Volvo Construction Equipment, Spiecapag and PAPC (Bonatti) Working on Coastal GasLink Pipeline, Canada
The Coastal GasLink is a 670 km (416 miles) pipeline project, owned by TC Energy, which will safely transport natural gas across northern British Columbia, Canada. When Coastal GasLink is operational, it will deliver the natural gas from the Dawson Creek area to a coastal facility near Kitimat where it will be exported to global markets.
The pipeline is being built to move 2.1 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of natural gas, with the potential for delivery of up to 5 bcf/d, depending on the number of compressor and meter facilities. Spiecapag and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Ltd (PAPC), a subsidiary of Bonatti Group, are two of the four contractors selected to build the pipeline, and both companies have selected Volvo Construction Equipment for their project fleets. PAPC is operating 40 Volvo excavators and Spiecapag has a fleet of 96 Volvo machines.
Great West Equipment, the Volvo dealer in British Columbia, supports both contractors across the province. Great West Equipment has technicians and parts on-site for the duration of the project and they are followed by the Volvo CE ActiveCare Direct programme to guarantee uptime of the Volvo equipment, including over the harsh winter in northern Canada. In addition to the equipment operated by Spiecapag and PAPC, Volvo Construction Equipment has over 22 units with other sub-contractors on the project, including seven rotating pipelayers.