For Immediate Release
Kitimat, British Columbia, May 10, 2021 – Gitga’at Chemco Ventures Ltd. has been awarded a contract by JGC Fluor BC LNG JV (JFJV), the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the LNG Canada Project, to provide end-to-end full-service capability for an industrial rail facility as a general contractor.
The contract includes detailed engineering, design, preparation of construction plans and specifications; and the supply, installation and turnover of an industrial rail facility in accordance with the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and Canadian National Railway standards. It also includes rail car storage, loading, and connecting tracks, including all railroad appurtenances, as well as the furnishing and installation of crossties, tie plates, rails, joint bars, turnouts, ballast, derails, track bonding and grounding, spill containment pans and all other items necessary for the installation of the complete industrial rail facility.
“This is an important project for our company and our partners, one in which the management and staff of Chemco are proud to be involved,” says Chemco President, Brian Halina. “This project goes beyond construction for us and allows Chemco the opportunity to put our experience and expertise in Engineering, Procurement and Construction to work on the largest LNG project in the country.”
“Working on a once in a generation project in our backyard is vital to our community and will bring further opportunities to our members”. says Paul Paterson, Economic Development with Gitga’at First Nation. “Along with our partner Chemco we’re excited to be part of a project that will be a cornerstone of the region for decades to come.”
About Gitga’at Chemco Ventures Ltd:
Gitga’at First Nation and Chemco Group of Companies signed the joint venture agreement in 2019 coinciding with the opening of Chemco’s field office in Kitimat, B.C. The purpose of the agreement is to realize business and social opportunities for both Gitga’at First Nation and Chemco.
For more information please contact:
Bryan Lunge, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Paul Paterson, Economic Development with Gitga’at First Nation