Construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in the Coquihalla – Hope region includes Spread 5B pipeline construction and upgrades to one existing pump station. The Ohamil Camp Community, which will house approximately 350 people working on the Project, Laidlaw stockpile site and Popkum construction yard are also located in this region.

This region includes:

  • Coquihalla
  • Hope

Spread 5B Pipeline Construction

 Pipeline construction extends from the Coquihalla Summit to Bridal Veil Falls. Most of the work will take place using conventional pipeline construction techniques with trenchless techniques being used for multiple watercourse and road crossings..

Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture is the contractor responsible for this work, which includes:

  • Approximately 85 km of pipeline construction
  • Approximately 1.3 million cubic metres of rock to blast over approximately 24 km of terrain 
  • 34 trenchless road crossings
  • 34 major watercourse crossings 
  • Up to 28-degree side slopes, which create construction and access challenges  

Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture brings more than 90 years of experience, including extensive experience in steep mountainous terrain.

Facility Construction

Cord will be responsible for undertaking the work at the Hope Pump Station. Pump stations contain electric motors that drive the pumps to maintain the pressure and flow rate in the pipeline. The upgrades at this facility will accommodate the increased operating needs of the expanded pipeline system.

Cord has extensive experience with terminal and pump station construction in Western Canada, including more than 50 similar pump stations and work on terminals that includes more than 30 million barrels of storage.

Ohamil Camp Community

Shxw’ōwhámél, working with their local developer, cleared, graded and developed a 20-acre site as part of a long-term plan by Shxw’ōwhámél for the First Nation community, with the initial use being Trans Mountain’s camp community. Located on Ohamil Reserve No. 1, the Ohamil Camp Community will house approximately 350 people.

Read more about the camp community here