Grand Rapids Pipeline Project

Construction is continuing on the Grand Rapids Pipeline Project (Project), an approximately 460 kilometre (287 mile) crude oil pipeline project with associated facilities connecting producing areas northwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta to terminals in the Edmonton/Heartland, Alberta region.

TransCanada entered into agreements with Brion Energy Corporation (Brion) to develop the Project in northern Alberta. TransCanada and Brion each own 50 per cent of the Project with TransCanada operating the system.

The Project routing and facility installation locations were developed with stakeholder and Aboriginal input, as well as consideration for environmental, archaeological and cultural values, land use compatibility, safety, constructability and economics. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approved the Project in October 2014. Details of the AER decision and update on the decision conditions is available on the AER website at

Project Update

Construction is progressing on the 20-inch pipeline from northern Alberta to Edmonton, Alberta and a 36-inch pipeline between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. We anticipate beginning transportation services in 2017.

However, in response to slower than expected market growth, Grand Rapids is delaying construction completion of the 36-inch pipeline between Fort Saskatchewan and Fort McMurray, Alberta. The AER and stakeholders will be updated on plans to complete construction.

See our latest project update for more information.

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