Project Summary

WorleyParsons Canada

$400 Million

Construction Management, Project Management

Utility, Energy

Project Description

FortisBC upgraded their existing natural gas system in the Lower Mainland. The LMIPSU project replaced approximately 20 km of an existing intermediate pressure gas line that 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 retained by WorleyParsons to assist with pipeline design review, permitting and construction planning/management, and project management. Our scope of work included design review (focusing on constructability issues related to installing a pipeline through a major urban centre), stakeholder (City of Burnaby/City of Vancouver/City of Coquitlam/TransLink/MoTI/Third Party Utilities) engagement and management, liaising/obtaining crossing agreements and construction services agreements with project stakeholders/utility owners, traffic plan/consultant management, utility relocation management and design, and general project and construction leadership/management.

Project Highlights

  • 250 m Micro Tunnel crossing
  • Twenty (20) trenchless intersection crossings
  • 2500 utility crossings
  • Two (2) new regulatory stations
  • Thirty two (32) Traffic Management Plans