Mar 3 2022

A made in Northern B.C. solution: Macro Pipelines partnership with Nadleh-Whuten

Posted by Coastal GasLink

Nadleh Whut’en-Macro partnership

With a project of this scope and magnitude, Coastal GasLink is continually reviewing and optimizing plans and adapting to maintain focus on delivering this project effectively, efficiently and safely.

Over this past month, one of the leading pipeline construction companies, Macro Pipelines, embarked on a partnership with Nadleh-Whut'en and its long-time partner Frost Group, for construction in the region of Section 5. This partnership with an Indigenous community follows the Indigenous Joint Venture with the Ledcor-Haisla Limited Partnership announced in May 2021.

Deep knowledge and commitment

Over the years, Nadleh Whut’en have been working towards economic prosperity for themselves and the region. Nadleh Whut’en bring their deep knowledge and commitment to the land to this important partnership.

Coastal GasLink is proud to welcome this partnership, “which not only demonstrates our commitment to Indigenous reconciliation, but also showcases our commitment to providing contract opportunities and employment for our local communities,” shared Tiffany Murray, Director of Indigenous Relations at Coastal GasLink.

“Collaborations like this provide an opportunity to show the world how First Nations can participate, competitively and meaningfully, without compromising our cultural values or environmental stewardship while maximizing economic benefits and participation with industrial activity on our unceded territory,” shared Chief Larry Nooski, Nadleh Whut’en.

People talking in front of trailer

Nadleh Whut’en-Frost’s collaboration with Macro provides a unique solution that demonstrates how industry and Indigenous people can move forward, together, as they work towards economic reconciliation. The Agreement reflects a joint promise to work with respect, open communication, transparency and integrity to enable an authentic reciprocal business relationship.

“This is a historic milestone for our Company. Our entire team is honoured to be working with Nadleh Whut’en to deliver this part of the Coastal GasLink Project. Macro understands that we are here as Nadleh’s guests, and in the spirit of economic reconciliation, we are publicly committing to putting Nadleh people and equipment to work on this job. The partnership is a truly unique opportunity for a made in Northern B.C. solution to one of the largest energy infrastructure projects in Canadian history, happening right here in Northern B.C.,” said Ken Mastre, Vice President of Macro Enterprises.

This partnership embodies our commitment to economic reconciliation, and will provide further skills training, employment, and contracting benefits for Indigenous and local community members. Together, we are building a legacy, and working hard each and every day to build our project safely, respectfully, and sustainably.”

Bevin Wirzba
President, Coastal GasLink

Our prime contractors are responsible for hiring and managing the various subcontractors and employees who will be required to construct the project. Coastal GasLink has made a clear commitment that our contractors will prioritize local and Indigenous people and businesses. Learn more about our prime contractors, and contracting and employment opportunities.