Extensive local construction experience and an understanding of regional issues are strong assets for the joint venture partnership responsible for the Lower Mainland portion of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. 

The Kiewit-Ledcor Trans Mountain Partnership (KLTP) was formed specifically to carry out this large-scale infrastructure work, which includes pipeline and terminals. The partnership is built on shared values and principles, and complementary experience in the respective histories of the two companies. The Joint Venture Partnership has the knowledge and understanding of regional issues in the Lower Mainland and a proven track record in finding solutions to minimize impacts on people affected by construction activities.

Here’s what we learned in a recent Q&A with the partnership. 

What work are you planning for the Project? 

KLTP was formed to construct the Lower Mainland portion of the Project including the last 35 kilometres of the pipeline from Langley to Burnaby, the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel, Westridge Marine Terminal, Burnaby Terminal and Sumas Terminal. 

Preliminary construction including site preparation activities began in September 2017, with additional construction activity scheduled to start in early 2018, pending receipt of all necessary permits. We have implemented comprehensive plans to ensure all work is done safely, with minimal impacts to the environment, traffic and the local community.

What experience does KLTP have regarding building pipelines and related facilities? 

Although KLTP is a first-time partnership, both Kiewit and Ledcor have extensive construction experience in the Lower Mainland including major projects such as the South Fraser Perimeter Road, Port Mann Bridge and Sea to Sky Highway. The partners also have experience working on major projects across North America, including various energy, pipeline and infrastructure projects.  

Tell us more about KLTP’s basic values. 

Our partnership is built on five shared values — People, Integrity, Excellence, Stewardship, and Sustainability.  These values drive all aspects of the work we do. We are also committed to maximizing business and employment opportunities for Aboriginal, local and regional communities along the pipeline corridor.  

If you are interested in procurement or employment opportunities on this project, please contact us: 

·         For procurement opportunities: [email protected] 

·         For employment opportunities: [email protected]

Can you talk about KLTP's commitments to safety for workers? 

Nothing is more important than the regard for safety on this project. Both companies bring vast experience and award-winning safety programs to this partnership. These safety programs have helped to develop our plans for the Project and ensure that we go above and beyond regulatory standards to guarantee the safety of our people. 

KLTP is also committed to the ongoing development of our employees and has included mandatory safety training specific to position including H2S Alive, Confined Space Awareness, Fall Protection and Ground Disturbance.