CALGARY, AB and DULUTH, Minnesota., September 29, 2021 / CNW / – Enbridge Inc. (Enbridge or the Company) (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) today announced a milestone with the substantial completion of the Line 3 and Line Replacement Project. ” establishment of a commissioning date for October 1st. This milestone marks the complete replacement of the entire 1,765-kilometer / 1,097-mile pipeline. Edmonton, AB. To Superior, WI. Along with a new thicker-walled state-of-the-art pipe, its completion ensures a safe and reliable supply of North American crude oil to US refineries, helping to improve the quality of life for millions of people.
“After more than eight years of collaboration among many people, extensive community engagement, and extensive environmental, regulatory and legal review, we are delighted that Line 3 is complete and will soon provide the reliable, low-cost power that people use. depend on each day, “mentioned Al Monaco, President and CEO of Enbridge. “From day one, this project has been about modernizing our system and improving safety and reliability for the benefit of communities, the environment and our customers.
“Line 3 has been developed and executed with the most advanced approach to design, construction and environmental management,” Monaco added. “We are also very proud of the relationship of trust that we have established with the communities along the right-of-way in both Canada and United States. Our goal is to continually live up to the trust that all of our stakeholders have placed in us. “
The new 542 kilometers / 337 miles Minnesota section of line 3, which follows on from other sections already in service Canada, North Dakota and Wisconsin, restores full pipeline capacity of 760,000 barrels per day to meet the energy needs of refineries in the Midwest. Many groups of workers, including the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), the International Union of Workers North America (LIUNA), the United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters (UA), and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the communities along the right-of-way made the project possible.
In Minnesota, the Line 3 replacement was the most studied pipeline project in state history, with feedback from 71 regulatory public consultation meetings and more than 3,500 community engagement meetings. A comprehensive scientific review that exceeded legal and regulatory requirements resulted in project support and approvals from federal, state and local agencies, as well as Native American tribes.
Over 1,500 Indigenous people worked to replace Line 3 in the United States and Canada. More precisely, in Minnesota, where Native Americans made up seven percent of the Line 3 workforce, more than $ 300 million went directly to Indigenous-owned entrepreneurs, tribal community investment and training, and Indigenous hiring. In total, the Company has invested 750 million Canadian dollars with Indigenous communities, individuals and businesses.
Throughout the project, Enbridge has demonstrated a constant respect for tribal sovereignty. In Minnesota, 30 tribes took part in the consultation process with the US Army Corps of Engineers. The project included an initial survey of tribal cultural resources conducted by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa which employed tribal cultural experts who traveled the entire route identifying and recording important cultural resources to avoid. Construction was completed under the supervision of tribal monitors with authority to stop construction to ensure protection of important cultural resources.
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Enbridge Inc. is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We safely and reliably provide the energy people need and want to improve their quality of life. Our core businesses include liquids pipelines, which transport approximately 25% of crude oil produced in North America; Gas Transmission and Midstream, which transports approximately 20% of the natural gas consumed in the United States; Gas Distribution and Storage, which serves approximately 3.8 million retail customers in Ontario and Quebec; and Renewable Power Generation, which generates approximately 1,766 MW of net renewable energy in North America and Europe. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information visit www.enbridge.com.
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