Pipeline work occurring near Valemount BC. /PHOTO COURTESY TRANS MOUNTAIN

By Laura Keil
Trans Mountain will be re-tendering Spread 4a in the North Thompson region for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project “to seek cost certainty, increase productivity and to ensure schedules are met” a spokesperson said. Terrain of this portion of the Expansion Project includes sections of wetlands, rivers and streams, rocky and mountainous terrain, steep slopes, and numerous areas with access limitations.” Ledcor-Sicim has been the existing contractor for Spread 3 and Spread 4a. The Trans Mountain spokesperson said Ledcor-Sicim remains the contractor for spread 3, which spans from Hargraves to Blue River. The 4a section runs from Blue River to Vavenby.

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