Enbridge enters agreement to expand Cheecham Terminal
14 May 2013
Pipeline operator Enbridge is to invest $300 million (€230.8 million) in the expansion of its Cheecham Terminal in Alberta, Canada.
The company has entered into a terminal services agreement with ConocoPhillips Canada Resources and Total E&P Canada (the ConocoPhillips Surmont partnership) for the project, which will be completed in two phases and is expected to enter service by the beginning of 2015.
The additional infrastructure at Cheecham will accommodate incremental bitumen production from Surmont’s phase two expansion.
Enbridge will build two new 450,000 barrel blend tanks and convert an existing tank from blend to diluent service, install receipt and distribution manifolds to facilitate transfers to Enbridge’s Waupisoo pipeline and upgrade associated measurement equipment.
The Waupisoo pipeline was expanded in 2012 to, in part, serve the requirements of growing production from the Surmont oil sands project.