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West Path Delivery 2023 Projects

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West Path Delivery 2023 Scope

The scope for West Path Delivery Program in 2023 includes the Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 Project and the NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 Project. These projects consist of approximately 70 km of 48-inch diameter (NPS 48) pipeline expansions and a meter station expansion expected to be completed and in-service by Q4 2023.

Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023

  • The proposed British Columbia Mainline Loop 2 Elko Section is approximately 31 km of 48-inch diameter (NPS 48) pipeline within the Province of British Columbia. The proposed pipeline is located approximately 18 km east of the City of Fernie, B.C. Subject to regulatory approval, clearing activities are expected to commence in Q2 2022 with mainline construction activities in Q3 2023.

  • The proposed Kingsgate Border Meter Station Expansion is located approximately 15 km southwest of Yahk, B.C. Subject to regulatory approval, construction activities are expected to commence in Q3 2023.

  • Foothills anticipates filing an application with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) under Section 214 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act in Q1 2021, with an anticipated in-service date for all Project components in Q4 2023.

View the Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 Fact sheet

NGTL West Path Delivery 2023

  • The proposed Western Alberta System Mainline Loop No. 2 Turner Valley Section is approximately 23 km of 48-inch diameter (NPS 48) pipeline within the province of Alberta. The proposed pipeline is located approximately 3 km northwest of the Town of Turner Valley, AB. Subject to regulatory approval, clearing activities are expected to commence in Q1 2023 with mainline construction activities in Q3 2023.

  • The proposed Western Alberta System Mainline Loop No. 2 Longview Section is approximately 9 km of 48-inch diameter (NPS 48) pipeline located within the Province of Alberta. The proposed pipeline is located approximately 30 km southwest of the Town of High River, AB. Subject to regulatory approval, mainline construction activities are expected to commence in Q3 2023.

  • The proposed Western Alberta System Mainline Loop No. 2  Lundbreck Section is approximately 7 km of 48-inch diameter (NPS 48) pipeline located within the Province of Alberta. The proposed pipeline is located approximately 30 km northwest of the Town of Pincher Creek, AB. Subject to regulatory approval, clearing activities are expected to commence in Q1 2023 with mainline construction activities in Q3 2023.

  • NGTL filed an application with the CER under Section 183 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act on October 22, 2020. The anticipated in-service date for all Project components is Q4 2023.
  • On November 25, 2020, the CER issued:

 

View the NGTL West path Delivery 2023 Fact Sheet

Project schedule

 

Q3 2019

Commenced environmental & technical analysis

Q3 2019

Commenced survey & field studies

Q4 2019

Began broad engagement on project study areas

Q4 2019

Commenced landowner engagement

Q4 2019

Commenced early Indigenous and stakeholder engagement

Q2 2020

Filed Project Notification for the NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 Project with the CER

Q4 2020

Filed an application with the CER for the NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 Project

Q4 2020

Filed a Project Notification for the Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 Project with the CER

Q1 2021 Anticipate filing an application with the CER for the Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 Project
Q2 2022

Subject to regulatory approval, commence clearing activities on:

  • Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 - British Columbia Mainline Loop 2 Elko Section
Q1 2023

Subject to regulatory approval, commence clearing activities on:

  • NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 - Western Alberta System Mainline Loop No. 2 Turner Valley Section
  • NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 - Western Alberta System Mainline Loop No. 2 Lundbreck Section
Q3 2023

Subject to regulatory approval, commence mainline construction activities on:

  • Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 Project - British Columbia Mainline Loop 2 Elko Section
  • NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 - Western Alberta System Mainline Loop 2 Turner Valley Section
  • NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 - Western Alberta System Mainline Loop 2 Lundbreck Section
  • NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 - Western Alberta System Mainline Loop No. 2 Longview Section

Subject to regulatory approval, commence meter station construction activities on Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 – Kingsgate Border Meter Station

Q4 2023

Anticipate construction to be completed and all project components placed into service

Vendor opportunities

TC Energy utilizes qualified and competitive companies and individuals to plan, build and operate our facilities. We believe in supporting local communities near our projects and provide opportunities through employment and contracts to local people and businesses. We require our prime contractors to hire qualified, local subcontractors. 

