Facility at Fort Nelson for Casino & Selwyn Projects
Ferus Natural Gas Fuels said today that it’s signed an MoU with Casino Mining Corp and Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd to supply liquefied natural gas for proposed mine projects in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Casino wants to establish a porphyry mine for gold, copper and molybdenum with Western Copper and Gold in the Yukon Territory. Selwyn Chihong is proposing an open pit zinc-lead mine on the border of the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
Ferus proposes to build and operate a two-phase LNG plant near Fort Nelson, B.C. The location “was strategically chosen to minimize the cost of transporting the LNG to the mines,” Ferus says, “contributing to supply reliability and strong project economics.
Two Phases: 300,000 LNG Gallons Each
“Each phase, anticipated to be commissioned in 2020 and 2022 respectively, will produce 300,000 U.S. gallons per day of LNG (equivalent in energy to approximately 175,000 gallons per day of diesel) and will supply the power generation plant and mining operations for the two projects,” states a a release
“The use of LNG instead of diesel in our operations will significantly reduce the cost of power generation and will eliminate 140,000 tonnes per year of carbon dioxide emissions over the current 22-year mine life,” Western Copper and Gold president and CEO Paul West-Sells says in today’s joint announcement.
Other Operators Could Take Advantage Too
“In signing this MOU and adopting LNG as part of the energy portfolio for their projects, Casino and Selwyn Chihong are demonstrating progressive thinking and remarkable leadership,” said Ferus president and CEO Dick Brown.
“Not only does this fuel choice make their projects cleaner and more competitive, demonstrating their commitment to building modern, environmentally responsible mines,” he said, “it may also benefit neighboring mines, industries and communities currently powered by diesel by making the LNG more broadly available.”
“We have chosen to work with Ferus NGF because of their get-it-done approach and proven expertise in the construction and operation of LNG facilities, including the first Canadian merchant LNG plant in Elmworth, Alberta (HHPi, November 6, 2014), and the LNG plant under construction in Jacksonville, Florida by its U.S.-based related company Eagle LNG Partners,” said Selwyn Chihong CEO and director Richard Li.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
Source: Ferus Natural Gas Fuels with HHP Insight follow-up