The Trans Mountain Pipeline was brought online almost 70 years ago and currently carries ~300,000 bbl/day from Strathcona County, AB near Edmonton to the Pacific Coast at Burnaby, BC. In 2019, the Trans Mountain Expansion Project was approved to expand capacity by almost 3-fold to 890,000 bbl/day.
From previous expansion projects, about a third of the 1,150-km pipeline system is already twinned, with an active pipeline and deactivated segments. As part of the overall project conducted by Simpcw Ledcor, two segments are being reactivated: Jasper – Mount Robson from Hinton, AB to Hargreaves, BC (150 km); and West Barriere from Darfield, BC to Black Pines, BC (42 km).
Starting in January of 2020, the Trans Mountain Reactivation site surveys will be ongoing into 2023.
Large pipeline integrity projects require geomatics service providers with the capacity and project experience to provide the right solutions – not only in terms of what services are provided, but how they are executed. As Canada’s largest geomatics firm, GeoVerra has offices, resources, and teams that span provincial borders. Having been involved with surveys for the original Trans Mountain Pipeline, GeoVerra was the geomatics provider of choice with the historical knowledge to hit the ground running.
Managing multi-year projects requires flexibility and responsiveness in resource allocation, scope cost, and scheduling to accommodate changing client needs. GeoVerra has a deep bench of professional expertise ranging from seasoned project management to expert data analysis to well-trained field teams. This, combined with access to the latest advanced technology – both hardware and software – enables GeoVerra to provide accurate, fit-for-purpose, cost-effective solutions as the Trans Mountain Reactivation project develops.
Being a trusted partner goes beyond what you do, but how you do it. The areas of operation for the Trans Mountain Reactivation have a wide variety of terrain and climatic conditions, including wetlands, mountainous terrain, steep slopes, and areas with restricted access. Sharing in the values of safety as a culture, respect for environmental impact, understanding stakeholder management, and providing the highest quality deliverables, makes GeoVerra a reliable partner – from start to finish.
“In feedback sessions with Trans Mountain and Simpcw Ledcor LTD Partnership, everything has been positive. As a result, they continue to work with us on several other big projects.” – Mohamed Attia, Vice-President, Geospatial & Advanced Technology