LNG Canada FAR Modular Buildings

The Kitimat LNG (liquified natural gas) Canada project is an innovative, world-class liquefaction and marine export facility at the head of the Douglas Channel located in Kitimat, British Columbia. The Liard and Horn River basins, found in northeastern British Columbia, provide the facility with its abundant natural gas supply. The plant is projected to become the world’s first all-electric LNG facility with the lowest emissions intensity of any facility of its size.

Williams Engineering (WE) partnered with Alex Sistemi SPA and Sahuri + Partners Architecture Inc to supply five field auxiliary room (FAR) modular buildings on the LNG Canada project. The engineering services included participation in remote visual inspections for several modular buildings. WE’s structural team assisted in completing the A660 application,  providing the required documentation for certification, and  obtaining the CSA requirements for modular construction. A thorough review of the structural components, modular foundation loading and seismic restraints for the five buildings was completed. Reviews of the 60% and 100% mechanical and electrical drawings, specifications, equipment lists, and control sequences were completed by WE to meet BCBC, NECB and National Building Code standards.

WE’s electrical team also developed engineering drawings for the lighting and small power services associated with the FAR modular buildings. These designs included cable sizing calculations and positioning of junction boxes to meet CSA C22.1-15 Canadian Electrical Code requirements, indoor and outdoor lighting layouts, small power socket layout and the lighting and small power distribution panel board.

The Kitimat LNG Canada Project supports the increased demand for an affordable, reliable, and stable source of natural gas that can be produced in a facility committed to reducing emissions on a global scale. This project will continue to enhance Canada’s economic development and ensure safety and environmental responsibility within the energy and resources industry.