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PCA Celebrates Revival of Canada’s LNG Industry with Approval of Megaproject

(October 2, 2018) – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) whose member companies build major energy and natural resource projects is delighted that LNG Canada is moving ahead with its multibillion-dollar project in Kitimat, B.C.

“This is a megaproject whose time has finally come,” said Paul de Jong, President of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “This new facility will generate thousands of good paying jobs, billions in revenues, and help put Canada on the map as a new global leader in the supply of safe, reliable and clean natural gas.”

PCA has worked closely throughout the planning process with LNG Canada whose partners include Shell, PETRONAS, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and KOGAS. PCA also supported a successful lobby with the Federal Government for an exemption on import duties of fabricated components used in LNG construction.

According to LNG Canada, its export plant has been designed to achieve the lowest carbon intensity of any large-scale plant operating in the world today. The Kitimat LNG project is the largest infrastructure project in Canada, and will be built using an “open managed site” labour model.

“Open managed sites have been tried and tested as the most innovative and efficient way of building major infrastructure projects,” added de Jong. “Competition, collaboration and value for money are encouraged, a far cry from B.C’s new rules for building public infrastructure.”

About the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA)

With offices in BC, Alberta and Ontario, PCA is the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry. Our member companies are responsible for 40 percent of energy and natural resource construction projects in British Columbia and Alberta and are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada. PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers in Canada, represented primarily by CLAC.

For further information, contact:
Danna O’Brien, Danna@obriencommunications.ca 416-500-0699

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