Mississauga, ON — Siemens has been awarded more than $200 million from TransCanada Corp. to supply the Keystone Pipeline project with electrical equipment, electrical power supply and pumping equipment. The 3,400-km pipeline project will have the capability to transport crude oil from the oil sands in Northern Alberta to U.S. markets in the midwest and Cushing, OK., areas.
With the support of Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S), Siemens Canada Ltd. and U.S.-based Siemens Energy & Automation will deliver 37 pumping stations — including pump skids, a series of electrical houses, and 19 substations to supply pumping electrics and portions of electrical distribution along 2,867 km of the crude oil pipeline project.
The Canadian portion of the project involves the conversion of existing TransCanada Mainline facilities from natural gas to crude oil transmission service and the construction of pipeline, pump stations and terminal facilities in Canada and the United States.
The in-service date for Keystone is expected to be fourth quarter of 2009 and the project will initially deliver capacity of 435,000 barrels per day (bpd). Keystone will expand capacity to 590,000 bpd and extend its reach, with the Cushing, OK, delivery point expected to be in-service in late 2010.