North Pacific Green Energy Export Corridor Accelerates Transition

Prince Rupert, BC (May 3, 2023) – Multiple recent project announcements are further accelerating the global energy transition as Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd. (Trigon) awards a $71-million contract to PPM Civil Constructors, ULC (PPMCC) for the marine construction of its Berth 2 Beyond Carbon (B2BC) project. When operational in 2027, B2BC will be Canada’s first purpose-built infrastructure handling low-carbon energy exports, such as ammonia and hydrogen for fuel use. B2BC is supported by a $75 million federal grant through the National Trade Corridors Fund. “The world is transitioning and so are we,” said Trigon CEO Rob Booker. “Canada is exceptionally well-positioned to supply the Asia-Pacific with emerging fuels such as ammonia, and we are putting the necessary pieces in place to transform our terminal, and Prince Rupert, into a low-carbon energy export hub.” “PPMCC is honoured to carry out this project in the communities of the Tsimshian Territory. Delivering projects of this magnitude, while maintaining a focus on safety, the community, and the environment – these are absolute priorities of ours,” said Neil Williams, President of PPMCC. “This project will also provide economic benefits to this region, including excellent employment opportunities for the foreseeable future.” Trigon also commends the partners behind the newly announced Council for Utilizing Namikata Terminal as a Hub for Introduction of Fuel Ammonia, in Western Japan; as well as the recent announcements by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power and Atco that they will start a full-scale feasibility study to further develop the clean fuels supply chain – known as the North Pacific Green Export Corridor – across Western Canada. The North Pacific Green Corridor extends from the Alberta Heartland Region and British Columbia through Prince Rupert to connect to key Asia Pacific markets. “With the federal government’s recent budget supporting the development of new low-carbon projects, these announcements are yet more important milestones along the path to advance Canadian and global efforts to achieve a net zero future,” said Booker. While ammonia is already produced and transported around the world in large volumes, largely for agricultural use, its potential as a clean-burning energy source is becoming increasingly clear. Ammonia contains no carbon and is an efficient means of transporting the hydrogen that can be extracted from it. Co-firing of ammonia in existing power generating stations is an important part of national decarbonization strategies in Japan and South Korea. “We’re very encouraged by the collaborative approach that’s being taken in Canada and Japan, and by the commitment to moving quickly – it’s good news for all of us who want Canada to become a leader in tomorrow’s net-zero energy economy,” added Booker. Trigon Pacific Terminals Limited is a multi-commodity bulk and liquefied gas export terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert. With a skilled workforce and proven operational excellence, it is a key link between Western Canadian commodity producers and their Asia-Pacific customers. Privately owned – with equity positions held by the Coast Tsimshian First Nations of Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla – Trigon is committed to transformational growth strategies aligned with global energy and climate-related imperatives.
Seen above are Lindsay Langill, Director of People and Strategy (PPMCC); Rob Booker, Chief Executive Officer (Trigon); Neil Williams, President (PPMCC); and Simon Munneke, Project Manager (PPMCC).
For more information, or to arrange an interview with Trigon, please contact: Kevin Hanson – 778-834-3050 / Nicola Lambrechts – 604-970-9113 /
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