Enbridge Athabasca continues to be engaged in pipeline and terminaling facilities development in Alberta to provide the transportation infrastructure required by oil sands companies to move their production to refineries and markets. Enbridge Athabasca is adding to its network of pipelines and associated facilities within the province of Alberta.
Suncor Energy Oil Sands Limited Partnership (“Suncor”) has asked Enbridge Athabasca to progress regulatory approval for a new pipeline between Enbridge Athabasca’s existing Athabasca and Cheecham Terminals to accommodate Suncor’s increased production rates.
The Wood Buffalo (Line 18 Extension) Pipeline Project includes:
- Approximately 95-km (59-mile) pipeline with a diameter of 762 mm (30 inches) to transport a diluted bitumen/synthetic heavy crude blend from the Athabasca Terminal to the Cheecham Terminal. From Cheecham, it will directly connect with the existing Line 18 (Waupisoo Pipeline), which extends from the Cheecham Terminal to the Edmonton Terminal.
- One pump station at the pipeline initiation point at the Athabasca Terminal. Includes three 5,750 horsepower (HP) pump units, two new booster pumps and replacement of two other booster pumps with larger capacity units.
- One pump station at the pipeline mid-point, located in the Lynton area. Includes two, 5,750 HP pump units.