Sunday, June 16, 2024

Pipe pullback in British Columbia

Trans Mountain has successfully completed the pipe pullback

Trans Mountain has successfully completed the pipe pullback for the Mountain 3 Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) in the Fraser Valley between Hope and Chilliwack, British Columbia.

The work marks an important milestone in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project which will provide increased capacity to support Canadian crude oil production growth and ensure access to global energy markets. The largest project in the pipeline’s history, it involves installing approximately 992km of new pipeline, new and modified facilities including pump stations and terminals, and a new dock complex at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, British Columbia.

The 4 May, 2024, marked the commercial commencement date for the Expanded System as all deliveries for shippers become subject to the Expanded System tariff and tolls. Tankers will be able to receive oil from line two by mid- May.

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Line fill on the Expanded System continues and is expected to be completed by mid-May. Both the existing and expanded pipelines are now able to transport crude oil and Trans Mountain can load cargoes from all three berths. As of April 30, 2024, the expanded pipeline was 70% full by volume, and 69% complete by distance.

“Trans Mountain has demonstrated that challenging, long linear infrastructure can be built in Canada,” said Dawn Farrell, President and CEO, Trans Mountain Corporation. “With our project management team and contractors, we were able to build 988km of new pipeline, 193km of reactivated pipeline, 12 new pump stations, 19 new storage tanks, and three new berths at Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. We did this while adhering to the highest environmental, safety and social standards including respecting and working with local First Nations and Métis communities throughout the entire process.”

After commencement of operation of the Expansion Project, Trans Mountain will continue cleanup, reclamation, road and civil work.

“With our project management team and contractors, we were able to build 988km of new pipeline, 193km of reactivated pipeline, 12 new pump stations, 19 new storage tanks, and three new berths at Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby.”

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