GEOTECHNICAL WORK STARTING NEAR RIO TINTO’S TERMINAL A Should LNG Canada’s Joi…

GEOTECHNICAL WORK STARTING NEAR RIO TINTO’S TERMINAL A Should LNG Canada’s Joi…

GEOTECHNICAL WORK STARTING NEAR RIO TINTO’S TERMINAL A Should LNG Canada’s Joi…

GEOTECHNICAL WORK STARTING NEAR RIO TINTO’S TERMINAL A

Should LNG Canada’s Joint Venture Participants take a Final Investment Decision (FID), the location for LNG Canada’s proposed export terminal coincides with the current location of Rio Tinto’s Terminal B. As a result, the existing Terminal B wharf would be replaced nearby with the extension of Rio Tinto’s existing Terminal A (the project is called Terminal A Extension.) The current geotechnical work will take place at the location of the proposed Terminal A extension and will last about two months. This work needs to happen prior to an FID. The work will take place during daylight working hours, with no activity contemplated overnight.

Later in April, you will see a piling barge and a laydown barge that will be accompanied by several tugs and support vessels. The geotechnical work includes driving a number of test piles and using geotechnical instruments to monitor the soil resistance and pile capacity, and the impact of pile installation on the stability of dredged slopes.

LNG Canada will be monitoring noise levels and conduct environmental monitoring to ensure we understand any impacts that might result from the work. Once the test piling and monitoring work is complete, the piling barge and supporting vessels will leave the area.

We do not foresee any impact to local water traffic in the project area, but want to ensure local mariners know about the work being undertaken and maintain a safe distance from the work site. Safety is a core value of LNG Canada and Rio Tinto and we are committed to minimizing and managing impacts from any construction activity.

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