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Surrey-Coquitlam natural gas line upgrades are one step closer to construction

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by Karen Zukas
September 27, 2016

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We’re preparing now for natural gas line upgrades in Surrey and Coquitlam so we can continue delivering a safe, reliable natural gas supply to our customers and to support future growth.

More than 70% of our natural gas customers rely on our Lower Mainland gas lines every day. While it’s important to note that there have never been any issues with these lines, the upgrades are needed to continue safe and reliable service to our customers.

What’s happening?

The first phase of the $171 million upgrade will consist of twinning the existing natural gas line in Coquitlam and Surrey. This will increase the reliability of our system during times of peak demand, like cold winter days, or when maintenance work is required.

The work will take place in existing utility corridors.  In Coquitlam, five kilometers of new 36-inch natural gas pipeline will be installed between our Cape Horn and Coquitlam stations to provide additional backup to our stations and supply the Coquitlam intermediate pressure gas line and the Vancouver Island transmission system.
In Surrey, five kilometers of new 36-inch natural gas pipeline will be installed from our Nichol Station to the south side of the Fraser River to allow for additional supply and enable in-line inspections. We will also be installing roughly one kilometer of 42-inch pipeline between the Nichol and Roebuck stations.

Preparation for construction has begun, including vegetation clearing in some areas.

Keeping you informed!

Construction will take place throughout 2017 and some road closures will be needed. We’re committed to keeping people informed about the progress on the project. As it progresses, we’ll continue sharing information with local residents businesses, customers, municipalities, community and business organizations, Aboriginal Groups, and commuters.

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