We are proud of the relationships we’ve built with Indigenous communities and are committed to providing business, employment and training opportunities to the people on whose lands we operate. For Indigenous vendors; if you have any questions, or require assistance, please reach out to IR_contracting@tcenergy.com. We appreciate you letting us know if you have registered through our vendor registration and look forward to receiving any additional information regarding your business like brochures for goods and/or services offered, preferred contacts, Indigenous affiliations (e.g. ownership, letters of support, etc.), and past projects completed that you wish TC Energy to be aware of.


Learn more about vendor opportunities or read about how to register as a vendor.

 

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FAQ's

We are in the planning stages of the proposed projects and have not yet determined final routing. In determining the proposed routes, we will consider a number of factors including safety, constructability, environmental and socio-economic sensitivities, land use compatibility, economics, cultural sites, as well as stakeholder, Indigenous groups and landowner input. To minimize the project footprint, we will work to align the pipeline route to follow existing rights-of-way and established corridors where practical and technically feasible.

All landowners will receive fair and equitable compensation for the land easements granted. For further questions about compensation, please contact your Land Representative. Learn more about how we work with landowners.

TC Energy has a Vendor Registration site where interested local service providers can express interest in working with us. Please visit TCEnergy.com/vendors for more information about how to register with us.

Our goal is to maintain continuous contact with our stakeholders throughout this Project. We invite you to contact us with any questions or comments you have about the project at 1-855-895-8754 or public_affairs_ca@tcenergy.com. For a full list of contacts visit the contact section on the overview page.

Our Commitment

TC Energy is committed to protecting the environment.

As part of project planning and development, TC Energy will prepare an Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment (ESA). We will collect data on a number of environmental elements including, but not limited to, soils and terrain, wildlife and wildlife habitat, vegetation and wetlands, fish and fish habitat, heritage resources, air emissions and acoustic environment, and socioeconomic considerations such as land and resource use, infrastructure and services, and social and cultural well-being.

In addition, an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) will be developed to identify the necessary environmental protection measures to be implemented for the Project, which ensures responsible construction and results in a return to equivalent land capability

The proposed Project will deliver well-designed and constructed infrastructure that provides short-term and long-term economic benefits and strengthens the economy on a local, provincial and national level.

Employment opportunities — Construction will require the services of equipment operators, welders, mechanics, truck drivers, labourers and more.

Business opportunities — Pipeline construction will create demand for local goods and services, including food and accommodation, hardware, industrial parts, automotive parts and servicing, fuel and more.

Annual revenue to support local services — Project construction will result in tax payments to municipal, provincial and federal governments. When the Project is operational, annual tax payments will help support schools and hospitals, emergency services, recreation facilities, recycling programs and other local programs vital to sustaining communities.

Investments in Local Communities — Through our engagement with local communities, we will identify areas where we can help build stronger, more vibrant communities through initiatives with community partnerships in the areas of safety, community and environment.

We welcome input and support from Indigenous groups, so we can identify specific concerns, environmental sensitivities and culturally important areas along potential route options. We will provide opportunities to Indigenous groups to provide feedback throughout engagement and during the regulatory process. Learn more about how we work with Indigenous groups.

For more than 65 years, TC Energy has been a leader in the safe and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure. From design and construction, to operations and maintenance, safety is integral to everything we do. The proposed Projects will be designed, constructed and operated in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Learn more about our safety practices.

Regulatory

The proposed Projects are governed according to regulations by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

Regulatory Information

NGTL filed a Project Notification for the NGTL West Path Delivery 2023 Project with the CER in Q2 2020. On October 22, 2020, NGTL filed an application with the CER under Section 183 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act. On November 25, 2020, the CER issued:

Notice of Public Hearing and Registration to Participate for the Project

Notice of Public Hearing and Registration to Participate for the Project - Appendix A

 

Foothills filed a Project Notification for the Foothills Zone 8 West Path Delivery 2023 Project with the CER in Q4 2020. Foothills anticipates filing an application with the CER under Section 214 of the Canadian Energy Regulator Act in Q1 2021.

More information can be found in the regulatory documents below.

Ways to reach us

We’re here to answer your questions. For general questions you can contact us by email, but for a quicker response, please call us directly. Visit our overview page for a full list of contacts.