OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) welcomes the Government of Canada's recent decisions to approve construction of the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Expansion Project and the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Program.
"We appreciate the thoughtful decision the Government of Canada has made in its approval of these projects" said CSPA President Joseph Galimberti. "The Trans Mountain Expansion and the Line Three Replacement Program represent tremendous investments in Canada's energy infrastructure which will support thousands of jobs and contribute billions of dollars to Canada's GDP."
The CSPA believes Canada's steel producers will play a substantial role in supplying the critical inputs required to responsibly develop and move Canadian energy resources to market and our member companies look forward to the ability to positively contribute to these nationally important projects. By providing a range of "Made in Canada" steel products derived in large part from recycled materials, produced at a fraction of the GHG impact associated with Asian alternative suppliers and benefitting from proximity to market which minimizes emissions associated with transportation, we also believe the use of Canadian steel in these projects to be the environmentally responsible choice.
"As a critical link in Canada's construction and energy supply chains, the steel industry in Canada is a true example of an indirect beneficiary of the approvals for these pipelines," said Galimberti. We look forward to working collaboratively with our customers and with the Government of Canada to ensure these projects are delivered safely and responsibly."
The Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) is the national voice of Canada's $14B steel industry. Our member companies annually produce approximately 13 million tonnes of primary steel as well as over 1 million tonnes of steel pipe and tube products in facilities located across Canada. Domestic steel operations directly employ some 22,000 Canadians while supporting an additional 100,000 indirect jobs.
SOURCE Canadian Steel Producers Association
For further information: Media Contact: Joseph Galimberti, President, Canadian Steel Producers Association, 613-238-6049