Northern Courier Pipeline Project
Construction continues on the Northern Courier Pipeline Project (Project), an approximately 90-kilometre (56-mile) pipeline system which will transport bitumen and diluent products between the Fort Hills Mine and Bitumen Extraction Facility (Fort Hills) to Suncor’s East Tank Farm (ETF), located north of Fort McMurray, Alberta. TransCanada was selected by Fort Hills Energy LP to design, build, own and operate the Project, which is fully contracted under a long-term agreement. We expect the pipeline system to be ready for service in 2017.
The Northern Courier Pipeline Project complements TransCanada’s extensive experience in Northern Alberta. TransCanada currently operates 24,200 kilometres (km) of natural gas pipelines across Alberta and 3,500 km of crude oil pipelines through the operation of the Keystone Pipeline. Northern Courier Pipeline GP Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TransCanada).
The Project, located in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, includes:
In determining the route for this Project, we have considered a number of factors including but not limited to: safety, constructability, environmental sensitivities, land use compatibility and economics, as well as stakeholder and Aboriginal community input.
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