that Squamish Nation requested, from a once-through seawater cooling system to an air-cooling system.

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