Canadian-based Bridgemans Services Group has been contracted to provide onsite workforce accommodation for Woodfibre LNG’s export project near Squamish, BC, beginning spring 2024.
Woodfibre said it chose Bridgemans for its commitment to sustainability and its ability to deliver turnkey, safe and secure live/work offshore accommodation for more than 600 workers at the site.
“From the start, it’s been a priority to make sure the construction of the Woodfibre LNG facility has as little impact on Squamish as possible and Bridgeman’s expertise in floating accommodation helps make that possible,” said Christine Kennedy, Woodfibre LNG President.
“We look forward to working with Bridgemans to offer the non-local project workforce the most comfortable and sustainable option in workforce accommodation available today.”
Bridgemans has chartered Tallink’s ropax ‘Isabelle’ for the Woodfibre LNG project site, to enable workers to easily move between the vessel and their workplace.
‘Isabelle’ underwent an extensive refit of her environmental systems and living, dining, recreation, and mixing areas in Europe and is in the final stages of preparation before being deployed to site in the spring of next year.
The floatel will offer 652 newly renovated single cabins with private ensuites, a high-end dining room, lounges, meeting rooms, fast Wi-Fi, offices, medical care, an 8,000 sq ft fitness facility, billiards and games room, and dedicated accommodation for crew members.
She will also be fitted with several advanced environmental systems, including an ultraviolet water purification system, the ability to run on shore hydro power, industrial sized heat pumps, and sewage treatment that includes ultra-filtration, a low intensity UV unit, and shipping to a waste management facility in BC.
In addition, Bridgemans is fitting ‘Isabelle’ with equipment to eliminate waste and will recycle as much as possible.
“Bridgemans is honoured to work with Woodfibre LNG and provide its workforce with a premium live/work experience and dining, relaxation and recreation opportunities that are second to none on Canadian waters,” added Brian Grange, Bridgemans’ President.
Bridgemans is also providing support and workforce transfers for the ropax through its Marine Services division.