All but about 20 kilometres of the 670-km Coastal GasLink pipeline was installed as of the end of July, according to TC Energy’s August update released this week.
About half of the remaining pipeline to be installed is in Section 3, the 103-kilometre portion that stretches from east of McLeod Lake to north of Prince George. There were 1,321 workers at the Parsnip Lodge as of July 30, making it the largest single camp still in place.
Going forward, the company says reclamation will continue to ramp up as pipe installation is completed. A five-year post construction monitoring program will follow to ensure that reclamation efforts are successful.
“Mechanical completion” is on pace to be done by the end of the year.
“We are also advancing our operational readiness, which ensures that the pipe can safely receive and transport natural gas when we shift into operations,” the update says. “This includes meeting with communities along the project route to share our plans for safe operations.”