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Sep 28 2023

September construction update

Posted by Coastal GasLink

Coastal GasLink achieves 98 per cent pipe installation

Coastal GasLink wrapped up another month of construction with incredible progress.

Section 5, a 54 kilometre-long section north of Vanderhoof to south of Burns Lake, achieved 100% pipe installation last month. Section 5 was completed safely and on time by Nadleh-Macro, a partnership established in 2022 and comprised of Nadleh Whut’en First Nation and Macro Pipelines. Five sections of the 670-kilometre project route have now completed pipe installation activities (Sections 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6).

As of the end of August, all 800 water crossings across the project have also been safely executed, including all 10 major trenchless water crossings.

While the project is quickly approaching mechanical completion at the end of 2023, there are a number of critical activities that the project team will continue to execute on, including: 

  • Clean-up and Reclamation – When a section is complete, our contractors will ensure the ground and topsoil is reinstated so that we are ready to implement our reclamation program. Reclamation is underway in many sections across the project route, including time sensitive work that must take place prior to the onset of winter.
  • Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Measures – Our commitment to the environment does not end when construction is complete. Until the route is completely revegetated, which could take a few years due to seasonal constraints, our crews will continue implementing and monitoring ESC measures as required to protect the environment and meet our commitments.sures that the pipe is ready to safely receive and transport natural gas when we shift into operations.

Read our full September Construction Update


As construction winds down, work to cleanup and reclaim the land keeps our crews busy.

As Section 7 approaches 100 per cent pipe install, clean-up is in full swing. Clay and topsoil removed during construction has been stored on site and will now be used to contour the land to its previous shape to re-establish original drainage patterns. 

The goal is to bring the land to as close to its original state as possible.