Surerus Murphy Joint Venture (SMJV) has been awarded a contract by Kinder Morgan Canada Limited to construct part of the 980km Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Canada.
SMJV is one of six contractors selected to build this major and important infrastructure project.
Under the contract, SMJV will be responsible for delivering ‘Spread 5A’, a section of the pipeline stretching 185km from Black Pines to south of Merritt in British Columbia, Canada.
Pending final contract approvals, construction is slated to commence later this month on the $7.4bn expansion project to transport crude oil from Edmonton in Alberta to Burnaby in British Columbia (BC).
The pipeline project is expected to become operational by the end of 2019, with the work distributed among several sections, known as spreads, along the route.
SMJV president Mick Fitzpatrick said: “This is brilliant news for our joint venture and the indigenous and local people we will be employing to work on this project.
“We have vast experience in this field and have already been working on pipelines across Canada, so we understand how important this expansion is for the country. The new pipeline will benefit people across Canada and we look forward to working on this important project.”
Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson said: “Getting the construction contractors on board represents a significant milestone for Trans Mountain and demonstrates our commitment to delivering the project in a timely, cost-effective manner.
“We’re pleased with the calibre and experience of the contractors. Each contractor was chosen for its expertise in delivering quality work, and the individual needs and complexities of each portion of the project.”