From The Desk of Mike Britton LNG Plant Project Manager
As the project manager responsible for developing the LNG plant for the Alaska LNG Project, I am particularly proud of the tremendous efforts made by our team in Nikiski and Cook Inlet this summer. We had a crew of over 100 people in the field who conducted over 70,000 hours of work safely and without incident.
It was a very busy summer as our Alaska LNG field teams worked diligently to collect data that will help us design the proposed Alaska LNG Project facilities in Nikiski, file the regulatory reports to move this project forward, and further determine what potential socio-economic and environmental impacts to work through as we progress.
Data collected will contribute to the design of the proposed onshore LNG plant, the of shore marine terminal and the location and design of the Cook Inlet pipeline crossing.
I would like to thank the residents of North Kenai and communities of Nikiski, Soldotna, and Kenai for hosting our crews this summer and for working collaboratively with us as we worked in backyards, on beach fronts and along local roads. I recognize our activities were occasionally disruptive, and we very much appreciate everyone’s continued dialogue and support to reduce potential impacts.
A special thanks goes out to Dan Carstens from Nikiski Middle/High School and Margaret Gilman from Nikiski North Start Elementary for helping plan heavy equipment movements to reduce impacts to school traffic.
I would also like to thank community members for their continued interest and input into our Kenai Spur Highway relocation study efforts. There is no question that potentially moving part of this highway could be a significant lift and we look forward to continuing the conversation with residents and businesses in the North Kenai area over the coming year as we work through the planning phase for this effort.
We have a lot of work yet ahead of us to further refine the design and footprint for the LNG plant and marine terminal facilities, but we have made huge strides in our efforts thanks in large part to your input. Please keep it coming by contacting us at 1-855-550-5445 or visiting us at ak-lng.com.