SICIM Announces New Major Contracts in Canada
SICIM expands operations in Canada, capitalising on two new acquisitions that add to the ongoing work of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and the Brewster Pipeline Section of the NGTL Expansion Project. This is in continuity with the corporate strategy of engaging the major Canadian infrastructure companies. Pembina has recently awarded a new contract for the construction of the Big Smoky Pipeline project, part of phase VII of the Peace Pipeline Expansion, to Steel River SICIM Pipeline Ltd., an affiliated company within the SICIM Group.
The SOW includes the construction of 110 km of new pipeline through the Peace River Country, the installation of 7 HDDs and multiple trenchless. Construction will start at the end of June 2021 with the in-service date scheduled for mid-December 2021. At the same time, SICIM has secured the western section of the Coastal Link Pipeline, spread 8 West & Icy Pass, in association with the long-term partner Ledcor and with Haisla, an indigenous entity.
Coastal link pipeline safely delivers natural gas across northern British Columbia to the LNG facility in Kitimat. Spread 8 consists of 55 km of 48” gas pipeline and includes challenging construction sections, through steep rocky and icy slopes in remote areas, under strict environmental constraints. Sustainability is one of the key challenges of this project, encompassing safety; indigenous, landowner and stakeholder relations; archaeological and cultural values; and land use compatibility.