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    Coastal GasLink now 85.5% complete


Wilde Lake compressor station receives first gas. [Image: Coastal GasLink]

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Coastal GasLink now 85.5% complete

Coastal GasLink (CGL), the 670-km pipeline being built by TC Energy to deliver 2.1 bn ft3/day of feed gas to the LNG Canada project under construction near Kitimat, on BC’s northern coast, is now 85.5% complete, according to the project’s latest construction update, released March 30.

Construction progress is rated at 82.8%, while 5,489 workers were employed across the project’s eight sections as of February 28, CGL said.


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Heading the list of milestones in the latest update, CGL said the Wilde Lake compressor station, the starting point of the pipeline, had received its first natural gas as part of the transition to operations.

“As part of the extensive commissioning process, crews have and continue to check every piece of rotating equipment, every weld and every wire to ensure it has been built as designed with the safety of our workforce, the environment and the surrounding communities at the forefront,” CGL said in the update. “The purpose of this early introduction is to conduct further tests on site and decommission the temporary generators currently powering the facility.”

Wilde Lake consists of three compressor units and four meter stations. The meter stations receive and measure the incoming gas from LNG Canada’s consortium partners, while the compressor units then compress the gas to provide the pressure required to safely deliver the gas.

Work is also progressing on the 77-km Section 7, which extends across disputed Wet’suwet’en territories along the Morice River. Contractor OJ Pipelines, in partnership with companies owned by Skin Tyee Nation, Wet’suwet’en First Nation and Witset First Nation, has cleared 100% of the section’s route, graded 92.1% of the right-of-way and installed 51.5% of the required line pipe. Huckleberry Lodge, at the east end of the section, is housing some 1,227 workers.