Expression of Interest

The liquefied natural gas export industry is quickly taking shape with steady, concentrated action to ensure British Columbia competes on a global scale. British Columbia’s LNG Strategy, the LNG One year update and Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan set the stage for economic growth, jobs and strong communities.

With the LNG strategy now in motion and demand for LNG growing, the Province wishes to identify qualified proponents with the capacity and interest in developing LNG facilities, including marine terminals, on Provincial Crown land.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in partnership with Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, is establishing a list of pre-qualified proponents who are interested in acquiring Crown land for the purpose of developing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant and marine export terminal at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Please see document attachments 1-4 below.

  1. EOI Grassy Point Advertisement
  2. EOI Additional Information
  3. EOI Grassy Point Fact Sheet
  4. Reserve Amendment Map – Grassy Point
Questions Answers
  • Regarding credit ratings of applicants, do you accept credit ratings issued by domestic credit rating companies of the applicant?
  • Credit ratings issued by domestic credit ratings companies will be considered.
    • Can the applicant file the process under the name of the foreign company which is registered by domestic law of the applicant?
  • The EOI process does not establish a requirement for an applicant entity to be registered under provincial or federal law.

    All proponents are responsible for ensuring that they comply with all applicable federal and provincial laws with respect to their application and any subsequent interactions with the Province on this matter.

    The Province reserves the right to establish additional requirements as part of any subsequent processes or dispositions arising from this EOI Process.

    • When above is acceptable, the applicant will first file the process under the current name of a foreign company. Next, it would like to establish a new affiliate and register it in BC. Can the applicant transfer all the licenses and obligations imposed to the newly established company?
  • The question relates to matters outside of the scope of this EOI process.
    • Can you explain how to transfer a land usage right from first registered company to a new company
  • The question relates to matters outside of the scope of this EOI process.
    • Regarding option of Land Acquisition, is it possible to apply for the Investigative Use Permit for other sites which are not included in EOI process.
  • This EOI process is limited to the subject lands at Grassy Point. The question relates to matters outside of the scope of this EOI process.
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    • Is it possible to have multi-track process by simultaneously applying for both EOI and non-EOI land sites (Non-EOI land site defines that the site is not included in EOI process at this stage.)

     

  • This EOI process is limited to the subject lands at Grassy Point. The question relates to matters outside of the scope of this EOI process.
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    • Does the 15-page limit apply only to the “project description” component of the submission or to the total submission?
  • The 15-page limit applies only to the ‘project description’ component of the submission.  There are no page limits to the information requested in items 2,3,4 and 5 under Supplemental Information.
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    • My client would like to know if they are required (at this time) to be a BC registered company in order to submit their EOI.
  • The EOI process does not establish a requirement for an applicant entity to be registered under provincial or federal law.

    All applicants are responsible for ensuring that they comply with all applicable federal and provincial laws with respect to their application and any subsequent interactions with the Province on this matter.

    The Province reserves the right to establish additional requirements as part of any subsequent processes or dispositions arising from this EOI Process.

    • Does the Province provide application packages for the request for expressions of interest?
  • No, the Province does not provide any application package above and beyond the information found on the website www.lnginbc.ca.
    • Please provide clarity on expectations for the level of detail for the audited financials, as the full documents can be relatively large. Would providing a link to an auditor report (and possibly commenting that auditor certification is included in the files on the link), be sufficient for your requirement?

     

    • Proponents may submit an electronic link to their audited financials provided that such documents include an auditor’s certification that they are audited statements.

     

    • Is there any possibility for an extension of the REOI deadline?
    • Expressions of Interest must be received no later than 4:00 pm (PDT), March 18, 2013. The Government of BC is not obligated to review any submissions received after that time.

     

    • Will the Grassy Point REOI accommodate participants who are interested in power supply options (for gas fired electricity generation) to supply power to any potential LNG terminals, either via electric drive technology or for non-compression LNG loads in the region?

     

    • The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in partnership with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, is establishing a list of pre-qualified proponents who are interested in acquiring Crown land for the purpose of developing a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant and marine export terminal at Grassy Point near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The Province is prepared to consider expressions of interest from proponents who demonstrate to the Province’s satisfaction that they meet the eligibility criteria specified in the ‘Additional Information’ document,  posted at www.lnginbc.ca.