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Union Gas' C$74M pipe replacement gains regulatory approval

A C$74 million Union Gas Ltd. pipeline replacement project received regulatory approval from the Ontario Energy Board. The project would ensure continued service to Sudbury, Ontario, and surrounding areas that are experiencing rising natural gas demand.

The company would replace about 20 kilometers of existing 10-inch diameter pipeline with a new 12-inch line. The construction involves two sections: one between the Coniston and Frood Road stations and one between the Azilda and Walden stations, the company said in an Oct. 6 news release.

Union Gas is working with Aecon Group Inc. engineering design unit Aecon Utilities Inc. for the construction of the project. Construction is scheduled to start May 2018, and the new facilities are expected to be in service by November 2018.

Union Gas, an Enbridge Inc. company, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company that serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario.