TransCanada Awarded Contract to Build US$500 Million Natural Gas Tuxpan Tula Pipeline in Mexico
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO--(Marketwired - Nov. 11, 2015) - TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP)(NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that it has been chosen to build, own and operate the Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline in Mexico. Construction of the pipeline is supported by a 25-year natural gas transportation service contract with the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico's state owned power company.
"The Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline demonstrates our continued commitment to developing Mexico's energy infrastructure to meet the need for increased natural gas supply," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer.
TransCanada expects to invest approximately US$500 million in the 36-inch diameter pipeline and anticipates an in-service date in the fourth quarter of 2017. The pipeline will be approximately 250 kilometres (155 miles) long and have contracted capacity of 886 million cubic feet a day (MMcf/d).
The pipeline will originate in Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz and extend through the states of Puebla and Hidalgo, supplying natural gas to CFE combined-cycle power generating facilities in each of those jurisdictions as well as to the central and western regions of Mexico.The pipeline will serve new power generation facilities as well as those currently operating with fuel oil which will be converted to use natural gas as their base fuel. Construction is expected to start in 2016.
The Tuxpan Tula Pipeline will complement TransCanada's business in Mexico. Today, TransCanada also owns and operates the Tamazunchale and Guadalajara pipeline systems and is completing construction of the Topolobampo and Mazatlán pipelines. By 2018, with the Tuxpan-Tula Pipeline, TransCanada will have five major pipeline systems, with approximately US$3 billion invested in Mexico. We will continue to pursue additional opportunities for new energy infrastructure projects in Mexico going forward.
With more than 65 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,000 kilometres (42,100 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with 368 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 10,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest liquids delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. Visit TransCanada.com and our blog to learn more, or connect with us on social media and 3BL Media.
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