In the wake of September 27’s “Climate Action Day,” we feel it relevant to reiterate the vision behind the Énergie Saguenay Project: to fight global climate change and air pollution in a concrete way using the know-how and technological resources of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region and the province of Quebec.
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Transparent and upstream consultation mechanisms
GNL Quebec aims to become a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry leader in terms of health, safety, and social and environmental acceptance, based on a sustainable development principle.
Hence, a consultation process is designed to involve local communities as early as possible in the planning stages of the Énergie Saguenay Project. This approach relies on a number of undertakings, such as the engagement of advisory committees, a community relations office, a Twiter account and a Facebook page focused on exchanges with communities.
Validation of the project’s technical and commercial feasibility with prominent industry experts
Conducting baseline studies for environmental assessment
Obtaining a LNG Export licence from the National Energy Board
Setting up a follow-up committee and signing a collaboration agreement with the Innu First Nations of Mashteuiatsh, Essipit and Pessamit
Opening of the headquarter in Saguenay that also serves the purpose of community relations office
Establishment of an Advisory Committee on the Natural Gas Liquefaction Facility
Establishment of an expanded committee on marine transportation
Grant mandate for the environmental and social impact assessment
Led by an experienced professional team, the project is supported by major investors with international experience in LNG development projects. And it has hired leading international and local engineering, environmental, legal, technical, and community relations professionals to support this critical effort. Find out more in the GNL Québec section.