WHEN WILL THE JORDAN COVE LNG PROJECT BEGIN CONSTRUCTION?
A: Jordan Cove is ready to start construction as soon as the permitting process is completed. We’ve come a long way and it’s almost done.
WHAT ARE BENEFITS?
A: The Jordan Cove LNG project will create hundreds of permanent, real jobs for local workers from skilled trades to administrative and professional jobs. The project will provide a boost for our local economy, and an opportunity for our children to stay in the area and build a life.
HOW MANY JOBS WILL THIS CREATE?
A: The construction employment should average more than 900 workers with peak construction employing about 2,100 workers.
The Jordan Cove LNG project itself will create approximately 175 direct jobs, 50 indirect jobs (Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, tugboat crews, and emergency planners) and we anticipate creating more than 500 indirect and induced jobs. Altogether, more than 700 permanent well-paying jobs will be created in Southern Oregon.
HOW CAN WE BE SURE THE JOBS WILL GO TO LOCALS?
A: During construction of the facility and pipeline preference will be given to local skilled workers, ensuring that these well paying construction jobs benefit Southern Oregon.
Jordan Cove will also partner with Southwest Oregon Community College (SOCC) to create an LNG Fire Training Center – a first on the West Coast. There is only one other program like it, in Texas. SOCC will provide specialized training, helping local residents gain the skills necessary to enter this new industry. Expanded use of LNG as a maritime and surface transportation fuel will increase the need for special LNG training. SOCC and Coos Bay will be poised to be the West Coast center for this specialized training.
WHAT IS THE JORDAN COVE ENERGY PROJECT?
A: Jordan Cove LNG project is a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and storage facility to be located within the Port of Coos Bay.
The proposed facility includes:
- Marine facilities
- Two full-containment LNG storage tanks with a total storage capacity of 320,000 m3
- Four 1.5 mtpa liquefaction trains
- Gas treating facilities
What is LNG, how is it processed, and how can it benefit our economy and environment?
A: Liquid Natural Gas, or LNG, is an alternative energy source to coal. It can be processed and shipped worldwide. Learn more about LNG, and the benefits it can bring here in Oregon and around the world in this informative video.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT?
HOW ARE YOU ENSURING THE PROJECT WILL BE SAFE?
A: Veresen, Inc. has a long-standing track record of safety. The LNG fleet has one of the most exemplary safety records in the maritime industry.
The Jordan Cove LNG project is required to take certain precautions that will make the vessel coming into Coos Bay as safe as possible:
- The Coast Guard will establish escort requirements and regulated navigation area and exclusion zones for the transit of an LNG vessel from open waters to its berth and back out again.
- The vessels must comply with all related elements of the new Maritime Security Act, including a plan for preventing and responding to attempted acts of terrorism.
- Every vessel transit into or out of Coos Bay will be piloted by a licensed and certified pilot with special credentials to pilot vessels in the Port of Coos Bay.
- The terminal will be surrounded by a double fence and have 24-hour video surveillance. When a vessel is in port, it will be guarded 24 hours a day.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Even just emailing your friends and family to tell them why they should support the project will help. Learn more about that here.