Norlite Pipeline Project
The 447 km Norlite Pipeline Project (The Project) will ship diluent (a product that is used to make heavy oil lighter and easier to transport) from the Enbridge Stonefell site to the Suncor East Tank farm near Fort McMurray. Wherever possible, the pipeline route will follow existing pipeline rights-of-way, utility corridors and road allowances to ensure minimal environmental impact. Enbridge will employ industry-proven construction techniques for each of the planned crossings such as water courses, railways, roads and other pipelines. On August 4, 2015, Enbridge received AER approval for the Project; construction started in summer 2015 with the expected project in service date in Spring 2017.
The Project includes:
- A new pipeline approximately 447 km in length and up to 610mm (24 inches) in diameter to transport diluent from the Enbridge Stonefell site to the Suncor East Tank Farm;
- Four, 3,000 HP (2,237 kW) mainline pumps and a 1,000 barrel tank at Enbridge’s Stonefell site;
- A 1,000 barrel tank at the Suncor East Tank Farm.