Kinder Morgan Canada Limited has signed memorandums of understanding with six contractors for the company’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The contractors selected include:
Spreads 1 & 2: Edmonton/Yellowhead
- Contractor: Midwest Pipelines Inc.
Spreads 3 & 4: North Thompson
- Contractor: Ledcor Sicim Limited Partnership
Spread 5A: BC Interior
- Contractor: Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
Spread 5B: Coquihalla – Hope
- Contractor: Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture
Spread 6: Fraser Valley
- Contractor: Somerville-Aecon Energy Group
Lower Mainland (which includes Spread 7, Burnaby Mountain tunnel and three terminals: Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby Terminal and Sumas Terminal)
- Contractor: Kiewit Ledcor TMEP Partnership
The six contractors all have experience executing pipeline and major infrastructure projects in British Columbia and Alberta, and will directly hire the individuals and sub-contractors necessary for each contract and scope of work. This will include union, non-union and Aboriginal workers, in accordance with Kinder Morgan’s commitment to maximize employment opportunities for Aboriginal, local and regional communities. As part of its negotiated commitment with the BC Government, the company has committed to a “British Columbians first” policy for hiring and contracting work within BC, giving the first opportunity to qualified and competitive BC companies.
“Getting the construction contractors on board represents a significant milestone for Trans Mountain and demonstrates our commitment to delivering the Project in a timely, cost-effective manner,” said Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited. “We’re pleased with the caliber and experience of the contractors. Each contractor was chosen for its expertise in delivering quality work and the individual needs and complexities of each portion of the Project.”
Construction is expected to begin this month and take approximately 28 months to complete.