The Quoddy Tides

Eastport, Maine

2006 February 10

Calais LNG discusses plans for terminal

by Marie Jones Holmes

Representatives of Calais LNG, a company that proposes to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to be located in Red Beach, within the city limits of Calais, made a presentation at a joint workshop held by the Calais City Council and the Calais Planning Board on February 2.

Geoff Thomas, a spokesman for Cianbro, a Pittsfield-based construction firm, spoke about plans for the terminal to be built on the U.S. side of the St. Croix River between Devil's Head and St. Croix Island. Thomas said Calais LNG plans to construct a 1,700-foot pier that would extend out to reach a 45-foot depth of water to accommodate LNG vessels.

Cianbro, in partnership with the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township, will construct the proposed facility. Other partners in the LNG project include Rep. Ian Emery of Cutler and Passamaquoddy Rep. Fred Moore III. Also present at the workshop meeting were Tim Walton, director of exterior affairs at Cianbro, and Elizabeth Neptune of Indian Township.

Calais City Manager Linda Pagels says no action was taken at the workshop. "We just listened."

The project was scheduled to be discussed at the February 9 meeting of the Calais City Council.


© 2006 The Quoddy Tides
Eastport, Maine
Article republished on Save Passamaquoddy Bay website with permission.