Trans Mountain Pipeline Uses Trenchless Construction in BC
Trans Mountain Pipeline Uses Trenchless Construction in BC.
Trans Mountain announced it has started work in Kamloops on a section of pipeline that is 7 km in length and will take approximately 7 months to complete. We at AiM Land are proud to be a part of this exciting project.
Trenchless Construction Methods are being used where possible, to cross underneath areas where the pipeline crosses roads, railways, select watercourses and areas with restricted workspace. The project includes around 40 major trenchless crossings, each between 400 and 1,600 metres in length.
The Benefits Of Trenchless Construction Methods for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project
Trenchless construction methods are used for the installation or replacement of underground pipelines. The various methods used for trenchless construction involve minimal disruption of the surface which then minimizes the environmental impact of the area.
The minimal excavation required for trenchless technologies reduces the area used for the site. A smaller site means that traffic control will be more manageable. Therefore, these trenchless construction methods reduce the risk of traffic accidents during the construction project. Another safety concern that is reduced by trenchless construction is the potential for trench cave-ins that may occur with open trenches.
Trenchless construction methods are the attractive option for construction projects that take place in urban areas. These areas generally have a large amount of traffic, vehicular and pedestrian, and so the reduced safety risks increase the attractiveness of these methods. They are also an attractive method for other areas under construction such as roadways, rivers, waterways and other transportation passageways.
Trenchless construction methods are the environmentally sound because access to the surface is limited therefore disruption to existing vegetation is minimal to none.
Jobs and Benefits to the Kamloops area due to the construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project
“We know these are challenging times for many communities and we are pleased to be able to contribute safely to the economy in Kamloops. Trans Mountain knows that getting to work is important, but it must go hand in hand with a strong and unwavering commitment to the safety of our workforce and communities.”said Ian Anderson, President and CEO of Trans Mountain Corporation
Trans Mountain is expecting to increase their workforce to approximately 600 people at peak construction this fall. The company said construction spending in the Kamloops area is expected to be more than $450 million over the next 2 years with additional workforce spending of more than $40 million for goods and services at local businesses.
After expansion, Trans Mountain’s annual contribution to the city of Kamloops in taxes will increase by $1.2 million to $2.8 million.
The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Indigenous group is pleased with the start on construction.
“As we keep our Member’s interests at the forefront, Trans Mountain’s commitment to provide direct benefits to our community has resulted in training, employment, and contract opportunities for Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc members as well as provided support for needed community infrastructure upgrades” said Chief Rosanne Casimir.
The mayor of Kamloops is also please construction is getting underway.
“We are pleased that Trans Mountain is getting this portion of the project underway in Kamloops. We are excited about the economic activity for local businesses and workers the Project will bring over the next few years.” said Kamloops Mayor Ken Christian.
On June 18, 2019 the Government of Canada approved the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The cost to complete the project, from Alberta to the lower mainland, now stands at $12.6 billion. Great news for jobs and security for many in Alberta and British Columbia during these difficult times.
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