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News » Canada » Six contractors named for Trans Mountain pipeline » published 7 Sep 2017

Six contractors named for Trans Mountain pipeline

Six contractors have been named for construction of the CA$7.4bn Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Alberta and British Columbia.

Kinder Morgan Canada said thatTrans Mountain has selected or signed memorandums of understanding with six contractors in anticipation of planned construction activities starting this month.

The six are:

Midwest Pipelines Inc (Edmonton/Yellowhead sections)

Ledcor Sicim Limited Partnership (North Thompson sections)

Surerus Murphy Joint Venture (BC interior section)

Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture (Coquihalla – Hope section)

Somerville-Aecon Energy Group (Fraser Valley section)

Kiewit Ledcor TMEP Partnership (lower mainland, including the Burnaby Mountain tunnel section and three terminals)

The pipeline construction and associated terminal expansions are expected to take approximately 28 months to complete, with the work distributed among several sections, along the route between Edmonton in Alberta and Burnaby BC.

The contractors will directly hire the individuals and subcontractors needed for each contract and scope of work. As part of its negotiated commitment with the BC Government, Trans Mountain has committed to a “British Columbians first” policy for hiring and contracting work within BC, giving the first opportunity to qualified and competitive BC companies.

“Getting the construction contractors on board represents a significant milestone for Trans Mountain and demonstrates our commitment to delivering the Project in a timely, cost-effective manner,” says Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited. “We’re pleased with the caliber and experience of the contractors. Each contractor was chosen for its expertise in delivering quality work and the individual needs and complexities of each portion of the project.”

The Trans Mountain pipeline transports crude oil, semi-refined and refined products, with one product following another during a specific time period.

Overall, the Conference Board of Canada estimates the project will generate CA$46.7bn in government revenues and 802,000 person-years of employment, the equivalent of 37,000 jobs each year, over more than 20 years. 

Trans Mountain continues to proceed with project planning, permitting, engagement and design required to meet conditions. Construction activity is expected to begin this month, with the pipeline due to come into operation at the end of 2019.



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This article was published on 7 Sep 2017 (last updated on 8 Sep 2017).

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