Aecon JV wins $410m contract for gas pipeline project in Canada


SA Energy Group, a 50:50 joint venture between Canadian construction firm Aecon and Robert B Somerville, has won a C$526m ($410m) contract from TransCanada for Spreads 3 and 4 of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline project in British Columbia, Canada.

The scope of work includes construction of 123km of pipeline for Spread 3 and 74km of pipeline for Spread 4, northeast of Prince George, British Columbia.

The project is supported by LNG Canada, a joint venture company consisting of Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and Kogas.

Early works for Spreads 3 and 4 will commence in mid-2019. Construction will commence in July 2020. Substantial completion is expected by November 2021 and final completion by the end of 2022.

Aecon Group president and CEO Jean-Louis Servranckx said: “This award demonstrates SA Energy Group’s recognized reputation as a preeminent partner for major pipeline construction and Aecon’s proven capabilities delivering a diverse range of projects through our Industrial segment.”

Aecon Industrial executive vice president Mark Scherer said: “SA Energy Group has successfully executed previous projects for TransCanada and we are pleased to play a critical role delivering the Coastal GasLink Pipeline project.

“Our strong relationships with local unions and workforces, proven success working with Indigenous groups and outstanding safety performance makes SA Energy Group a partner-of-choice for executing pipeline construction projects in Western Canada.

“We look forward to working with our partners to deliver this important project.”

Earlier in July 2018, SA Energy Group won a C$282m ($214m) contract from Enbridge Pipelines for Spreads 8 and 9 of the Line 3 Replacement Phase 2 project in Manitoba, Canada.

The scope of work includes construction of 92.2km pipeline in the area of Brandon, Manitoba, for Spread 8, and 96.5km pipeline near Morden, Manitoba, for Spread 9 extending to the Canada-US border.

According to Aecon Group, substantial completion of the work is expected by the end of 2018.

SA Energy Group had recently completed Spreads 3 and 4 (261km) under Phase 1 of the Line 3 Replacement project in Saskatchewan.


Image: The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project is an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline. Photo: courtesy of outgunned21/

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