Goldboro LNG Project, Nova Scotia, Canada


Goldboro LNG

Pieridae Energy, an energy infrastructure development company based in Canada, plans to build the Goldboro LNG project, which will include liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants and facilities for LNG storage and export.

The project was approved by Minister of Environment of Nova Scotia in accordance with the Environment Act (Nova Scotia) on 21 March 2014. The final investment decision (FID) on the project is anticipated in late-2016.

The Department of Energy (DOE) granted long-term multi-contract authorisation to Pieridae Energy for the export of natural gas to Canada and LNG to the countries that have FTA (free trade agreement) and Non-FTA (Non free trade agreement) with the US.

Construction on the facility is expected is start in 2016 and commissioning to be completed by 2021.

Goldboro LNG facility location

The LNG facility will be located in Goldboro Industrial Park, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough County in Nova Scotia, Canada.

It will be supplied with natural gas through the existing Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline, which is located in the vicinity of the proposed facility.

Goldboro LNG project details

Pieridae Energy acquired approximately 265.5 acres (107.5ha) of land from the Municipality in December 2015 to build the proposed facility. It will further lease 142.3 acres (57.6ha) from the Municipality to build a work camp, and a marshalling area for equipment and infrastructure during the construction.

"It will create a new export market for natural gas create an opportunity for the development of energy industry, natural gas resources and accelerate the industry growth throughout the region."

The proposed liquefaction and export project will contain a natural gas liquefaction facility with two LNG trains, each with a production capacity of approximately 4.8 million tonnes (Mt) a year of LNG, three 230,000m³ storage tanks, a power generation plant, and marine facilities such as marine jetty flow for loading.

The facility is expected to produce approximately 10Mt of liquefied natural gas a year and will have a storage capacity of 690,000m³ of LNG.

Pieridae entered a 20-year purchase and sale agreement with E.ON Global Commodities for 5MT/y of LNG produced by the facility.

Pieridae has completed the geotechinal investigations of the seabed (Dung Cove and Betty's Cove areas) and land (Meadow Lake area) in coordination with its consultants, while the laboratory testing of soil and rock samples and submission of final geotechnical reports were completed in the first quarter of 2016.

Goldboro LNG project benefits

The proposed project will generate direct and indirect economic benefits to the local community, province, region and the natural gas industry in Eastern Canada and the US. It is expected to create up to 3,500 jobs during the construction phase and approximately 200 permanent jobs during the operation and maintenance of the LNG terminal.

It will create a new export market for natural gas create an opportunity for the development of energy industry, natural gas resources and accelerate the industry growth throughout the region.

Contractors involved in the Goldboro project

Pieridae contracted Golder Associates, McNally Construction, Logan Geotech and Dillon Consulting to perform geotechnical investigations on the seabed and land.

Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) UK are the front-end engineering and design service providers for the project.