A major LNG project has approved almost CA$1 billion (US$750 million) in contracts to First Nations and Canadian businesses.
Since December 2018, LNG Canada – a Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS Joint Venture – approved contracts and subcontracts valued at more than CA$937 million (US$702 million) during the initial three-month construction phase of its largescale Kitimat LNG export facility.
The contracts have been awarded to local First Nation and Kitimat businesses, as well businesses in the surrounding British Columbia area.
The project is anticipated to have positive impacts on the surrounding area, including increased local employment opportunities with LNG Canada and the Coastal GasLink pipeline project expected to employ approximately 10,000 Canadian workers throughout the construction.
“What these contracts and subcontracts represent, is tremendous opportunity for individuals to find employment on the LNG Canada project through our contractors and subcontractors,” said LNG Canada Director External Relations Susannah Pierce.
“For First Nations communities, it is delivering on the opportunities we have committed to that will assist the Nations address issues of poverty, unemployment and skills development.
“For local communities, it is the opportunity for young people to find employment that allows them to remain living in the North.”
For more information visit the LNG Canada website.
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