Trans Mountain pipeline construction begins in Kamloops

Construction spending is expected to be over $450 million over the next two years.

Trans Mountain has started pipeline construction today starting in Kamloops British Columbia. Construction preparation has begun for the Kamloops Urban Area pipeline section that is 7 km in length and will take approximately 7 months to complete.

Construction spending is expected to be over $450 million over the next two years. Additional workforce spending will be more the $40 million for goods and services at local businesses.

30 – 50 people will be working in the city of Kamloops for the duration of June.  The project will increase to approximately 600 people at peak construction in the late summer or early fall.

“The start of pipeline construction in Kamloops, British Columbia is another key milestone for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project – it is good news for workers in the region and an important step forward on the path to building this critical piece of infrastructure,” says Ian Anderson, President and CEO of Trans Mountain Corporation. 

Trans Mountain’s first priority is the health and safety for the workforce, their families and communities. COVID–19 mitigation and preventative measures have been implemented.

 Kamloops is part of Trans Mountain’s BC Interior construction area that begins at Black Pines (approximately 40 km north of Kamloops) and runs to the Coquihalla Summit. It includes approximately 185 kilometres of 36-inch pipeline and 18 valve assembly installations, as well as three pump stations.

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