Trans Mountain names construction contractors for pipeline expansion
Kinder Morgan Canada has named the six contractors who will construct the CA$7.4 billion (US$5.7 billion) expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion will increase the capacity of the original 1,150 km Trans Mountain Pipeline – which runs between Strathona County, Alberta, and Burnaby, British Columbia – from 300,000 bbl/d to 890,000 bbl/d.
Kinder Morgan announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) or selected six contractors with experience delivering pipeline and major infrastructure projects in British Columbia and Alberta, Candada in anticipation of planned construction activities in September 2017.
The following is a list of contractors that have been selected or signed a MoU, in anticipation of executing final definitive agreements with each contractor:
- Spreads 1 and 2: Edmonton/Yellowhead – Midwest Pipelines Inc.
- Spreads 3 and 4: North Thompson – Ledcor–Sicim Limited Partnership
- Spread 5A: British Columbia Interior – Surerus-Murphy Joint Venture (JV)
- Spread 5B: Coquihalla–Hope – Macro–Spiecapag JV
- Spread 6: Fraser Valley – Somerville-Aecon Energy Group
- Lower Mainland – Kiewit–Ledcor TMEP Partnership
The scope of the Lower Mainland section includes Spread 7, Burnaby Mountain tunnel and three terminals: Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby Terminal and Sumas Terminal.
The selected contractors will directly hire the individuals and sub-contractors needed for each contract and scope of work, including union, non-union and Aboriginal workers, in accordance with the project’s commitment to maximise employment opportunities for Aboriginal, local and regional communities.
The pipeline construction and associated terminal expansions are expected to take approximately 28 months to complete, with the work distributed among several spreads, or sections, along the route between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia.
In July, the project announced that more than 75 per cent of the 800 km of high-grade steel pipe required for the expansion will be manufactured at Evraz North America’s Regina facility in Saskatchewan, Canada.
For more information visit the Trans Mountain website.
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