preparation work will need to take place before construction
of a Mackenzie Valley pipeline and the other facilities can
begin. More than 800 jobs could be available as part of this
Natural construction materials such as gravel and sand will
be needed to build field production and pipeline facilities
pads, camp and storage sites, airstrips, all-weather roads
and barge landings. These materials are often called borrow
Potential borrow sites along the pipeline route are being considered. These
sites are estimated to contain 600 million cubic metres of suitable borrow material in
about 120 locations. The Project will require four to five million cubic metres of borrow
material, which will be supplied from 60 to 70 of these sites. A development plan will
be prepared for each required site. About one million cubic metres are required
for the production facilities at the three natural gas fields.
Access to these sites might be by winter road, all-weather road, the pipeline
right-of-way or some combination of these.
Before construction starts, materials and construction equipment will need to
be moved to areas along the pipeline route. This includes line pipe, coating
materials, valves, compressors and process equipment.
Edmonton, Hay River, Enterprise and Fort Simpson will be the ground transportation
hubs for the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project. Equipment and supplies will be shipped to
these hubs by rail or truck. They will then be moved north from Hay River or Fort Simpson by
barge to construction locations down the Mackenzie River, or by truck via the Mackenzie
Highway to Fort Simpson and Wrigley and beyond on winter roads, as required. The
Dempster Highway may also be used.
For more information on Logistics and Transportation including
winter roads, barge landing sites, airstrips and helipads,
here to view the Logistics and Infrastructure Information
Sheet (633.8 KB PDF)
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