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, BC.
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 over 1.2 million sq. ft.. This includes a number of core buildings at over 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.