Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fortis' Tilbury 'DoughBoy' Island LNG Tanker Turntable smack dab in the middle of the Fraser River Shipping Channel

WesPac Tilbury Jetty Project Tilbury Island Delta BC

Fraser River is world renowned for Salmon.

If Mount Polley Tailings Pond failure doesn't kill the Salmon run, then surely having a 2,200 Cubic Metre LNG Carrier or a 90,000 Cubic Metre LNG Carrier turning around in the middle of the Fraser River Shipping Channel, will.

WesPac Midstream LNG tanker scaled to land based Tank.  Isn't the vessel's deck suppose to be spheres, not flat decked?

LNG 2,200 Cubic metre vessel looks like a Barge:

Who are these bozos who come up with ideas like this?

Premier Christy Clark's 2013 Election Promise to Fortis was that Translink will build a bridge, tolled, to replace Deas Island Tunnel (Free) for Fortis' deeper draft LNG vessels.  Removing the tunnel will be a challenge all by itself.  Chunk by chunk, unless the intent is to cordon off each section to then reverse the order before they were sunk.  What then?  Sell the components to the lowest bidder, to then be bought back by the BC Liberal  Transportation Ministry (Todd Stone) at twice the amount and then use it further up the coast?.

These photos reminds us of Enbridge's missing 1,000 Square Kilometres of Islands in Douglas Channel (Kitimat)
836 metres from the South shore to the North

536 metres between the two shores either side of the Deas Island Tunnel

420 metres at the narrowest part, downstream

Then there's the hairpin turn at the Exit/Entrance

Suggestion to Fortis:  send the mammoths upstream Stern First, assisted with four tugs


From the BC Liberal Government shared website with WesPac:  LNG in BC

There is always that question, how safe is LNG? Here is one Study, but it doesn't really fit the bill when compared to Tilbury Island LNG plant because it's in the middle of a highly populated area.

Page 3: Harvard:
What is in fact the public risk associated with handling liquefied natural gas? The answer for any particular facility clearly depends on its design, size, location, and management. Perhaps the best way to put these issues in perspective is with an example — an analysis of the proposed La Salle Terminal, a marine terminal and LNG vaporization facility planned by the El Paso LNG Co. and its subsidiaries in Matagorda Bay, Texas. Matagorda Bay, approximately 120 miles southwest of Houston on the Texas Gulf coast, is a sparsely populated area. The proposal is to receive, process, and distribute LNG from Algeria, delivered to the terminal by a fleet of LNG carriers. There would be approximately 143 carrier arrivals per year, each carrier delivering some 125,000 cubic meters of LNG; total production would be about one billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.


Anonymous said...

You are completely ignorant on shipping in the Fraser River, ships larger than the LNG are turned all the time without incident or impact. The LNG tank has been there for 40 years without incident.
These ships will be easy to navigate in the river.

North Van's Grumps said...

Has someone got an example of a 'ship larger than the LNG...' Turning AT Tilbury

A ship of Q-Max size is 345 metres (1,132 ft) long and measures 53.8 metres (177 ft) wide and 34.7 metres (114 ft) high, with a draft of approximately 12 metres (39 ft)