North Corridor Expansion Project

TransCanada – Oil & Liquids


This pipeline expansion project in northwestern Alberta is required to expand pipeline capacity for the transportation of natural gas from the Peace River Project Area to growing markets located in northeastern Alberta.

The North Central Corridor (NCC) Loop (North Star 2 Section) is a 48-inch, 24 kilometre (km) pipeline located approximately 20 km north of Manning, Alberta in Northern Lights County.

The NCC Loop (Red Earth 3 Section) is a 48-inch, 32 km pipeline located approximately 45 km north of Red Earth Creek, Alberta in Northern Lights County and the MD of Opportunity.

The Northwest Mainline (NWML) Loop No. 2 (Bear Canyon Extension Section) is a 36-inch, 25 km pipeline located 50 km southwest of Worsley, Alberta in Clear Hills County.

NGTL is also proposing to construct a 30 megawatt unit addition at the existing Hidden Lake North Compressor Station, approximately 100 km north of Worsley, Alberta in Clear Hills County.

This Project is part of TransCanada’s $1.5 billion expansion to the NGTL System to connect WCSB supply to incremental market demand. Read more

Project Schedule

Q2 2018

Began Aboriginal and stakeholder engagement

Q3 2018

Commenced survey and field studies    

Q1 2019

Anticipate filing a Project Description with the NEB

Q2 2019

Anticipate filing a Section 52 application with the NEB  

Q1 2021

Subject to regulatory approval, commence construction activities

Q2 2022

Anticipate construction to be complete and project components placed into service


Community Benefits

The proposed Project will offer short-term and long-term economic benefits and help strengthen the economy on a local, provincial and national level.

Employment Opportunities – Construction will require the services of equipment operators, welders, mechanics, truck drivers, labourers and more.

Business Opportunities – Pipeline construction will create demand for local goods and services including food and accommodation, hardware, industrial parts, automotive parts and servicing, fuel and more.

Annual Revenue to Support Local Services – Project construction will result in tax payments to municipal, provincial and federal governments. When the Project is operational, annual tax payments will help support schools and hospitals, emergency services, recreation facilities, recycling programs and other local programs vital to sustaining communities.

Investment in Local Communities – Through our engagement with people in the areas we work, we will identify areas where we can help build stronger, safer and more vibrant communities through local partnerships and initiatives.