Enbridge $251 million project to start this spring

Path of Enbridge's $251 million Corunna to Dawn project.

The $251 million Enbridge project replacing seven compressors at Corunna to feed the Dawn Natural Gas Hub has been given the green light.

The Ontario Energy Board gave approval for the project earlier this month.
The energy company says seven compressor units located at its Corunna Compressor Station in St. Clair Township which date back to the 1960s and 1970s will be replaced by installing approximately 20 kilometres natural gas pipeline from its Dawn Operations Centre in Dawn-Euphemia to the Corunna Compressor Station. The project also includes work at the Dawn Operations Centre and the Corunna Compressor Station.

Enbridge Gas Spokesperson Andrea Stass says the company believes the compressors have to be replaced because of their “unacceptable reliability, obsolescence and safety concerns.

“The project helps us maintain the safe and reliable operation of the natural gas system and to continue to meet the natural gas needs of our existing customers,” she says.

Enbridge Gas says it will use as many local resources as practical to build the pipeline and where possible will buy materials from the local community.
Construction on the project is expected to begin in the spring with work completed by November.