JV Selected By TransCanada To Build Keystone XL Pipeline

November 2011, Vol. 238 No. 11

TransCanada Corp. has selected Quanta Services-owned Price Gregory Services to be part of MPS Constructors, a joint venture made up of Michels Corp., Price Gregory Services and Sheehan Pipe Line Construction, that will build the 1,179-mile section of Keystone XL between Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, NB, and related infrastructure that are part of the project.

The project remains subject to TransCanada obtaining all required approvals and completing the contract with MPS. At this time, the work scope of each joint venture member is being defined along with finalization of the joint venture terms as well as the associated contracts.
The Keystone XL Pipeline totals around 1,661 miles of 36-inch crude oil pipeline that will be built from Hardisty and extend southeast through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. The pipeline would then incorporate the existing Keystone Pipeline Phase II through Nebraska and Kansas to serve markets at Cushing, OK.

If construction begins early in 2012, Keystone XL Pipeline is scheduled to be operational in the second half of 2013.

Evraz and Welspun confirm they are manufacturing pipe for Keystone XL. Welspun built a facility in Arkansas where they are producing their share of the pipe. Evraz is producing pipe in Saskatchewan.