FortisBC is hosting a public information meeting to update the community about its pipeline project and the Temporary Use Permit application. The meeting will be held at the Howe Sound Secondary School today, from 6 to 8 pm. There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
The Eagle Mountain – Woodfibre Gas Pipeline (EGP) project will deliver natural gas to Woodfibre LNG and it includes an expansion of FortisBC’s existing natural gas transmission system. The project will add about 47 kilometres of new 24-inch gas pipeline from north of Coquitlam to the Woodfibre LNG site, and an additional three kilometres of pipe near Westwood Plateau in north Coquitlam. The project was approved by the BC Environmental Assessment Office and Squamish Nation in 2016.
The proposed seven-hectare FortisBC lodge will be able to host as many as 600 workers by the peak season in 2025. The lodge will house 300 to 400 workers on average from 2023 to 2025, peaking at approximately 600 workers in the summer of 2025. Workers are expected to start living in the camp by June.