Canadian Government Approves Tilbury Marine Jetty Project

30 Tilbury Marine Jetty receives approval from the Government of Canada

SURREY, BC, July 4, 2024 – FortisBC Holdings Inc (FortisBC) is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has given its approval to the Tilbury Marine Jetty (TMJ) project, which is owned by Tilbury Jetty Limited Partnership. 

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The TMJ project entails the construction of a jetty, or dock, on the south arm of the Fraser River. This facility will provide LNG bunkering vessels with refueling services in the Vancouver region. Strategically located next to FortisBC’s existing Tilbury LNG facility, the jetty will make use of the facility’s production of LNG, which has a lower carbon intensity compared to the global average due to its use of hydroelectric power. 

LNG reduces local air pollutants, which is especially important for ports and populated coastal areas. With around 3,100 ships visiting the Port of Vancouver each year, a shift from conventional marine fuel to LNG marine fuel could eliminate 90 per cent of the particulate matter associated with marine shipping from the local airshed, according to a

In 2022, FortisBC and Musqueam Indian Band (xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm) signed an agreement that will involve both parties working closely together as the Tilbury projects are developed. A shared goal of the agreement is to develop a world-class LNG facility that provides mutual benefits for Musqueam and the region.

The TMJ is expected to contribute to the creation of economic and employment opportunities for Delta, neighboring communities, and Indigenous communities.

We will continue to work closely with Indigenous groups and local communities on environmental mitigation, as well as explore opportunities for training, employment, and contracting.

TMJ will now move forward with securing the necessary remaining approvals and permits and will strive towards making a final investment decision for the project. 


Roger Dall‘Antonia, President and CEO of FortisBC – “We are thrilled to announce that the Government of Canada has approved the Tilbury Marine Jetty (TMJ) project. This significant milestone allows the project to move forward in its objective of reducing emissions in the marine industry and provide benefits to our local economy, including through our agreement with Musqueam.”

FortisBC Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leading company in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. FortisBC Holdings Inc. is also the direct parent company of FortisBC Energy Inc., a regulated utility operating in British Columbia.

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