DELTA, B.C. -The ignition of a refrigerant line at the Tilbury liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant expansion in Delta, B.C. has resulted in injury for one worker, according to a FortisBC release.
The incident occurred at 10:25 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, and the ignition was extinguished shortly after the incident began. According to the release, fire detection and suppression equipment were activated and functioned properly and FortisBC responded to the incident along with local fire and police departments.
The onsite contract worker was treated for injuries and released.
Existing operations at the plant were not affected by the incident. FortisBC stated it will investigate the incident in partnership with the contractor.
The Tilbury LNG plant has operated in the area since 1971 and work on the $400-million expansion project began in 2014. A new storage tank and additional liquefaction equipment will take the plant from the ability to liquefy 5,000 gigajoules (GJ) of gas per day to an additional 34,000 GJ of natural gas per day. Storage capacity will expand from 600,000 GJ to an additional 1.1 million GJ of storage capacity.