Kinder Morgan says it has completed preparatory work on time at the Burnaby and Westridge Marine terminals, despite protests for the last week that blocked access to the Burnaby terminal.
Work involved removing brush and trees to clear space for permanent fencing along the property line at the Burnaby terminal, and preparatory work for the construction of the portal to the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel that will take place at a later date.
The CAN$7.4 billion pipeline expansion project includes a 2.6 km tunnel between the two terminals.
Kinder Morgan had previously indicated this work needed to be completed before migratory bird restrictions come into effect today, 26 March. Not meeting the target date would have delayed this phase of construction until August.
Some 200 people were arrested last week after protesting outside terminal in Burnaby.
The expansion will add approximately 980 km of new pipelines, 12 pump stations, 19 tanks to storage terminals, and three berths at the Westridge Marine Terminal.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/project-news/26032018/trans-mountain-prep-work-completed-despite-protests/