FortisBC says its liquefied natural gas expansion in Delta is providing significant economic and employment benefits across Metro Vancouver.
According to data released by the utility, B.C.-based companies and skilled workers are reaping the benefits from the expansion of its Tilbury LNG facility.
To date, Fortis says its project has generated more than 65,000 hours of employment and provided apprenticeship and First Nations training.
The company also says there has been more than $50 million in local spending, and employment benefits across the region.
Back in June, the National Energy Board green lit the project, licensing Wespac Midstream to ship about 5-billion meters of LNG from the facility per year.
The project has divided local mayors, with Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie expressing safety concerns, while Delta Mayor Lois Jackson says the city has no problem with it.