Huge pipeline project recruits for construction workers

One of the largest energy pipeline projects planned in the US is recruiting for as many as 13,000 jobs.

According to Oilfield Job Shop, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has signed agreements with US building and construction trade unions to fill an estimated 13,000 jobs needed to complete the project.

The 966 km gas transmission pipeline is being developed by Atlantic, a joint venture (JV) lead by Dominion Energy, along with Duke EnergyPiedmont Natural Gas and Southern Company Gas.

The JV announced that it had signed the Project Labour Agreements in December 2017.

In May, a coalition of energy infrastructure workers and businesses said the reassessment of key permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline threatened jobs and undermined confidence in the regulatory processes.

In a letter to US Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the coalition said a ruling that could have allowed key permits for the ACP to be reassessed was a threat to thousands of jobs and would harm the economy and undermine the regulatory process.

Despite several delays, the pipeline’s construction is still expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

For more information visit the Atlantic Coast Pipeline website.

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