TC Energy’s open house at the Crowsnest Pass Golf Club on March 30 featuring booths from TC Energy and contractor Surerus Murphy. Nick Allen photo.
Nicholas L. M. Allen
Apr 5, 2023
“Once operational, we use state-of-the-art leak detection systems, safety features such as shut-off valves and provide highly specialized training for people working with our assets.”
TC Energy held an open house at the Crowsnest Pass Golf Club on March 30 for the Lundbreck section, one of three loops that make up their NGTL West Path Delivery.
Surerus Murphy, a contracting company that will install the pipeline, was also there to take questions and concerns from residents. The event was from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and featured booths to visit, view information and ask questions.
The project involves constructing a 48-inch pipeline over seven kilometres and will employ nearly 430 people according to Surerus Murphy.
The contractors plan for community benefit and improvements include, maximizing local and Indigenous hires for their workforce including subcontracting opportunities, workers living locally and investing dollars into local businesses with the increased population from the project and actively engaging with local organizations to coordinate local community support.
They hope to begin grading, blasting and mainline construction in Summer 2023 with mechanical completion in the fall.
A big part of the open house for TC Energy was “engaging with [their] stakeholders” and providing printed materials and maps outlining the project. They also touted community benefits such as employment and business opportunities along with investment into the local communities and Indigenous groups.
They also talked about how TC Energy keeps their pipelines safe.
“Once operational, we use state-of-the-art leak detection systems, safety features such as shut-off valves and provide highly specialized training for people working with our assets,” stated the documentation provided by TC Energy at the open house.
They also had a handout about working with landowners. According to TC Energy, they are commited to building and maintaining positive relationships with landowners and are proud of the ones they have built already.
“Our approach to engagement with people and groups who may be affected by our activities is rooted in core values of safety, innovation, responsibility, collaboration and integrity,” said the documents provided by TC Energy.
One concerned landowner, David McIntyre, said he has had issues with attending the open house and feels they chose a poor time to hold the event.
“They invested two hours after two years and they picked a night that I couldn’t attend... We don’t know what’s going on. We didn’t get any of our questions answered,” said McIntyre
TC Energy is available for contact with the email public_affairs_ca@tcenergy, phone number 855-895-8754 and on the web at TCEnergy.com. To contact Surerus Murphy, go to surerus-murphy.com, call 403-930-1358 or email email@example.com.