Pipeline builder TransCanada continues to work through the 32 conditions it needs to meet to gain the full provincial go ahead for a natural gas pipeline to feed a planned liquefied natural gas plant at Kitimat, one of its vice presidents told a Kitimat-Stikine regional district session here Jan. 30.
The Coastal GasLink line, to be 48 inches in diameter to provide gas for the planned LNG Canada plant at Kitimat, was approved by the province late last year but first needs to meet conditions as specific as employee behaviour, Bruce Wells said.
“The 32 conditions hold our feet to the fire,” he said.
Clearing work along the 415-mile route from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat has not started and won’t start until the customer, LNG Canada, first receives its own environmental approval and then decides if the project will go ahead.
When it comes to employee behaviour, Wells said workers on construction camps will be subject to a one-strike rule when it comes to narcotics, meaning if they are caught with drugs, they’ll be fired.
Workers can drink but if their behaviour gets out of hand, causes fights, or involves harassment, they’re fired, he added.