NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada, is set to proceed with the expansion of its NGTL System in Canada.
The $655M Saddle West Expansion Project will include 29km of 36-inch pipeline looping of existing mainlines, the addition of five compressor units at existing station sites and new metering facilities.
The project will increase the total natural gas transportation capacity on the northwest portion of the system by approximately 355M cb ft daily.
TransCanada executive vice president and president of natural gas pipelines Karl Johannson said: "This project will increase capacity in a critical area of the NGTL System that connects and transports growing supplies of unconventional natural gas.
"NGTL's unparalleled footprint enables us to efficiently meet the increased transportation needs of our customers in the Montney, Duvernay and Deep Basin areas and to reliably connect new production to high-value intra and ex-basin markets."
An application to build and operate the project will be submitted to the National Energy Board in the third quarter of 2017. Construction work is expected to commence in 2018, subject to regulatory approvals.
The system is expected to be operational in 2019.
The NGTL System is a 23,500km pipeline that gathers natural gas for use in Alberta and for delivery to provincial border points for export to North American markets.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.