EXPANSION PROJECT; CONTRACTOR TO BEGIN HIRING WORKFORCE TO GET SHOVELS IN THE GROUND IN SEPTEMBER 2017
In anticipation of the September 2017 construction start date, Trans Mountain has signed a memorandum of understanding which will lead to an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract (EPC) for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project with the newly formed Kiewit-Ledcor Trans Mountain Partnership (KLTP).
The Kiewit-Ledcor Trans Mountain Partnership was formed to construct the Lower Mainland portions of the Project which includes the last 35 kilometers of the pipeline from Langley to Burnaby, the Burnaby Mountain tunnel, Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby Terminal and Sumas Terminal.
Kiewit-Ledcor was chosen because of their extensive construction experience in the Lower Mainland, their knowledge and understanding of regional issues and their track record in finding solutions to minimize impacts on people affected by construction activities. Kiewit-Ledcor will work with Trans Mountain on public engagement activities and to address concerns and incorporate feedback as the Project proceeds.
Kiewit-Ledcor will directly hire the individuals and sub-contractors needed for their scope of work, in accordance with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize employment opportunities for Aboriginal, local and regional businesses. The contract demonstrates our commitment to deliver the Project in a timely, cost-effective manner and in consideration of the multi-faceted nature of the expansion.
The $7.4 billion expansion project will result in direct and lasting economic benefits to Canada and communities along the pipeline corridor. Overall, the Conference Board of Canada estimates the Project will generate $46.7 billion in government revenues and 802,000 person years of employment, the equivalent of 37,000 jobs each year, over more than 20 years.
Trans Mountain continues to proceed with Project detailed planning, permitting, engagement and design required to meet NEB and BC Government Conditions.
To learn more about procurement and employment opportunities related to KTLP’s scope of work, Langley to Burnaby, contact KLTP at:
Sub-contractors can also register on the Trans Mountain website here.