We’re pleased to announce that the West Path Delivery Project is now in-service. The project will supply southwest Alberta and connected downstream markets with natural gas produced in Western Canada.
In early February 2018, we filed an application with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) and on April 11, 2019, we received approval from the CER to construct and operate the Project. Facility construction began in the second quarter of 2019 and pipeline construction began in the third quarter of 2019. As of June 2020, the Rocky View Pipeline section, Turner Valley Compressor Station Unit Addition and Burton Creek Compressor Station Unit Addition are complete and in-service. We look forward to continuing to work with the community throughout reclamation and clean-up activities.
Thank you to all our communities, stakeholders and workers for their patience, hard work and dedication to this project. We are grateful to everyone who played a role in its success!
Reclamation work along the pipeline right-of-way and at the compressor station facilities is ongoing and expected to be complete in the fall of 2020. Reclamation activities through the Town of Cochrane began in mid-June and will continue throughout the summer. Reclamation work in Rocky View County is anticipated to begin in July 2020. This work is weather dependent and will be conducted ensuring crews are following all appropriate COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.
To reclaim the area through the dog parks in the Town of Cochrane, our contractors will be preparing the soil and putting down sod to return the dog parks to full use as soon as possible. This process is expected to begin in early July. However, we will limit access along the small section where the sod is placed to ensure it takes and can be kept safe from any dogs who like to dig. The sod sections will be watered and weeded as required. We expect this landscaping work should be completed in the Fall 2020, after which we can remove the fencing completely and the dog park will be opened without restrictions.
Initial community engagement
Ongoing studies and surveys on project feasibility and impacts
First open house
Selected route announced following public consultation and studies
Second open house
Project application submitted to the CER
Project approval received from the CER
Third open house and local business economic summit
Commenced compressor station construction in late April 2019
Commenced pipeline construction in early August 2019. In March 2020, the Rocky View Section was placed into service.
The Rocky View Section route runs parallel to an existing pipeline utility corridor for about 6 km through Cochrane, Alta. and continues south through Rocky View County for another 15 km, also paralleling existing infrastructure where feasible to minimize impacts to land and the environment.
In March 2020, construction was completed on the Rocky View Section and this component was placed into service. Now that construction is complete, the land will be reclaimed to an equivalent land capability.
Reclamation activities through the Town of Cochrane began in mid-June and will continue throughout the summer. Reclamation work in Rocky View County is anticipated to begin in July 2020. This work is weather dependent and will be conducted ensuring crews are following all appropriate COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.
In April 2020, construction was completed on the Turner Valley Compressor Station Unit Addition and this component was placed into service. This component included:
In June 2020, construction was completed on the Burton Creek Compressor Station Unit Addition and this component was placed into service.
This component included:
TC Energy is committed to protecting the environment.
As part of project planning and development, TC Energy prepared an Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment (ESA). We collected 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) was developed to identify the necessary environmental protection measures to be implemented for the Project, which ensure responsible construction and results in a return to equivalent land capability
The 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 — 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.
Documents and maps
The West Path Delivery Project is necessary to supply southwest Alberta and connected downstream markets with natural gas produced in Western Canada.
The West Path Delivery Project is governed according to regulations outlined by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).
View our project application to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER)
On April 11, 2019, NGTL received approval from the CER to construct and operate the project. You can view the approval on the CER's website here.
Hard copies of the project's application in English can also be found at the following locations:
Cochrane Public Library405 Railway Street WestCochrane, ABT4C 2E2Hours:Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday: 12 to 6 p.m.Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Sheep River Library129 Main StreetTurner Valley, ABT0L 2A0Hours:Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday: Closed
Pincher Creek Municipal Library899 Main StreetPincher Creek, ABT0K 1W0Hours:Monday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday: 12 to 4 p.m.Sunday: Closed
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