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Bonatti Group Awarded Contract For Transcanada’s Coastal Gaslink Project
TransCanada Corporation has conditionally awarded Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Ltd, a Calgary-based Canadian company that is part of Italian engineering and construction firm Bonatti Group, a construction contract for a portion of the Coastal Gaslink Project, pending a positive investment decision by the partners of LNG Canada for the construction of a natural gas liquefaction facility in Kitimat, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada.
The whole 670 km long 48” pipeline, which is intended to feed the LNG facilities in Kitimat, will cross renowned mountain ranges in British Columbia. This is a climate-challenging region, with rich flora and fauna, which is subject to stringent regulations.
The scope of work of Bonatti encompasses construction and testing of 2 out of 8 sections of the pipeline, for an estimated value of 500 M $CAD.
Bonatti was chosen based on TransCanada’s core principles of safety, environmental stewardship, and stakeholder engagement – along with its financial strength, technical design expertise, and contract competitiveness.
TransCanada has emphasized the importance of this milestone for the Coastal GasLink Project. The Project will create significant employment opportunities for Indigenous communities in Northern B.C., as well as local skilled laborers and businesses.
Bonatti will be directly responsible for hiring a projected 700 workers over the Project construction period, with special emphasis placed on hiring locally first, giving priority to qualified local and Indigenous businesses in Northern B.C.
Bonatti is an international general contractor with 70 years of experience in the service of oil and gas, and power industry. Its activities in the energy sector range from the production and transportation facilities to the power generation plants. It operates in over 20 countries around the world.