Gitga’at Waiward Industrial has been awarded a contract to supply stick built structural steel to JGC Fluor, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the LNG Canada Project.
Based in Kitimat, B.C., Gitga’at Waiward Industrial is a joint venture partnership between Gitga’at First Nation and Waiward Industrial that was formed in November 2019, and provides a comprehensive range of construction, maintenance, fabrication and engineering services.
Structural steel supplied to the LNG Canada project by Gitga’at Waiward Industrial will be used to construct a number of on-site facilities. Deliveries are expected to commence in early 2021 and continue through to December 2022.
“This award represents a win/win for Gitga’at Waiward and the LNG Canada Project. It demonstrates the commitment JGC Fluor and LNG Canada have to ensuring benefits flow to local communities, and exemplifies what can be achieved when the Indigenous values of sustainability and community well-being align with a company known for integrity, creating solutions, and a commitment to excellence.”
— Andy Brooks, CEO, Waiward Industrial
“The significance of the LNG Canada Project work to the Gitga’at Nation and to all Northwest B.C.’s Indigenous nations can’t be underestimated. The economic successes of the region’s First Nations are instrumental to a vibrant regional economy and through extension, the provincial and national economy.”
— Paul Paterson, CEO, Gitga’at Development Corporation
“The purchase of this steel is critical to the project and JGC Fluor is happy it has been awarded to a strong domestic supplier. We are looking forward to working with Gitga’at Waiward Industrial.”
— Berni Molz, Construction Director, JGC Fluor
“On behalf of LNG Canada, I would like to congratulate Gitga’at Waiward Industrial Ltd. for this important achievement. It is a great example of business forging strong partnerships with local First Nations to create opportunities that benefit B.C. communities, while contributing to a project of national and international significance. It’s an honour and a privilege to welcome Gitga’at Waiward to the LNG Canada Project.”
— Peter Zebedee, CEO, LNG Canada
About the LNG Canada Project
The LNG Canada Project is a liquefied natural gas export facility under construction in Kitimat, B.C. on the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation. LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its affiliate Shell Canada Energy (40%); PETRONAS, through its wholly-owned entity, North Montney LNG Limited Partnership (25%); PetroChina Company Limited, through its subsidiary PetroChina Canada Ltd. (15%); Mitsubishi Corporation, through its subsidiary Diamond LNG Canada Partnership (15%); and Korea Gas Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kogas Canada LNG Ltd (5%). It is operated through LNG Canada Development Inc.