Pipe­line con­trac­tors cho­sen.

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Kin­der Mor­gan Canada Limited is pleased to an­nounce that Trans Moun­tain has se­lected or signed mem­o­ran­dums of un­der­stand­ing with six con­trac­tors with ex­pe­ri­ence de­liv­er­ing pipe­line and ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture projects in Bri­tish Columbia and Al­berta, in an­tic­i­pa­tion of planned con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties in Septem­ber 2017. The pipe­line con­struc­tion and as­so­ci­ated ter­mi­nal ex­pan­sions are ex­pected to take ap­prox­i­mately 28 months to com­plete, with the work dis­trib­uted among sev­eral spreads, or sec­tions, along the route be­tween Ed­mon­ton, Al­berta and Burn­aby, BC.

The con­trac­tors will di­rectly hire the in­di­vid­u­als and sub-con­trac­tors needed for each con­tract and scope of work. This will in­clude union, non-union and Abo­rig­i­nal work­ers and will be in ac­cor­dance with Trans Moun­tain’s com­mit­ment to max­i­mize em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for Abo­rig­i­nal, lo­cal and re­gional com­mu­ni­ties.As part of its ne­go­ti­ated com­mit­ment with the BC Govern­ment, Trans Moun­tain 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,” says 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.”

The fol­low­ing is a list of con­trac­tors that have been se­lected or signed MOUs, in an­tic­i­pa­tion of ex­e­cut­ing fi­nal de­fin­i­tive agree­ments with each con­trac­tor:

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:

• Con­trac­tor: Kiewit Led­cor TMEP Part­ner­ship

• Lower Main­land scope in­cludes Spread 7, Burn­aby Moun­tain tun­nel and three ter­mi­nals: Westridge Marine Ter­mi­nal, Burn­aby Ter­mi­nal and Su­mas Ter­mi­nal.

“We value and take great pride in the re­la­tion­ships we’ve built with com­mu­ni­ties as we’ve de­vel­oped the Project and through our al­most 65 years of op­er­a­tions,” added An­der­son. “Trans Moun­tain will work col­lab­o­ra­tively with th­ese com­pa­nies to part­ner on pub­lic en­gage­ment ac­tiv­i­ties, ad­dress con­cerns and in­cor­po­rate feed­back through­out the con­struc­tion process.”

Over the course of de­vel­op­ing the Project, Trans Moun­tain has en­gaged with landown­ers, neigh­bours, Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties and other stake­hold­ers. Their in­put and feed­back has been con­sid­ered and in­cor­po­rated widely into the Project and en­gage­ment will con­tinue through the con­struc­tion and post­con­struc­tion phases.

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 plan­ning, per­mit­ting, en­gage­ment and de­sign re­quired to meet NEB and BC Govern­ment Con­di­tions and nec­es­sary lo­cal per­mit­ting. Con­struc­tion ac­tiv­ity is ex­pected to be­gin in Septem­ber 2017, with the pipe­line ex­pected to be in op­er­a­tion at the end of 2019.

For more in­for­ma­tion on re­gional con­struc­tion time­lines and plans, please visit: www.trans­moun­tain.com/all-com­mu­ni­ties.

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