LNG Canada is beginning engineering and planning work on Cedar Valley Lodge, its Workforce Accommodation Centre to house a 4,500-person workforce required during construction of its proposed liquefaction and export facility in Kitimat, B.C.
LNG Canada selected the Bird- Civeo Joint Venture as the contractor for the design and construction of the centre, the company says in a news release. This joint venture includes wholly owned subsidiaries of each of Bird Construction Inc., and Civeo Corporation.
The lodge’s construction will commence only if LNG Canada’s joint venture participants make a positive final investment decision. In the interim, Bird-Civeo will advance engineering and planning work for the centre.
If constructed, the size and scale of the Lodge will be significant, with a total floor space of more than 1.2 million sq. ft. This includes a number of core buildings at more than 260,000 sq. ft. with a kitchen and dining area of almost 80,000 sq. ft., entertainment areas of almost 35,000 sq. ft., and a sports and recreational facility of more than 56,000 sq. ft. Final actual numbers may vary as the conceptual design progresses through detailed engineering.