LR to support LNG Canada’s Kitimat Export Terminal

Lloyd’s Register will support LNG Canada’s work to build and deliver a new LNG liquefaction plant and export terminal located at Kitimat in British Columbia, Canada, under a new 55-month contract.

LR will provide third party verification and Canadian Registration Number (CRN) services, which it will perform during the project’s pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up phases.

Through its third party verification services, LR will ensure that individual components meet the quality assurance programme expected by Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation (LNGFR). LR will verify the project quality assurance programme for the design and procurement phases. During the project construction and commissioning phases, LR will verify the Inspection Test Plans and Inspection Test Records. In addition, LR will validate Technical Integrity Verification plans for engineering, fabrication and commissioning, and the Change Management Plan (CMP) for the design and construction phases.

As part of the contract, LR will provide additional audit and engineering services at site to ensure the compliance of safety critical equipment and systems, such as gas-fired equipment (incinerator and gas turbines), across the entire facility. This will align with the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission’s (BCOGC’s) audit activities.

For the CRN services, LR will use a British Columbia Alternative Safety Approach (ASA) to demonstrate compliance with the power, boiler, pressure vessel and refrigeration safety regulation.

LR will help develop a complete life cycle Pressure Equipment Safety Management Plan, from vendor selection through to the module yard. It will also assist with the final handover to LNG Canada at the Kitimat Site, which will be used to support the project ASA application.