South Kirby Expansion Project
As natural gas production continues to increase in Alberta, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada, is proposing to construct an expansion in northeast Alberta called the South Kirby Expansion Project. The need for this project is influenced by the pace and location of producer activity, commercial support and TransCanada’s pipeline system capabilities.
If approved, the proposed project will be built on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Lac La Biche County. The proposed project is needed to increase capacity for the transmission of sweet natural gas in the area and will do so by twinning and paralleling existing pipelines.
The project team is considering a pipeline route that ranges from 39 to 42 kilometres in length consisting of up to NPS 24 pipe. It will connect at the Canoe Lake Meter Station at SW-08-070-04-W4 then run north to the Kirby Lateral and the Kirby Lateral Loop tie-in points at SW-29-073-05-W4. The pipeline length will determine the type of application that is filed with the National Energy Board (NEB).
Once the route is determined, TransCanada will apply for either a Section 58 or a Section 52 application to the NEB in the second quarter of 2015. Subject to regulatory approval, construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016, and the pipeline will be placed into service in the second quarter of 2017.
Contractor / Vendor Enquiries
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Attention: South Kirby
450 – 1st Street S.W.