While the final design of the LNG facility on Lelu Island is still to be determined, it is envisioned that the initial phase of the facility would include:
- Two liquefaction plants: A series of process equipment situated in a line (called “trains”) that acts as a large refrigerator to convert natural gas into LNG by chilling it to -162 degrees Celsius.
- Two LNG storage tanks: Stores LNG at atmospheric pressure prior to being transferred onto LNG carriers.
- Power plant: Pacific NorthWest LNG proposes to use aero-derivative gas turbines to provide the compression and non-compression power for the facility. KPMG has produced a report reviewing the decision-making process Pacific NorthWest LNG used to identify the preferred power option.
- Marine terminal: Located in Chatham Sound where LNG will be loaded onto specialized LNG carriers for transport.
- Suspension bridge and trestle: Would connect Lelu Island and the marine terminal
- Materials Offloading Facility: A dock that will receive equipment from cargo ships, located in Porpoise Channel. The facility will help reduce the amount of heavy truck traffic in the area.
- Two-lane bridge: A 250m two-lane bridge linking Port Edward with Lelu Island.
- Auxiliary buildings: The facility would also include administrative and maintenance buildings to service and oversee the operational aspects of the LNG facility.
The facility is being designed to include the potential for a third LNG train and third LNG storage tank.