OCTOBER 20, 2022
Kitimat, B.C. – Gitga’at Waiward Industrial has been awarded the Main Industrial Site Services contract to perform routine and non-routine maintenance work, major maintenance, site modifications, and turnaround / shutdown work at the LNG Canada Facility located in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.
“This contract award represents a significant milestone for Gitga’at Waiward and characterizes a true partnership between Waiward Industrial LP, the Gitga’at Development Corporation, and the Gitga’at First Nation. We are proud to work alongside LNG Canada to enhance economic growth and regional opportunities in this long-term commitment by all parties,” said Andy Brooks, President & CEO of Waiward Industrial.
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.
“This announcement represents an excellent opportunity to showcase what true partnerships look like,” shared Joe Bevan, CEO of Gitga’at Development Corporation. “It speaks to the commitments made by LNG Canada to use local contractors, aligning with economic reconciliation and the trust developed thus far. The economic success of the region’s First Nations is paramount to a robust regional economy.”
“On behalf of LNG Canada, I would like to congratulate Gitga’at Waiward Industrial for bringing their skills and expertise to our company,” said Jason Klein, CEO of LNG Canada. We are proud to work with local First Nations to create opportunities that benefit B.C. communities, while contributing to a project of national and international significance.”
This is the second awarded contract Gitga’at Waiward Industrial has received for the LNG Canada project. In October 2020, Gitga’at Waiward Industrial was awarded the contract to supply stick-built steel to JGC Fluor. The structural steel supplied is used to construct several on-site facilities and steel fabrication is expected to be complete by the end of this year.
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.
About Waiward Industrial
For 50 years, Waiward has been a premier provider of engineering and drafting, fabricated steel, construction, and sustaining capital and maintenance services. We operate across Western Canada and provide solutions to various sectors, including energy, petrochemical and refining, mining, energy transmission markets, and clean technology. As one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, our commitment to our customers and partners is our highest priority, as we work to provide quality products and exceptional service that exceed expectations.
Waiward is committed to partnering with Indigenous communities to develop respectful relationships that lead to mutual benefits and a strong shared future. Together, we work to identify opportunities for collaboration that fit and support the end goal of delivering a project that has gained social license and benefits for all industry and community stakeholders. For more information visit, www.waiward.com.
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