AMEC expands oil supply

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AMEC has been awarded a contract for program and project management, engineering, and procurement services for the Enbridge Southern Access and Southern Lights Pipeline projects.

According Simon Naylor, president of AMEC’s oil and gas business in Houston, AMEC Paragon, this award expands AMEC’s position in serving the oil sands sector in North America. “We are proud to play a significant role in this very important multi-billion dollar program, which expands and strengthens our relationship with Enbridge.”

The Southern Access project involves installation of a 36 and 42 inch crude oil pipeline to export additional supplies of crude oil from the Rockies and Alberta, Canada’s oil sands region to refineries in the Midwestern US and beyond.

The project includes installation of two segments, 321 and 133 miles each of a 42 inch mainline, 170 miles of a 36 inch mainline, nine new or modified pump stations and terminal modifications. The work is located in Wisconsin and Illinois.

The project for the Southern Lights light hydrocarbon pipeline consists of the installation of 474 miles of 16 inch or 20 inch pipelines for transporting diluents to Alberta, which are needed for blending with heavy crude prior to export to the US.

The Southern Lights pipeline will originate in the Chicago area and deliver through new and existing pipelines to northern Alberta. New pump stations and a terminal are included in this work.