Trans Mountain Files Six Month Summary Construction Schedule (VIDEO)

Burnaby/Fraser Valley – Very quietly on Tuesday, Kinder Morgan posted to their website, the Six Month Summary Construction Schedule from July 2018 to January 2019.

The schedule includes Central Alberta and the North Thompson in BC.

This is the schedule for the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley:

Lower Mainland, BC

  • Lower Mainland includes Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby Terminal, Burnaby Mountain tunnel and Sumas Terminal in Abbotsford.
  • Kiewit-Ledcor Trans Mountain Partnership (KLTP) is the contractor for Lower Mainland.
  • Construction at the Westridge Marine Terminal began in September 2017 and has continued over the past nine months.
  • Additional construction activities are scheduled to begin in July 2018 and will include:
    • Developing the Westridge Marine Terminal tunnel portal
    • Relocating existing infrastructure to accommodate the expansion at Burnaby Terminal

Line-wide – Temporary Infrastructure

  • Work is underway and will continue in 2018 along the entire pipeline route to develop temporary infrastructure sites such as stockpile sites, construction yards and camps. This work includes:
    • Laying down gravel, installing safety fencing
    • Installing temporary buildings for construction offices or worker accommodation
  • Temporary sites include pipe stockpile sites in BC and Alberta, construction yards and camp locations in Valemount, Blue River, Clearwater, Merritt and Hope, BC.

From their website:

Trans Mountain has filed a six month outlook summary schedule for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project with the National Energy Board (NEB) outlining construction activities planned for 2018.

A copy of the NEB filing can be found here.

Work will begin in Alberta in August and the North Thompson region of BC in late September. Additional construction is planned in the Lower Mainland of BC and the work at Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, that has been underway since September 2017, will continue. 

The filed schedule shows the next six months of planned construction activities and there is no update to the projected in-service date for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

Permits and Approvals  

The schedule is subject to fulfilling applicable necessary pre-construction Conditions and receipt of necessary local permits and permissions from various levels of governments and authorities. As we move forward with the Expansion Project, we will continue our ongoing process of seeking and obtaining necessary permits with federal, provincial and municipal permitting authorities.

The Trans Mountain Expansion Project has undergone an unprecedented level of scrutiny and review and has received approval from the Government of Canada, and is subject to 157 Conditions from the National Energy Board and 37 Conditions attached to the Environmental Certificate received from the Province of British Columbia.

In case you missed it, Ian Anderson, the President, Kinder Morgan Canada Limited issued a Canada Day video message:

Ian Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada Limited –

“We’re excited to be moving forward in Alberta and the North Thompson, bringing and delivering on our commitments to local, regional and Aboriginal jobs and benefits.”

“We have undertaken thorough, extensive and meaningful consultations with Indigenous Peoples, communities and individuals and remain dedicated to those efforts and relationships as we move forward with construction activities.”

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