TransCanada secures long-term commitments for ANR pipeline system TransCanada announced its ANR Pipeline system has secured almost 2B cubic feet a day of firm natural gas transportation commitments on its Southeast Main Line at maximum rates for an average term of 23 years. Approximately 1.25 Bcf/d will commence in 2014, with the remaining volume commencing in 2015. Capital costs associated with the system expansions required to bring the additional capacity to market are currently estimated to be about $100M.
Erickson wins Mexico pipeline construction contract Erickson Incorporated (EAC) has contracted with Group Desarrollo Infaestructura, SA de CV who is contracted with Transcanada Corporationís (TRP) Mexican Subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas del Noreste for a new rural infrastructure pipeline project that will bring clean-burning natural gas to businesses and citizens in Mexico. The agreement will guarantee the use of an S-64 E Aircrane to assist in the external load transport of more than 1,000 natural gas pipeline segments that will complete the 329 mile long Topolobampo Project. This project is a first for Erickson within the construction services market in Mexico. The terrain surrounding the project is rugged and mountainous with minimal ground access. The work will be completed early in Q2.