Chart Industries to Deliver Liquefaction Equipment for Cedar LNG

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Black & Veatch’s order of critical liquefaction equipment for its Cedar LNG project includes natural gas liquefaction cold boxes and brazed aluminum heat exchangers.

Chart Industries received an order from Black & Veatch for the supply of critical liquefaction equipment to the Cedar LNG project in Kitimat, Canada. The order includes the supply of natural gas liquefaction cold boxes and brazed aluminum heat exchangers for the floating LNG (FLNG) project.

“We are proud to continue to provide the world with our Nexus of Clean solutions for clean power, clean water, clean food, and clean industrials, including with Cedar LNG and our committed, loyal partner of Black & Veatch,” stated Jill Evanko, Chart’s CEO and President. “Cedar LNG, the Haisla Nation-led project, is not only another practical step toward decarbonization; the project further supports the Haisla Nation’s economic and social development approach.”

The Cedar LNG project is led by the Haisla Nation with cooperation from the Pembina Pipeline Corp., representing the first time that the Haisla Nation will directly own and participate in industrial development within its territory. The FLNG facility will sit along the Douglas Channel in British Columbia, near the Haisla Nation’s Kitamaat Village.


In March 2023, the Cedar LNG project received its Environmental Assessment Certificate from the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office and signed a memorandum of understanding with ARC Resources for a long-term liquefaction services agreement. Once operational, the facility will have the capacity to export three million tons per year of LNG and is powered with renewable electricity from BC Hydro. Cedar LNG also received its first permit from the BC Energy Regulator for the approximately 8.5 km pipeline that will connect the project to the Coastal GasLink pipeline.

Earlier this month, Black & Veatch also submitted an equipment order to Baker Hughes to supply electric-driven liquefaction technologies for Cedar LNG. Baker Hughes will supply 12 pieces of turbomachinery equipment: four electric-driven main refrigeration compressors, two electric-driven boil-off gas compressors, and six centrifugal pumps.

“The Cedar LNG project represents an important step toward reducing carbon emissions through lower-carbon LNG facilities that can supply customers looking to move away from more carbon-intensive feedstocks,” said Laszlo von Lazar, President of Black & Veatch’s Energy & Process Industries business. “This is an important aspect of near-term decarbonization plans around the world, and Canada’s abundant natural gas supply means Cedar LNG is in a strong position to accelerate this phase of the energy transition. And our team is eager to take on this opportunity with our long-standing partner Baker Hughes.”

Black & Veatch is involved in the engineering and construction works for another FLNG project—the Ksi Lisims LNG floating production facility in northwest Canada. The company and Samsung Heavy Industries were selected to conduct the front-end engineering design work for the project in July 2023.

With commercial operations slated to start in 2028, the Ksi Lisims LNG facility aims to generate up to 12 million metric tons of LNG per annum for export to international markets. Upon completion, it will boast one of the lowest unit carbon emissions rates globally for any large-scale LNG export projects. This will be achieved by connecting to British Columbia's renewable hydroelectric grid and integrating specific design features, which will result in greenhouse gas emissions being 90% lower than conventional LNG facilities.