Fortis LNG helps customers adapt to a low-carbon energy future by connecting them with high quality liquefied natural gas at the lowest reasonable cost
Fortis LNG is developing markets and infrastructure to connect Canadian LNG with regional and global customers.
Future plans include a marine jetty to facilitate bulk trans-Pacific shipments of LNG and ship-to-ship marine bunkering.
FortisBC Energy Inc. LNG services
Fortis LNG’s affiliate company, FortisBC Energy Inc., owns and operates two LNG facilities located on international shipping routes. Their locations allow LNG to be shipped both efficiently and economically.
The Tilbury LNG facility operates as a peak shaving facility and also produces LNG for trans-Pacific shipment by ISO container, and to local markets via tankers and ISO containers. Marine customers can also convert their fleets and start fuelling with LNG from Tilbury. Current marine customers include BC Ferries and Seaspan Ferries. Customers may secure LNG service via a flexible-term standard LNG tariff (FortisBC Energy Inc., Rate Schedule 46).
The Mount Hayes LNG facility on Vancouver Island offers peak shaving capacity to customers in the region while also supplying LNG for the local transportation sector and ISO container exports. It is operated in partnership with the Stz’uminus (Chemainus) First Nation and Cowichan Tribes.
Fortis LNG is developing markets for Canada’s abundant clean energy along one of LNG’s shortest shipping routes to East Asia.
Canada has enough natural gas reserves to maintain production for up to 300 years. Our LNG facilities are connected to those reserves by an existing system of pipelines that has been supplying affordable energy to Canadian and American customers since the 1950s.
With 50 years in service, FortisBC Energy Inc.’s Tilbury LNG facility has a reputation as a trusted leader in Canadian LNG.
An expansion of the Tilbury LNG facility went into service in 2018 and the Tilbury LNG facility is the first in Canada to supply LNG for export to China. A Detailed Project Description for a further phase of expansion has been submitted to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada. The Tilbury Phase 2 LNG Expansion project contemplates up to a 142,400 cubic metre new tank and new liquefaction capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per year.
The Tilbury LNG facility is powered by renewable hydroelectricity and produces LNG with some of the lowest carbon intensity in the world. By using clean hydroelectricity, the facility’s carbon intensity is about 30 per cent lower than average global LNG.
Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by approximately 50% when you switch from coal to LNG
Up to 27% greenhouse gas reduction for marine vessels using LNG from Tilbury compared to other marine fuels.
Sulphur oxides are reduced to almost zero, particulate matter by up to 99% and nitrogen oxides by up to 95%.
Tilbury has been producing LNG on the West Coast of North America since 1971. Learn more about the facility, Fortis LNG and plans for the future.