Jun 29 2022

June construction update

Posted by Coastal GasLink

Gearing up for an exciting summer construction season

The summer construction season is quickly ramping up, with more than 6000 women and men expected to work along Coastal GasLink’s project route at its peak. Our prime contractors are mobilizing crews to various sites along the project route to continue to progress Coastal GasLink’s most important construction season yet. With construction on Coastal GasLink approaching 65 per cent overall completion, the focus is on a strong start this summer to set the pace towards the many exciting construction milestones anticipated this year.

Cable Crane Hill – a feat of engineering

Cable Crane Hill, one of the many special sections along Coastal GasLink’s 670-kilometre route, has transported its first segment of pipe up the steep slope using the cable crane. A true testament to the skill and ingenuity of our team, the crane was erected over the last two years using heavy lift helicopters battling difficult terrain and challenging conditions. Now complete, the cable crane will be used to transport people, equipment and material safely up the steep slopes to facilitate installation. Once the special section is complete, it’s estimated it will have carried approximately 1,400 meters of pipe over an elevation change of 700 meters.

Read our full June construction update here.

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First segment of pipe delivered using the cable crane

Cable Crane Hill, one of the many special sections along Coastal GasLink’s 670-kilometre route, is a gondola-like structure built entirely to transport equipment people and materials up the hill. Often used to manage difficult terrain, this crane was erected as a temporary solution to allow for safer construction on the steep slope. There are two cranes in operation on Cable Crane Hill – the smaller one has the capacity to transport 5 tonnes and will carry personnel up the hill on a gondola. The larger crane has capacity to carry up to 16 tonnes and will be used to transport materials such as pipe (pictured), spider excavators, drills, welding equipment, shacks and other construction equipment .

Learn more about this major milestone here.