In 2021, we celebrated our most exciting milestone to date; reaching 50% overall completion of the project. Our busy summer and fall construction seasons saw Coastal GasLink continuously hitting milestones, including the completion of the Murray River and Sukunka River HDD trenchless water crossing as well as the Burnt River DPI and Salmon River DPI — bringing the project total to 7 of 9 trenchless crossings now completed. We also celebrated the completion of the Kitimat Meter Station with zero safety or environmental incidents. Our crews completed the access road to the top of Icy Pass — the highest elevation point on the project route. To cap off a very successful summer construction season, on July 20 we marked the safe completion of the road to the top of Cable Crane Hill, establishing this critical access for construction nine days ahead of schedule.
From supporting essential services to wildlife protection, in 2021 we provided over $1.6 million to communities through our community giving program Build Strong, in addition to employee and Prime Contractor donations. Over $225,000 was donated through our Empower employee and workforce giving program. This includes the project’s first Legacy of Giving Campaign with the United Way of Northern BC. Our community giving included supporting the purchase of a spray park for Chetwynd and District Recreational Centre and helping Nikanese Wah Tzee Stewardship Society’s caribou population recovery program. For first responders, we funded the purchase of new fire equipment for the Bear Lake and Salmon Valley Volunteer Fire Departments and the Village of Fraser Lake. We look forward to continuing to support our local communities into 2022.
Read our full December construction update here.
On December 3, we celebrated our most recent milestone — the fabrication and delivery of all the pipeline assemblies to our storage facilities. In total we shipped thirty-one 48-inch block valves along with associated assembly piping, 259 3D elbows, and 87 test heads and caps. This equated to over 100,000 factored weld-inches completed, or over 250 truckloads of material assembled. This milestone couldn’t be done without the commitment of our workforce. Over the course of this year, our workforce dedicated over 144,000 hours to the fabrication and delivery of our pipeline assemblies. To top it off, the entire fabrication scope was completed with zero lost time incidents