Corp.s Mexican subsidiary has been awarded a $400-million
contract to build, own and operate a pipeline in Mexico just
days after receiving the green light for a separate $1-billion
pipeline in the country, the energy company said.
TransCanada said the Mazatlan Pipeline project is expected run
natural gas 257 miles from El Oro to Mazatlan in the Mexican
state of Sinaloa.
The 24-inch diameter pipeline is
expected to be in service by the fourth quarter of 2016 and
interconnect with the $1-billion Topolobampo Pipeline project
that TransCanada said it was awarded last week.
The Topolobampo Pipeline is
expected to run natural gas 329 miles from El Encino in
Mexicos Chihuahua state to Topolobampo in Sinaloa,
TransCanada said. The 30-inch diameter pipeline is expected to
be in service in the third quarter of 2016, it added.
Both projects were awarded to
TransCanada subsidiary Transportadora de Gas Natural del
Noroeste by Mexicos federal power company, TransCanada
"As Mexico makes the transitions
from fuel oil to clean-burning natural gas, there will be
additional opportunities for TransCanada," company president
and chief executive officer Russ Girling said in a
TransCanada also noted that it
expects to break ground soon on its Tamazunchale Pipeline
Extension project. The $500-million, 146-mile extension is
expected to move gas through a combination of 30- and
36-inch-diameter line pipe (
amm.com, Feb. 28).
TransCanada also operates the
$320-million, 193-mile Guadalajara Pipeline in Mexico (
amm.com, May 17, 2009).