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    Coastal GasLink reaches 100% pipe installation


Pipeline that will deliver gas to LNG Canada facility nears mechanical completion. [Image credit: Coastal GasLink]

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Coastal GasLink reaches 100% pipe installation

Coastal GasLink, the TC Energy subsidiary building the 670-km pipeline that will deliver 2.1bn ft3/day of natural gas to the LNG Canada liquefaction terminal under construction near Kitimat, on BC’s northern coast, said October 30 the project had achieved 100% pipe installation.

“This milestone marks the last step before mechanical completion, keeping us well on track for our year-end target,” CGL said in releasing its October construction update.

Through five years of construction spanning the global Covid pandemic, the C$14.5bn pipeline provided more than 25,700 full-time equivalent jobs in BC and recorded 55mn hours worked. 

The project has contributed C$3.2bn to BC’s gross domestic product, spent $3.95bn with BC businesses and suppliers and contributed C$331mn in BC tax revenue.

The pipeline will deliver about 1.8bn ft3/day of natural gas to the LNG Canada facility and has capacity for 300mn ft3/day to be delivered to the Haisla Nation’s nearby Cedar LNG project. Should the LNG Canada consortium take a final investment decision on its second 14mn tonnes/year phase, CGL can be expanded to about 5bn ft3/day with the addition of compression.

CGL’s ‘Golden Weld’ (photo) took place on October 7 at the base of Cable Crane Hill in Section 8 West.