Biggest B.C. construction starts in 2017


Ranked by estimated cost of project

Published April 10, 2018. Sources: B.C. provincial government's Major Projects Inventory and BIV research. If logged in as a subscriber, scroll down to the end of the list to download this year's version as a .csv file, as well as versions from previous years.

Rank '18 Project name, municipality Project type Description Developer/owner Website Start date Completion date Estimated cost


Saturn Compressor Facility Expansion, Dawson Creek

Natural gas processing

Addition of 200 MMcf/d of compression and 400 MMcf/d of processing capacity to the Saturn compressor facility

Cutbank Ridge Partnership/Veresen

Spring 2017

Spring 2018

$930 million


Core Area Wastewater Management Project - Seaterra Program, Victoria

Utilities infrastructure

Sewage treatment plans for Victoria and Core Area municipalities approved for McLoughlin Point have commenced construction on a treatment plant, upgrades to Clover Point Pump Station, and undersea force main from Ogden Point. A residuals treatment facility will be built at the Hartland landfill, and a conveyance system is expected to start construction in 2018

Capital Regional District

Summer 2017

Fall 2020

$765 million


G3 Terminal Vancouver, North Vancouver

Transportation infrastructure

Material handling facility will include receiving, storage and shipping. A railcar receiving facility with rail loop and holding area and an overhead conveyor system will move materials through cleaning, storage and ship loading structures. The project will include 48 concrete storage silos and dock extension to accommodate three articulated booms, improved support buildings, access roads and transmission system upgrades

G3 Global Holdings

Spring 2017


$600 million


Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal, Prince Rupert

Oil and gas

Propane export facility with an estimated capacity to ship 1.2 million tonnes annually of liquefied propane gas. Located on Ridley Terminals lands, near a marine jetty and CN rail lines AltaGas will build, own and operate the terminal

AltaGas Ltd

Fall 2017

Early 2019

$475 million


Towerbirch Expansion Project, Dawson Creek

Oil and gas

An 88 km pipeline that feeds into the Nova Gas pipeline at Groundbirch. The project will include Groundbirch East Receipt Meter Station expansion and the Dawson Creek East Receipt Meter Station

Nova Gas Transmission Ltd

Fall 2017

Late 2018

$439 million

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