Canadian Net-Zero LNG Facility Signs First Customer

Shell Signs A 20-Year LNG Sale And Purchase Agreement With Ksi Lisims LNG

Ksi Lisims LNG and Shell Eastern Trading Pte Ltd. (Shell) have signed a 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreement. Shell will purchase 2 MTPA of LNG per year from the Ksi Lisims LNG project, marking the first LNG offtake agreement executed by Ksi Lisims LNG.

Ksi Lisims LNG is a proposed net-zero LNG facility in British Columbia, Canada. It will be sited on Nisga’a Nation-owned land on the northern tip of Pearse Island. Powered by hydroelectricity, Ksi Lisims LNG will produce 12 MTPA of LNG from two floating LNG production and storage facilities.

The floating LNG production units are being built by Samsung Heavy Industries. The all-electric process technology is being developed by Black & Veatch.

The Ksi Lisims LNG project awarded Siemens Energy a contract to assist with the design of the project’s liquefaction compression and associated electrical systems. Siemens Energy will provide advisory services for the full end-to-end design, including process optimization with a focus on compressor performance, motor and drive design, controls architecture, and the complete electrical low-, medium-, and high-voltage systems associated with the compressors. The company will also offer various other consulting services, including the connection of the electromechanical systems to the external grid.

Ksi Lisims LNG is in the early planning stages with environmental assessment work, Indigenous and community engagement, and preliminary engineering currently underway. With regulatory approvals and final investment decisions by the project partners, construction could begin in 2024 with the site operational in late 2027 or 2028.

Ksi Lisims LNG plans to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions associated with the LNG facility within three years of startup and will provide energy markets in Asia.