2017 NGTL System Expansion Project
On June 1, 2016, the National Energy Board (NEB) issued its report recommending the federal government approve TransCanada’s 2017 NGTL System Expansion Project. The project, which includes five pipeline loops and two compressor station unit additions, will provide substantial new capacity on the NGTL System to meet the transportation requirements of the energy industry at a critical time. The project is an important part of TransCanada's industry leading $48-billion capital growth plan that includes $23 billion of new natural gas pipelines.
The pipeline will consist of approximately 36 kilometres (km) of 48-inch diameter (1219 mm) pipe. The starting point of the pipeline will be at legal location NW-21-55-20-W5 and terminate at the existing valve site approximately five km west of Edson, AB, at legal location SE-11-53-18-W5.
The pipeline would be located approximately 32 kilometers (km) northwest of Spirit River, AB, in Saddle Hills County. It would consist of approximately 27 km of 36-inch diameter (914 mm) pipe installed as a loop of the existing Northwest Mainline. The pipeline would start at legal location SE-05-79-9-W6 and terminate at the existing mainline valve site at SW-35-80-11-W6.View large map
The pipeline would be located approximately 100 km southwest of Fort McMurray, AB, and approximately 75 km northeast of Wabasca, AB. It would consist of approximately 56 km of 30-inch (762 mm) diameter pipe installed as a loop of existing pipelines. This pipeline will connect to the Liege Lateral Loop 2 – Thornbury Section, for which an application has already been submitted to the National Energy Board. The pipeline would connect to existing facilities at the existing Buffalo Creek Compressor Station at legal location SW-19-86-18-W4 and end at the existing Pelican Lake Compressor Station at NE-30-81-16-W4.View large map
The pipeline would be located approximately 100 km southeast of Fort McMurray, AB. It would consist of approximately 20 km of 24-inch diameter (610 mm) pipe and tie into the existing Kettle River Lateral. The pipeline would start at legal location NW-26-080-06-W4 at the Leismer-Kettle River crossover and end at NW-14-079-05-W4 at the Graham and Graham Loop 2 junction.View large map
The proposed compressor unit addition, approximately 30 megawatts, would be added to the recently approved Otter Lake Compressor Station that will be in service in November 2015, located approximately 60 km east of Manning, AB, at 8-91-16 W5M. The maximum allowable operating pressure for the new unit would be 9930 kPa, to match the existing 9930 kPa system.View large map
The pipeline would be located approximately six kilometers east of the Alberta/B.C. border in Clear Hills County, AB It would consist of approximately 91 km of 36-inch diameter (914 mm) pipe installed as a loop of the existing Northwest Mainline. The pipeline would start at the Alces River Compressor Station at legal location NW-13-085-13-W6 and would end at the Owl Lake South Meter Station at legal location NE-20-094-12-W6.View large map
The proposed 15 megawatt compressor unit would be added to the existing Alces River Compressor Station, located approximately 156 km northwest of Grande Prairie, AB, at NW-12-13-085-13-W6. The maximum operating pressure for the new unit would be 8450 kPa, to match the existing 8450 kPa system.View large map
2017 NGTL Expansion Project
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