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Feb 14 2020

February construction update

Posted by Coastal GasLink

Our February Construction Update is now available. At a glance, 46% of the route is cleared and over 1,200 women and men are working on the project today. Stay informed and sign up to receive our monthly construction updates right to your inbox. 

Construction of a natural gas pipeline project involves more than stringing together pieces of pipe. A lot of additional infrastructure is needed, from laydown and storage areas for equipment and construction staging, to the lodges needed to house the approximately 2,500 women and men who will build the project. Many of these workforce sites – or lodges – are built and housing workers today, others are under construction for a later stage of project construction. But all of them are being constructed and operated in partnership with Indigenous communities along the 670-kilometre project route.

A great example is Little Rock Lake Lodge, which opened in late 2019. You can learn about this unique workforce accommodation site and history through a video that was recently launched following the ceremonial opening of the Lodge together with the Nadleh Whut’en and Stellat’en First Nations. The Lodge is open today and will eventually house up to 700 women and men working on Coastal GasLink at peak construction. We also require areas to store and stage our equipment and the materials needed to assemble the natural gas pipeline. Currently, pipe segments are arriving across the project route and being stored at designated storage sites until they are needed when pipe assembly commences later this year.

All of these activities are generating jobs for many Indigenous and local workers from communities along the project route. Currently, more than 1,200 women and men are working — this number will continue to increase as clearing activities continue and mainline construction commences.