FortisBC files plans for Tilbury Phase 2 expansion

FortisBC has submitted an initial project description to begin the federal impact assessment and provincial environmental assessment processes for the Tilbury Phase 2 liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion project. If approved, construction on the project in British Columbia (BC), Canada, could start in 2022 and be completed by 2028.

The project envisages construction of a storage tank that could triple the site’s capacity, and additional liquefaction equipment to produce LNG for marine bunkering or bulk export by ship.

The implementation of the project will strengthen the resiliency of BC’s energy system that supplies homes and businesses with natural gas. The project will enable Tilbury to produce more LNG to meet increasing demand for it as a marine fuel for domestic and overseas customers.

FortisBC intends to continue its engagement with Indigenous groups and the local community on the project. As part of early engagement with the public, FortisBC will be participating in an open house discussion scheduled for spring 2020 in Delta, BC.