Cryopeak LNG Solutions, a small-scale liquefied natural gas supplier, said it completed the largest ever North American delivery of LNG by truck and trailer to a mine in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
Cryopeak is an LNG distributor in Canada and the US and provides fuel for power generation, industrial heat, and pipeline supply.
The shipment of LNG to the Silvertip Mine, owned by Coeur Silvertip Holdings, totalled about 18,000 gallons and was carried in Cryopeak’s “Super B-Train” truck.
Mining companies in BC and elsewhere in Canada are turning to LNG as a source of gas-fired power to replace diesel fuel.
The province of British Columbia has lagged in developing high volume LNG export plants but is a North American leader in truck-supplied LNG to remote areas and in LNG-powered-ferry services around Vancouver.
The Silvertip mine is located in BC, just below the Yukon border. Yukon is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three territories and was the base for the 19th-century Klondike gold rush.
Cryopeak said its Super B-Train is designed to have up to 70 percent greater load capacity than standard trailers operating in Canada, improving LNG’s competitiveness as a fuel source for remote mining location and communities.
Calum McClure, Chief Executive of Cryopeak, said lowering LNG costs through maximising transportation payload is an important initiative for Cryopeak and its customers.
“We are excited that this technology is now proven and going forward we will seek to extend the operation of this new trailer across Canada,“ added CEO McClure.
Cryopeak is the leading truck distributor of LNG to remote areas in Canada and currently has a fleet of 16 tankers operating, as well as equipment and technologies for storage, regasification and fuel dispensing.
The company uses its ISO 9001 certified tank and has emergency response plans approved by Transport Canada.
Cryopeak was founded in 2012 and is a portfolio company of BP Energy Partners.