During construction, TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project will provide contracting and employment opportunities to qualified local and aboriginal businesses and individuals along our proposed route.
TransCanada has three roles in the building of the Coastal GasLink pipeline:
- We will plan, design and operate the pipeline,
- We hire pipeline construction prime contractors to construct our pipeline,
- We oversee the prime contractors and the construction process to ensure safety standards and pipe specifications are met.
Most B.C. business opportunities will be provided through prime or sub-contractors. Our prime contractors are highly-qualified firms with experience in large diameter pipeline construction. Each prime contractor will employ and manage one or more sub-contractors to carry out specific parts of their construction contract.
Prime contractors are required to provide local and Aboriginal participation plans as part of their bid submissions. They are also required to accept and consider vendor information provided by TransCanada, and to provide regular reporting on local and Aboriginal participation.
Throughout our consultation process we have been gathering information on local B.C. and Aboriginal businesses at community meetings, community information sessions, EAO Open Houses, Chamber of Commerce functions, and through attendance at and sponsorship of business conferences and forums. We will also access information from databases operated by the Northern Development Initiative Trust and the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business.
TransCanada is organizing this information geographically and by discipline, and will share this information with our prime contractors. Businesses interested in working with Coastal GasLink can submit their information via our online Vendor Registration form.
As work plans are finalized and prime contractors are hired, TransCanada will share their contact information with local businesses, individuals and communities, and will post it to Coastal GasLink’s website. Updates will also be published in our quarterly newsletter. To ensure you are receiving our updates, please register to receive our newsletter.
We expect to begin providing information about our prime contractors in 2015, after all regulatory approvals are in place.
Examples of Opportunities for B.C. Businesses
- Work camp set-up
- Upgrade and/or build access roads and bridges
- Clear the pipeline corridor, facility sites and temporary yards
- Support functions for pre-construction crews
- Hauling, trucking, Hotshot delivery and crew transportation
- Access road construction, maintenance, snow clearing
- Dust suppression (water)
- Facilities site preparation
- Gravel supply, fuel supply
- Concrete, rebar, fencing, hardware, lumber
- Equipment rentals, equipment and vehicle maintenance
- Hydrovac (locate cables, pipelines)
- Fire protection
- Environmental monitoring
- Administrative and clerical
Operations Phase (2018+):
- Facilities yard maintenance
- Right of Way maintenance (signs, posts, spraying, brushing)
- Road maintenance
- Equipment maintenance
- Water hauling and sewage removal
- Transportation and delivery services
- Weed control, Rodent and pest control