Woodfibre LNG (WLNG) has awarded a pre-construction contract to Coquitlam based Matcon Environmental.

The contract marks the first phase of a multi-million dollar site clean-up of the facility located along the Howe Sound, to meet health and safety, environmental and maintenance obligations in anticipation of construction.

According to a release workers will start site remediation by ‘removing industrial debris, such as storage tanks and other abandoned equipment, from the former pulp mill site for safe disposal’. The work is expected to take up to four months to complete.

Byng Giraud, Woodfibre LNG Country Manager and Vice President of Corporate Affairs says; “…we’re pleased that this first phase of work is providing opportunities for local contractors and Aboriginal businesses.” The company says they will track the hiring and use of qualified locals.

Future phases of pre-construction work are expected to commence later in the year, pending permit approvals. The Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for the WLNG facility is also expected to be awarded in 2017.


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