Goldboro LNGoverview

Eastern Canada’s LNG Export Facility

The Goldboro Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project will be the East Coast of Canada’s LNG export facility. Canadian natural gas supplies will be transported to Goldboro, Nova Scotia, using existing pipelines and exported by ship to international markets.

Project overview

The Goldboro Project would be the largest mega-project in Nova Scotia’s history, putting 3,500 men and women to work during construction, and creating 200 permanent jobs once the facility is up and running.

It would also help revitalize a dormant drilling area in the Alberta Foothills, creating and supporting thousands of jobs over the life of the LNG sales contract.

The plant will be built in Nova Scotia, 250 km northeast of Halifax near the small community of Goldboro, right at the mouth of the Maritimes Northeast Pipeline which would supply the facility with natural gas.

It would include two liquefaction facilities or ‘trains’, each producing five million tonnes of LNG each year. Production from the first train has been sold to German utility giant Uniper – a 20-year binding contract with a 10-year extension - representing 10% of total German gas demand.

Alberta will provide majority of the gas needed for Train 1. We would need 1.6 Bcf/d of natural gas to supply a 2-train (two facility) project. The gas would be stored in two very large storage tanks – each 14 storeys tall and holding 5 Bcf, the expected size of the LNG carriers that would arrive at Goldboro.

Right now, we are working to finalize a contract with global engineering firm KBR to design and build the facility. We expect to start construction in 2020 and ship first gas overseas to coincide with an expected global LNG shortfall in 2023/2024.

Facility overview

Send-out Capacity: Up to 10 million tonnes/year Max LNG Carrier Capacity: 145,000–250,000 m3 Storage Tanks: 3 x 230,000 m3 Shipments Expected: 7–13 shipments/month 

Other Project Components: Access road/berthing for tug boats/construction jetty Capital Expenditures: US$10 billion for two trains, US$4.5 billion in German Government loan guarantees to build Goldboro and develop Alberta conventional gas reserves to supply the facility.