Floatel for Woodfibre LNG looks at an uncertain future

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Woodfibre LNG remains committed to progressing with its floating accommodation plan for workers at Howe Sound, despite facing challenges with the District of Squamish’s permit decision. The company showcased the floatel, MV Isabelle X, during a media tour, highlighting its readiness and the amenities provided to ensure worker comfort and safety. Vancouver-based Bridgeman’s Services Group did the $100-million makeover to bring the vessel up to standards for its anticipated residents. In its new role as a “floatel,” the vessel is completely self-sufficient, including sewage collection and shore power instead of diesel to run state-of-the-art industrial heat pumps and ship systems. The floatel, approved by provincial and Squamish Nation authorities, currently stands unused, with workers being transported from a land-based camp near Port Mellon.

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