TC Energy Corp. has finished building the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline after five years of construction, marking the completion of the first system in Canada that will deliver feed gas to an export plant. 

CGL hosted a final assembly event for the 402-mile pipeline near where it will link up with the LNG Canada terminal destination in Kitimat, about 392 miles north of Vancouver on the Pacific coast. 

The Golden Weld event as it was called brings “mechanical completion” to a close for CGL, the company said. All 402 miles “of pipe has been welded, coated, lowered into the trench, rigorously tested and backfilled.”

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