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Enbridge Line 3 pipeline begins construction

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by JOC News Service

HARDISTY, ALTA. — Construction is now underway on the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Amarjeet Sohi, federal minister of infrastructure and communities, Kent Hehr, federal minister of veterans affairs, and Leo Golden, Enbridge vice-president, recently toured the Line 3 construction site in Hardisty, Alta.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Amarjeet Sohi, federal minister of infrastructure and communities, Kent Hehr, federal minister of veterans affairs, and Leo Golden, Enbridge vice-president, recently toured the Line 3 construction site in Hardisty, Alta. - Photo: PROVINCE OF ALBERTA

The $5.3-billion replacement program for most of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline spans between Hardisty, Alta. and Gretna, Man. The project will replace the existing 34-inch-diameter pipeline with new 36-inch-diameter pipe, using high-strength steel and coating technology, explains a release, while the existing segments will be removed from operation.

"This is an exciting day for Albertans and all Canadians," said Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in a press release, after a recent site tour in Hardisty.

She estimated that in Alberta alone the pipeline will create more than 9,000 direct and indirect jobs.

"Alberta is committed to being a global leader in environmentally responsible energy development," said Notley.

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