TransCanada Corp. and ABB have announced they have signed a major agreement that will see ABB deliver a number of multi-million dollar electrical houses to secure safe, reliable and energy efficient power distribution for the pump stations along the Energy East Pipeline.
At least 22 electrical houses are planned to be manufactured at a new production facility in the greater Montreal region. The agreement to manufacture the 'e-houses' will create up to 120 jobs in Québec and a further 90 spin-off jobs outside of the greater Montreal area. The order is conditional on TransCanada receiving regulatory approvals for the construction of the project.
E-houses are prefabricated, modular, outdoor enclosures that house critical electrical and automation equipment required to power pump stations, ensuring safe and GHG-efficient operations.
"This agreement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to hire local suppliers to safely build this piece of national energy infrastructure and support job creation in Québec," said John Soini, President, Energy East Pipeline Project.
"Pipelines remain the safest way of transporting the oil Québec relies on every day," concluded Soini. "Pipelines use a lot less energy than diesel powered trains or trucks because they operate using electricity, creating a significantly lower carbon footprint. Energy East will create the capacity to displace the equivalent of 1570 rail cars of crude oil per day to Eastern Canada."
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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