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FortisBC begins more work in Squamish area related to Woodfibre LNG project

The company will look at soil and rock layers to help plan a pipeline route
Work similar to what is shown here will be conducted in Squamish by FortisBC, as the company begins another phase of soil and rock investigations.

FortisBC will begin a new round of geotechnical investigations in relation to its Eagle Mountain-Woodfibre Gas Pipeline Project.

“We’re continuing to fine-tune our engineering and design for the project, and beginning this week we will be carrying out further geotechnical investigations,” reads an emailed statement from Trevor Wales, a spokesperson for FortisBC, on Aug. 16.

“This involves drilling narrow, vertical holes to learn more about underground layers of soil and rock.”

Wales said the work will take place along forest service roads in the Indian River Valley. The idea is to collect information that will help the company design and finalize the pipeline route, he said.

This was not the only geotechnical work the company has done locally this year.

In June, Fortis completed its first phase of this activity, which happened on private land at the BC Rail property and the Woodfibre LNG site, Wales said.

“More technical work will continue at various locations between now and mid-October, including a mix of Crown and private land,” he added.

Further updates will be provided on the company's Talking Energy website.