TransCanada Corporation (TransCanada) has recently announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), will move forward with the expansion of its NGTL system – the Saddle West project.
The project will increase the total natural gas transportation capacity on the northwest portion of the system by approximately 355 million ft3/d.
The Saddle West expansion project will include 29 km of 36 in. pipeline looping of existing mainlines, the addition of five compressor units at existing station sites and new metering facilities.
An application to construct and operate the project will be filed with the National Energy Board in 3Q17. It is subject to regulatory approvals and is underpinned by incremental firm service contracts. Construction is expected to commence in 2018 and it is expected to be in service in 2019.
"This project will increase capacity in a critical area of the NGTL system that connects and transports growing supplies of unconventional natural gas," said Karl Johannson, Executive Vice President and President, Natural Gas Pipelines. "NGTL's unparalleled footprint enables us to efficiently meet the increased transportation needs of our customers in the Montney, Duvernay and Deep Basin areas and to reliably connect new production to high-value intra and ex-basin markets."
"The NGTL system is a key component of TransCanada's high-quality portfolio of energy infrastructure assets that continues to produce solid results in various market conditions," added Johannson.
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