- Contractors are expected to begin mobilizing equipment and crews in “select areas” in August and September.
- Trans Mountain Corp. expects to receive additional approvals and permits “over the coming months” and, provided that happens, says the expanded pipeline will be in service by mid-2022.
- Trans Mountain expects that 4,200 workers will be employed along the corridor by late 2019 and says it “remains committed to prioritizing and maximizing Indigenous, local and regional hiring to the greatest extent possible.”
The company said work will resume at the Westridge Marine Terminal and Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Terminal as well as in communities in Alberta. It has issued directives that give contractors 30 days to mobilize equipment, hire workers, and develop work plans.
“With the first wave of regulatory approvals complete, we are confident that we have a path forward by which the expansion project construction can commence,” Trans Mountain Corporation president and CEO Ian Anderson said in a statement.
Anderson went on to say the company will continue to consult with local First Nations in Canada about their ongoing concerns with the project.
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