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Varcoe: ‘We landed the plane’ says Trans Mountain CEO as project completes construction phase – Leader Post

May 01, 2024

‘Despite everything that happened that possibly could have happened…we’re effectively ready for service’

During the epic journey to complete a nation-building pipeline project, a few pivotal moments have defined the life — and near death — of the Trans Mountain expansion.

Today, a conclusion to its construction is finally at hand after one of those life-affirming moments arrived Tuesday afternoon for the $34-billion megaproject.

The Trans Mountain expansion (TMX) received its final leave to open application from the Canada Energy Regulator, authorizing it to ship crude oil from Alberta to its Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C.

It shifts the project into an important new phase: full commercial operations and mechanical completion.

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