Terasen Gas got final approval from the BC Utilities Commission to begin construction of the Mt. Hayes Natural Gas storage facility, which will be located approximately 6 KM Northwest of Ladysmith.
The facility will create substantial mid-Island economic and employment benefits, including:
- local construction expenditures – $50 million
- local, direct employment – approximately 120 person years
- nine full-time operations jobs at the facility
- opportunities for involvement of Chemainus First Nation people and businesses in the project
The company has been developing this project since 2004. In November 2007, Terasen Gas received conditional approval from the BCUC, of which the requirements have been met. Construction will begin this month with the facility coming into service by late 2011.
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