Under the terms of the agreement, the two firms will examine the development of the project on HFN-owned land at Sarita Bay, around 10km north of Anacla at the southern end of Alberni Inlet on Vancouver Island.

Steelhead LNG has submitted an application to the National Energy Board seeking a license to export around 30 million tons of LNG a year for 25 years.

The project will feature a land-based liquefaction facility and the site will be divided into four 6 million tons per annum (mtpa) LNG production trains.

Plans also include an additional 6 mtpa LNG export facility along a pipeline route.

Currently, Steelhead LNG is working with pipeline firms to explore infrastructure options in order to deliver the gas from northern British Columbia to western Vancouver Island.

Steelhead LNG said the project will move forward only after consultation with Huu-ay-aht citizens, including a vote on a possible land lease to the development at the Huu-ay-aht First Nations People’s Assembly in November.

Image: Steelhead partners with HFN to develop $30bn LNG project in Canada. Photo: courtesy of supakitmod/Freedigitalphotos.net