TransCanada Corp. has conditionally awarded Surerus Murphy Joint Venture, SA Energy Group, Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc. contracts to construct the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project, pending a positive Final Investment Decision by the Joint Venture Participants of LNG Canada for their proposed natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, BC.
The selected contractors, with local offices based in the Fort St. John, Vancouver and Calgary areas as well as internationally, have extensive experience constructing pipeline and major infrastructure projects in BC and around the world. Cumulatively, the value of the four contracts will total approximately $2.8 billion (Cdn).
The contractors will be directly responsible for hiring a projected 2,500 workers over the four-year construction period, with special emphasis placed on hiring locally first, giving priority to qualified local and Indigenous businesses in northern BC.
To date, Coastal GasLink has spent approximately $60 million locally in northern BC, including over $3 million on community investment initiatives, education and skills training initiatives.