TransCanada Corporation has conditionally awarded Surerus Murphy Joint Venture, SA Energy Group, Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc. (a Canadian company of the Bonatti group) contracts to construct the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, pending a positive Final Investment Decision by the Joint Venture Participants of LNG Canada for their proposed natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, B.C.
The selected contractors, with local offices based in the Fort St. John, Vancouver and Calgary areas as well as internationally, have extensive experience constructing pipeline and major infrastructure projects in B.C. and around the world. The contractors were chosen based on TransCanada’s core principles of safety, environmental stewardship and stakeholder engagement along with their financial strength, technical design expertise, and contract competitiveness. Cumulatively, the value of the four contracts will total approximately $2.8 billion (Cdn).
“The selection of our construction team is an important milestone for the Coastal GasLink project,” said Rick Gateman, president of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project. “The project will create significant employment opportunities for Indigenous communities in northern B.C. as well as local skilled labourers and businesses. Our pipeline, connecting prolific Northeast B.C. gas to high value, international end-use markets via the LNG Canada liquefaction facility in Kitimat, will allow British Columbians and Canadians alike the opportunity to more effectively benefit from the responsible development of our valuable natural gas resources.”
The contractors will be directly responsible for hiring a projected 2500 workers over the four-year construction period, with special emphasis placed on hiring locally first, giving priority to qualified local and Indigenous businesses in northern B.C.
To date, Coastal GasLink has spent approximately $60 million locally in northern B.C., including over $3 million on community investment initiatives, education and skills training initiatives.