TransCanada to Construct Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

The October 2nd Final Investment Decision (“FID”) announcement signifies an important step forward for the Coastal GasLink project, and for the province of B.C. and the country. We’d like to congratulate LNG Canada on receiving a Final Investment Decision from its Joint-Venture Partners for its Kitimat-based LNG facility. Further to this, TransCanada announced on the same day that it will proceed with construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project.

We want to thank those B.C. communities and Indigenous groups who have supported our project over the past six years. We look forward to working with each community in building a safe pipeline project, providing jobs and economic benefits locally, and to continuing to be a supportive community member for decades to come.

The magnitude of work undertaken on this project demonstrates the dedication of our teams, our partners, B.C. communities and Indigenous groups in working together toward a single goal of realizing an LNG industry in B.C. that will help maximize the value of our important natural gas resources in a sustainable and responsible way. The Coastal GasLink team has completed important project work through extensive environmental field studies, regulatory approvals, and consultation and engagement programs with local communities and Indigenous groups.

Key highlights include:

  • Obtaining all necessary regulatory permits for the project;
  • Awarding $620 million in Indigenous contracting along the route;
  • Signing 20 project and community agreements with Indigenous bands; and
  • Completing all necessary field work to begin construction, with more than one-third of that work conducted specifically by Indigenous people.

TransCanada is solely responsible for building and operating this pipeline project through its Coastal GasLink Ltd subsidiary and, with the positive FID from LNG Canada, is now ready to begin construction. The Coastal GasLink Pipeline project will provide 2,000-2,500 jobs during construction and is expected to create an additional $400 million in subcontracting opportunities to local and Indigenous businesses in Northern BC. Once in operation, the project will contribute approximately $20 million a year in property tax benefits to B.C. communities, creating additional funds to address community plans and infrastructure needs both locally and provincially.

The News Release with the October 2nd announcement can be found here:

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) temporary land use site (Cheam Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge Stockpile Site, Construction Office and Yard ) located west of Hope, BC. 

Subject to receiving necessary land rights, regulatory approvals and permits, Trans Mountain will be moving forward with this site and anticipates beginning work on-site no earlier than September 2018  through December 2020.

Click HERE for details.

LNG Canada

Health and Medical Service Management Plans - 2018 updates

Site C Project

Start of construction works at Highway 29 realignment Cache Creek west

Construction activities in the western portion of the Highway 29 Cache Creek realignment section (i.e., ‘Cache Creek west’) are planned to start the week of October 9, 2018 with contractor mobilization  beforehand.

Activities planned for this fall include vegetation clearing, grubbing and stripping along the highway alignment and borrow area, culvert installation, and aggregate production in preparation for 2019 construction.  These activities will take place within the approximate work area boundary shown in the map (click on link below).