Discovery LNG is a Rockyview Resources Inc. potential project involving the construction and operation of natural gas liquefaction, storage and on-loading facilities on the north side of Campbell River, British Columbia. Anticipated ancillary facilities include a trestle jetty and a materials offloading facility. The potential Project would be built and operated by a partnership between Rockyview and potentially a third party in order to convert natural gas from Northeastern British Columbia into LNG for export to Pacific Rim markets in Asia.
The facility would be built on a remediated industrial site formerly occupied by the Catalyst Paper Mill. The Project site was carefully selected to combine the required attributes of an LNG facility with the logistical ease of using an existing industrial site in an area of the province that has previously co-existed effectively with industrial development.
Construction would begin after environmental assessment approvals are received and other necessary regulatory permits, approvals, and authorizations are granted. Construction for the first phase of the Project is expected to take approximately four years. The Project is expected to be operational by 2030. Currently, Rockyview is undertaking initial engagement activities with the public, First Nations, and government bodies.
Processed natural gas would arrive at Discovery LNG by a yet-to be determined transmission method from Rockyview Resources Inc.’s sites in the Horn River Basin in Northeastern British Columbia. Once arrived at Discovery LNG, the gas would be converted from a gaseous form to a liquid form through refrigeration to allow for efficient offshore transportation. In liquid form, the gas would travel by highly advanced, specially designed LNG carriers to LNG receiving terminals in Asia.
Once the LNG arrived at its destination, it would be converted back into a gaseous form at a regasification LNG facility. From there, it would be passed on to a distributor who would direct it via underground pipelines for residential, commercial, and industrial uses.