News: Construction

Forging Forward: Plans to sell Trans Mountain pipeline to Indigenous Groups

The Federal Department of Finance officials are leaning into the potential sale of the Trans Mountain pipeline to two prominent Indigenous groups that are actively pursuing an ownership stake in the pipeline. An ownership stake would bring much-needed funding for critical infrastructures like housing, roads, sewers and drinking water for Indigenous communities. “I’m hoping it … read more


TC Energy Announces Start of Keystone XL Pipeline

On March 31, 2020, TC Energy announced the details regarding the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline (KXL), an $8.0 billion investment into the North American economy.  Backed by the tremendous financial commitment from the Alberta government, this project now moves forward for the benefit of the province and all Canadians. The 1,947-km (1,210 mile) project has … read more


PAPC Breaks Ground in Western Canada

In 2018 Coastal GasLink (CGL) selected PLCAC regular member, Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Ltd. (PAPC), the Canadian subsidiary of Bonatti Group, to construct approximately 165 kilometers of their project (namely, sections 6 and 7). In selecting their prime contractors, Coastal GasLink had sought out highly qualified companies that met CGL’s core principles for safety, environmental … read more


Mainline’s Big 3

After a decline in large diameter mainline construction in 2019, the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada and its members are looking forward to working with the four pipeline craft trades: (The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, International Union of … read more