Canadian Miner JDS Silver Is a Remote LNG Customer
Richmond, B.C.-based Cryopeak, which was founded in 2012 and describes itself as a customer-centric company, is gaining attention for maintaining a modest operation in liquefied natural gas supply while larger scale, export-oriented projects by far larger companies falter.
Cryopeak supplies LNG by truck to off-the-grid users, helping displace the use of more polluting diesel fuel.
The firm has its own regasification and delivery/dispensing equipment for use on customer sites, says founder and CEO Calum McClure.
“Essentially,” he says, “Cryopeak supplies a turnkey system with the integration and engineering the customer needs for their site. We have electrical, mechanical, process and control engineers who work with us to deliver the automated system.”
Chart Industries and ACT
The company has 15 people employees who handle a fleet of four tractors and operates six LNG trailers. Tanker trailers are supplied by Chart Industries and ACT/Applied Cryo Technologies, McClure told F&F.
The company is planning to offer its LNG regasification and storage equipment to other fuel suppliers, too.
Current customers include JDS Silver, which operates the Silvertip silver-lead-zinc mine in northern British Columbia, some 10 miles south of the Yukon border, and uses LNG instead of diesel to power its equipment.
LNG Training Services
Also according to a recent report in Business Vancouver, Cryopeak will step in with trucked LNG “when the natural gas supply for Trois-Rivières, Quebec, is temporarily shut off for pipeline maintenance.”
Another reported client is BC Hydro, which has a Cryopeak-supplied LNG demonstration project at Anahim Lake, in remote British Columbia north of Vancouver.
Cryopeak also provides LNG training services, with clients including BC Ferries and Seaspan Ferries (HHP Insight, October 5, 2016), both of which have begun operating LNG-powered vessels in the Vancouver-Victoria area (F&F, January 24 and February 24).
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Source: Cryopeak and Business Vancouver with Fleets & Fuels follow-up