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May 2 2022

Major milestone achieved for Coastal GasLink: 100% pipeline completion on two of eight sections

Posted by Coastal GasLink

Major milestone achieved for Coastal GasLink

It has been an exciting start to the 2022 construction season, as Coastal GasLink marks two of eight section completions along the 670 kilometre route. Both Section 1, west of Dawson Creek and Section 4, north of Prince George, have achieved 100% pipe installation.

“We are incredibly excited to head into summer construction with two key completion milestones already in hand,” says Mel Johnson, Vice President, Engineering and Construction.  “Completing these sections provides a solid foundation to build on as we focus on safely completing the remaining sections of the 670 kilometre pipeline as projected in 2023.”

At Coastal GasLink, we are incredibly proud of our people who make extraordinary milestones like this possible. From the dedicated workforce to our contractors and Indigenous partners, each has had a hand in safely delivering these sections to completion while meeting the highest environmental and safety performance standards.

Coastal GasLink has always been about more than building a pipeline. It is about creating a legacy and placing our values at the forefront of everything we do.

I am overwhelmingly proud and want to thank all the women and men that have contributed to the successful installation of the pipe for sections 1 and 4. The dedication and unwavering commitment from thousands of individuals that have excelled as one team is something that will never be lost on me. These project milestones are exemplary examples of CGL’s extraordinary legacy in action - as it relates to safety, protecting our environment and collaborating with the communities in which we work.”

Agustin Barrenechea
Project Vice President

It has been a huge team effort by everyone involved in the completion of section 1, It has taken true determination and our teams have gone over and above to deliver a world class project. From the engineering and environmental field team's meticulous planning to the rigorous safety measures put in place to live our Never Harm Values ,this milestone wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our entire workforce and the support from the communities where we work.”

Mick Fitzpatrick
Surerus Murphy’s President

The work to assemble the pipeline in these sections was undertaken by our prime contractors, Surerus Murphy in Section 1 and SA Energy in Section 4. They employed and contracted hundreds of workers and companies, many of them from neighbouring local and Indigenous communities.

“We are thrilled to be part of the team to reach this first pipeline milestone on this epic project,” said Jeff Singleton, Vice President at SA Energy. “This has taken an enormous effort of our team and the 1,500 plus people that have worked on this section from across the country. I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who has worked on this project and helped us achieve this incredible milestone.”

This is the first of many significant milestones anticipated to be completed this year, directly resulting from the work and cooperation of our workers, contractors, Indigenous partners and local communities by placing safety and respect for the environment and people above all else.

Work crews in these sections will now focus on testing to ensure the pipeline is ready for safe operations and reclamation to return the area to its natural state.

Coastal GasLink extends its deep gratitude to all those who made these milestones possible and for being part of an extraordinary team building a legacy we can all be proud of.

CGL worker

Key facts about Section 1

  • Location: West of Dawson Creek to the south of Chetwynd
    Length: 92 Kilometres
    Prime Contractor: Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
    Key construction metrics: 5,100 welds, two-directional drills each over 1000m in length, and a direct pipe install under Burnt River

Key facts about Section 4

  • Location: North of Prince George to the northwest of Vanderhoof
    Length: 93 Kilometres
    Prime Contractor: SA Energy Group
    Key construction metrics: 4,500 welds, two-directional pipe installs, 26 water crossings, and over 1.5 km of sheet piling.