Trans Mountain says it is restarting construction on its pipeline expansion project.
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.
Trans Mountain expects to have close to 4,200 workers on the job in various communities by year’s end.
The federally owned Trans Mountain Corp. said Wednesday it has issued “notice to proceed” directives to construction contractors, mobilizing the workforce it needs to expand the pipeline.
“I am pleased to announce another significant milestone for the Trans Mountain expansion project,” the corporation’s CEO, Ian Anderson, said in release.
“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.”
Contractors are expected to begin mobilizing equipment and crews in “select areas” in August and September.