David Keane, head of the BC LNG Alliance, has been appointed president of Woodfibre LNG.

Woodfibre LNG, which is a liquefied natural gas plant being developed in Squamish by Indonesia’s Pacific Oil & Gas Ltd., briefly had a president in 2015, but has not had one since. Keane will be the company’s first permanent president. Currently, the Canadian project’s most senior executive in Canada is Byng Giraud, the project’s company manager and vice president of corporate affairs.

The Woodfibre LNG is based in Squamish. The capital cost of the project is estimated at $1.4 billion to $1.8 billion, and would employ 650 workers at peak construction.

Work has begun on the removal of pilings and other infrastructure of an old pulp mill in Howe Sound where the new LNG plant will be built.

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