TransCanada has announced the commencement of the company’s Topolobampo Pipeline Project in northern Mexico. The project represents an investment of approximately $1.2bn and will be connected upstream to the company’s Mazatlan Pipeline, with capacity for 670 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to markets in Chihuahua and Sinaloa.

With over 65 years of experience, TransCanada is a leader in responsible development and the reliable operation of energy infrastructure in North America, including natural gas and liquid hydrocarbon pipelines, power plants and gas storage facilities. TransCanada has operated in Mexico since the mid-1990s with the construction of the country’s first two private pipelines. The company’s pipeline in Mexico, operating or under construction, now spans more than 3,190km (1,982 miles) with a capacity of 7.1 billion cubic feet per day and represents an investment of approximately 5.6 billion US dollars.

“The completion of the Topolobampo and Mazatlan Pipeline System is an important step for TransCanada as we continue to expand our natural gas delivery portfolio to meet Mexico’s power generation needs. We are developing the infrastructure needed to power new power plants and convert existing oil and diesel plants, reducing the cost of electricity and greenhouse gas emissions,” said Robert Jones, President of TransCanada Mexico. “We are proud of the way we have overcome the technical challenges and completed this challenging project safely.”

Throughout the project, TransCanada has worked closely with landowners and local representatives to ensure they play an important role in the development and construction process. This project was one of the first in Mexico to include federal Aboriginal consultation with affected communities.

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19th July 2018