LNG Canada appoints interim CEO after Zebedee steps down

Shell-led LNG Canada joint venture has appointed Steve Corbin as its interim chief executive after current CEO Peter Zebedee decided to step down from the position.

Corbin, LNG Canada’s executive project director, will serve as interim CEO until the JV finds Zebedee’s successor, LNG Canada said on Tuesday.

Canadian energy firm Suncor Energy said in a separate statement it has appointed Zebedee as the executive vice president of mining and upgrading.

The LNG Canada project in Kitimat includes the construction of two liquefaction trains with a capacity of 14 mtpa.

Besides operator Shell, other partners in LNG Canada are Malaysia’s Petronas, PetroChina, Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation, and South Korea’s Kogas.

LNG Canada appointed Zebede as CEO in June 2019. He previously served in various senior capacities with Shell in Alberta, Canada.

Under his leadership, LNG Canada and its main contractor JGC Fluor completed engineering work and reached major construction milestones.

Also, the LNG Canada project is now approaching the 60 percent completion mark and remains on track to deliver its first cargo by the middle of this decade, according to LNG Canada.

“On behalf of Shell, I thank Peter for his efforts to get the facility’s major construction efforts underway and well past the halfway mark,” Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said in the statement.

“Peter helped create a culture of excellence, respect and commitment to safety that will endure through the remaining period of construction and 40 years of safe, clean, and reliable LNG production and export,” he said.

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