Ksi Lisims LNG selects Siemens Energy to support design of low-carbon electrical driven compression system

Press Release
July 11, 2023

The Ksi Lisims LNG project has awarded Siemens Energy a contract to assist with the design of the project’s liquefaction compression and associated electrical systems. Siemens Energy is widely recognized as one of the world leaders in the design and supply of compression and electrical equipment and systems.,

Designed to connect with B.C.’s renewable hydroelectric power supply, Ksi Lisims LNG’s emissions will be over 90 per cent lower than a conventional LNG facility powered with gas turbines, resulting in one of the lowest carbon intensities of any other LNG export terminal in the world. The project and Siemens Energy are undertaking early, proactive, and collaborative work to advance best-in-class operational performance for the facility.

“Siemens Energy brings extensive expertise in electromechanical engineering and design for LNG projects,” said Davis Thames, president of Western LNG, one of the project proponents. “The Ksi Lisims LNG project is attracting world-leading partners who want to help design and build the next generation of net-zero, responsible, reliable LNG.”

“Ksi Lisims LNG's decision to partner with Siemens Energy is a testament to their confidence in our expertise in delivering cutting-edge solutions in the energy sector and underscores our commitment to sustainability,” said Richard Voorberg, President for Siemens Energy North America. “We are very excited to be a part of advancing the lowest carbon intensive LNG facility in the world.”

Siemens Energy will provide advisory services for the full end-to-end design, including process optimization with a focus on compressor performance, motor and drive design, controls architecture, and the complete electrical low voltage (LV), medium voltage (MV), and high voltage (HV) systems associated with the compressors. The company will also offer various other consulting services, including the connection of the electromechanical systems to the external grid.

The project is designed to be the largest net-zero LNG export facility in the world. Once operational, Ksi Lisims LNG will produce 12 million tonnes of LNG per year. It is expected to create thousands of jobs, provide substantial financial benefits to the Nisga’a Nation, and to Indigenous nations across B.C.’s northwest.

Ksi Lisims LNG will be one of the most significant Indigenous-supported industrial developments in Canadian history. The project is an example of economic reconciliation in action: co-developed with the Nisga’a Nation and hosted on land owned by the Nisga’a Lisims Government.

About the Project Proponents  

The Nisga’a Nation is a self-governing, modern treaty Nation with significant, defined control of and rights over their lands. They are a founding member of the First Nations Climate Initiative. https://www.nisgaanation.ca  

Rockies LNG Partners is a partnership of Canadian natural gas producers formed to advance LNG market access opportunities on the west coast of British Columbia. Rockies LNG’s partners are committed to responsible development of Canadian natural gas resources. http://www.rockieslng.com  

Western LNG is based in Houston and Vancouver. The company is an experienced developer and operator of LNG and related energy infrastructure facilities. https://www.westernlng.com  

For more information, visit: www.ksilisimslng.com or email: info@ksilisimslng.com

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