Just over a year after construction began on the Kitimat Meter Station, Coastal GasLink is celebrating the completion of the station. The facility marks the end of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, where natural gas will be measured, inspected for quality, and delivered to the LNG Canada plant.
Together with our Indigenous and local community partners, we are proud of this significant achievement and the many meaningful employment opportunities it provided for local workers.
“I’d never pass up an opportunity to celebrate a milestone with Coastal GasLink,” says Tracey Ross, Lands Manager for the Haisla Nation. We’re proud to celebrate this project milestone with our contractors, workers and local and Indigenous community members, because it’s a milestone for us all.”
“The benefit to my Nation is critical. It means independence for my people, that’s why I’m so passionate about it,” says Ross.
In everything we do, our priority is the health and safety of our workforce, their families, Indigenous and local communities, and the surrounding environment as we safely advance the Coastal GasLink Project. The Kitimat Meter station was completed with zero injuries or environmental incidents over the course of 100,000 person-hours.
“We don’t achieve that kind of record without respecting each other, without saying that I care about you, I care about myself, and I care about the community,” says Carol Anne Bransby-Williams, Project Director, Facilities Implementation for Coastal GasLink.
Over the course of construction, significant effort was also made to protect the environment, including relocating approximately 70,000 tadpoles locally for safe maturing. Additionally, the Coastal GasLink team collaborated with the community of Kitimat, participating in volunteer activities such as a river clean-up and raising funds for local community groups.
“Everybody did a superb job. Not only of protecting their workers but protecting the community,” said Mayor of Kitimat, Phil Germuth. “They put all the proper COVID-19 procedures in place and it’s truly been outstanding.”
Coastal GasLink is proud of its relationships with Indigenous and local community partners across the 670-kilometre project route – relationships that are integral to the extraordinary legacy of safety and respect we are building together for all people, communities, and the environment.
Construction of the Coastal GasLink project is progressing safely this summer, with the project advancing towards nearly fifty percent overall completion, with many more exciting milestones on the horizon. Learn more about these accomplishments and Coastal GasLink’s construction progress by visiting CoastalGasLink.com and registering for updates today.