Canadian energy infrastructure operator TransCanada Corporation has awarded a contract to a joint venture made up of Spiecapag Canada Corp, a VINCI subsidiary and operational leader, and Macro Pipelines Inc. to build two sections of gas pipeline in the province of Vancouver, British Columbia.
The C$900 million (about €585 million) contract includes the construction of more than 166 kilometres of gas pipeline as part of the 670 km Coastal GasLink Pipeline. The contract amount is split, with 60% going to Spiecapag and 40% to Macro Pipelines Inc.
The joint venture will carry out a pre-construction planning phase pending a positive final investment decision by LNG Canada* for a proposed natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, British Columbia. The decision is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018, with construction set to get under way in early 2019.
“Alongside our joint venture partner Macro Pipelines Inc., we are proud to be part of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project and to furnish our expertise in gas pipeline construction. Our ability to perform works in mountainous environments with steep slopes enabled us to win this large contract. Additionally, the project will provide opportunities to qualified local businesses and suppliers along the pipeline route and employment for roughly 900 people hired directly,” said Bruno Guy de Chamisso, Chief Executive Officer of Spiecapag.
In October 2017, Spiecapag and its partner Macro Pipelines Inc. also won the contract in British Columbia to build a 36-inch oil pipeline as part of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.