Pipeline construction requires thousands of part-time and temporary workers during the preconstruction and construction phases, and a smaller number of permanent employees are required once the pipeline is operational.
Keystone XL utilizes qualified and competitive companies and individuals to plan, build and operate our pipelines. We believe in supporting communities near our pipeline projects and provide opportunities through employment and contracting for local and Indigenous people and businesses.
Throughout the life cycle of Keystone XL we will reach out to businesses to understand capacity and interest in work related to the project. We will use this information to maintain a list of businesses that our prime contractors can access to conduct work on Keystone XL.
Most employment opportunities will be provided through selected prime contractors (or sub-contractors), noted below, who are highly qualified, with experience in large pipeline construction.
There is a wide range of businesses and services in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska that will be needed to support the construction of Keystone XL. Examples of such businesses are:
Our Indigenous Relations Business Engagement (IRBE) program is designed to fulfill our commitments under the Indigenous Relations Policy and Indigenous Relations Strategy. TC Energy works with Indigenous groups to identify capable and interested businesses and share information regarding potential project-related contracting opportunities.
Indigenous business owners are encouraged to register with us via email at email@example.com.
If you're a local business owner interested in providing services, please visit the Contractors, Suppliers and Vendors page and complete the vendor registration form.
We seek to establish relationships with contractors, suppliers and vendors who share our commitment to safe and reliable operations. If you are invited to engage in work with Keystone XL, you will be asked to submit information about your company, including:
This information is then used by our procurement and technical teams to ensure that contractors, suppliers and vendors have the capability to support our objectives.
The Montana portion of the Keystone XL route requires construction of approximately 285 miles (459 km) of pipeline, starting in Phillips County on the U.S./Canadian border and extending into the southeast corner of Fallon County.
We will also construct six new pump stations, located in Phillip, Valley, McCone (two), Prairie and Fallon counties.
Michels and MN Limited
TC Energy has entered into an agreement for 2020 with a prime contractor, 2MFC, a joint venture between Michels and Minnesota Limited, which will oversee day-to-day management of work in 2020 on pump station facilities. Construction and job opportunities for these facilities will vary as they will not be built at the same time.
2MFC and the Keystone XL team are committed and working to identify and hire a local qualified workforce, whenever possible, to support in the building of the project. To identify and fulfill these workforce needs, 2MFC and Keystone XL will coordinate with local organizations to hire a workforce, including:
The South Dakota portion of the Keystone XL route requires construction of approximately 316 miles (508 km) of pipeline, starting at the Montana/South Dakota border in northwest Harding County and extending to the Nebraska/South Dakota border in Tripp County.
We will also construct seven pump stations in South Dakota: Harding (two), Meade Haakon, Jones and Tripp (two) counties.
TC Energy has entered into an agreement for 2020 with a prime contractor, 2MFC, a joint venture between Michels and Minnesota Limited, which will oversee day-to-day management of work in 2020 on these facilities. Construction and job opportunities for these facilities will vary as they will not be built at the same time.
The Nebraska portion of the Keystone XL route consists of approximately 280 miles (451 km) of pipeline, starting at the Nebraska/South Dakota border in Keya Paha County and extending to Steele City in Jefferson County.
We will also construct six pump stations, located in Holt, Antelope, Colfax, Butler, Seward and Jefferson counties.
We look forward to employing Nebraskans on this project. We are in the process of construction planning and securing contracts for construction in Nebraska and will provide information on construction opportunities here as soon as information is available.
We are committed to working with the community to facilitate conversations between our Prime and local businesses. We will continue to share details with the communities along the route about the different opportunities to participate.
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