Veresen has submitted applications with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in connection with Jordan Cove energy project and Pacific Connector gas pipeline.
The filings are related to the construction and operation of a 7.8 million tonne per annum liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon and the related Pacific Connector.
Natural gas will be transported by the Pacific Connector from the Malin Hub in southern Oregon to the LNG export terminal.
Veresen president and CEO Don Althoff said: “Completing the pre-filing phase and submitting the formal applications to FERC is a major milestone for the projects.
“Our significant efforts to optimise the design to minimise its environmental footprint and accommodate landowner requests, as well as the support of our world-class LNG buyers, should result in the receipt of the positive regulatory decisions required to build Jordan Cove.”
The application comprises the removal of a 420MW power plant, as well as more than 50 route adjustments of Pacific Connector.
It additionally includes the optimisation of several water crossings in order to minimise environmental impacts through trenchless drilling techniques.
According to Veresen, the overall expenditure for works related to engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector is approximately $10bn.
During construction, the project is expected to employ around 6,000 workers, while an excess of 200 new permanent jobs are said to be required upon commissioning.