LNG Canada
Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada

LNG Canada Export Facility

In October 2018, LNG Canada made a final investment decision to build its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. The project represents the largest energy investment in Canadian history.

The LNG export facility will liquefy surplus Canadian natural gas so it can be safely exported to help meet global energy demands. Fluor's joint venture partnership with JGC Corporation will provide engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction for the project.


Client's Challenge

​LNG Canada is a joint venture comprising Shell (40%), PETRONAS (25%), PetroChina (15%), Mitsubishi Corporation (15%) and KOGAS (5%).

The facility will initially export approximately 14 million tons per year of LNG from two processing units, or trains. The project includes the option to expand to four trains in the future.​

Fluor's Solution

​The design of the facility meets some of the strictest regulatory standards in the world for safety, sustainability and environmental protection. In consultation with First Nations, work activities have been planned to minimize potential impacts to the environment.

The project will utilize a cost-effective modular construction approach. Large and complex modules will be assembled by several existing fabrication yards and transported to the project site via water, minimizing construction congestion and disruptions in the community.

The joint venture will focus on hiring locally and then throughout British Columbia and Canada. More than 4,500 jobs will be created at the peak of construction, which will require approximately 7,000 to 7,500 workers due to the shift work nature of employment. Workforce development and training programs will be available for local community members, and there will be a focus on developing positions for traditionally underrepresented individuals and groups. Fluor is also committed to providing contracting and procurement opportunities for First Nations and local businesses.



​Fluor has had a strong presence in Canada for nearly 70 years, delivering its first Canadian project, a refinery in British Columbia, in the 1940s.​​

Fluor and JGC began site activities for the LNG Canada project in 2018, with peak activity at site anticipated to occur around mid-2021 to 2023. First LNG is expected around the middle of the next decade.

In February 2020, JGC Fluor and LNG Canada were jointly recognized by Shell with its Gold Hard Hat HSE award. The award recognized the project’s Design for Safe Construction program, which is focused on the elimination and significant reduction of hazards through design, providing an overall reduction to life-critical construction risk.

Fluor at Work
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Fluor at Work

Women make up 15% of the total on-site workforce on the LNG Canada project – that's more than twice the national construction industry average. From day one, the senior leadership team on the LNG Canada project set out to create an environment where women would succeed and thrive.

JGC Fluor and LNG Canada, in partnership with Women Building Futures, launched Your Place, a four-week intensive training program for women interested in a career in the skilled trades and work on the LNG Canada project. To date, more than 50 program graduates have been employed on site.

The project is also home to Fluor's first on-site chapter of Growing Representation and Opportunity for Women (GROW). Established in 2011, GROW is a Fluor-developed program that exists to support and champion opportunities for greater representation of women at all levels. Among other initiatives, a professional development series was started by the on-site group. Senior leaders from JFJV, LNG Canada and major contractors provide overviews of their teams' scopes and how team members, especially women, can align their careers.