Project Summary


$0.5 Million

Project Management


Project Description

FortisBC is upgrading their existing natural gas system in the Lower Mainland. The LMIPSU project is a replacement of approximately 20 km of an existing intermediate pressure gas line that has reached the end of its service life with a new 30-inch gas line. The LMIPSU line runs from the FortisBC Coquitlam Station in Coquitlam, through Burnaby, ending at East 2nd Avenue and Woodland Drive at the FortisBC Woodland Station in Vancouver.

RAM’s Role:

RAM was directly retained by FortisBC to provide consulting services to assist with the identification and facilitation of opportunities for Indigenous groups, including Kikwetlam First Nation, on the Lower Mainland Intermediate Pressure System Upgrade (LMIPSU) project. As Lead Project Manager, RAM undertook the following:

  • Representation of the project from a technical/stakeholder standpoint on behalf of FortisBC
  • Engagement with various Lower Mainland First Nations groups
  • Identify and scope opportunities that fit the capabilities of indigenous contractors or First Nations economic development companies.
  • Work with the project team to revise procurement methods and scoping of work to facilitate opportunities while providing value to the project