Pipeline construction for the Expansion Project has officially begun. Trans Mountain celebrated the big milestone this month, as crews kicked off construction in Spread 2 (Central Alberta).

Midwest Pipelines is the General Construction Contractor for Spread 2, and we are partnering with Pisim Contracting on this phase of the Project, who employs 100 per cent of its employees from the Alexander First Nation.

Spread 2 includes approximately 290 km of pipeline between Edmonton and Jasper National Park in Alberta. Construction preparation activities such as surveying, staking the right-of-way, installing signage, and environmental protection measures began in Spread 2 earlier this month. Right-of-way clearing is now underway.

Construction activities at our Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, BC have been ongoing since September 2017. Work is underway along the entire pipeline route to develop temporary infrastructure sites such as stockpile sites, construction yards and camps. Construction activities will begin in Spread 3 in September 2018 and Spread 4 in November 2018.

Spread 3 is approximately 120 km of pipeline between Mt. Robson Provincial Park and Blue River in BC’s North Thompson. Spread 4 is approximately 155 km of pipeline from Blue River to Trans Mountain’s Darfield pump station, north of Kamloops. Click here for more information on the construction activities that will be taking place in the upcoming months.