AMEC awarded lead role on Enbridge oil sands pipeline project

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August 29, 2006

AMEC, the international project management and services company, has been awarded a contract for program and project management, engineering, and procurement services for the Enbridge Southern Access and Southern Lights Pipeline projects, signifying a continued partnership between AMEC and Enbridge.

According Simon Naylor, president of AMEC’s oil and gas business in Houston, AMEC Paragon, this award expands AMEC’s leading position in serving the oil sands sector in North America. “We are proud to play a significant role in this very important multi-billion dollar program, which expands and strengthens our relationship with Enbridge.”

The Southern Access project involves installation of a 36 and 42-inch crude oil pipeline to export additional supplies of crude oil from the Rockies and Alberta, Canada’s oil sands region to refineries in the Midwestern U.S. and beyond. The project includes installation of two segments, 321 and 133 miles each of a 42-inch mainline, 170-mile of a 36-inch mainline, nine new or modified pump stations and terminal modifications. The work is located in Wisconsin and Illinois.

The project for the Southern Lights light hydrocarbon pipeline consists of the installation of 474 miles of 16-inch or 20-inch pipelines for transporting diluents to Alberta, needed for blending with heavy crude prior to export to the US. The Southern Lights pipeline will originate in the Chicago area and deliver through new and existing pipelines to northern Alberta. New pump stations and a terminal are included in this work.

“This award will play a significant role in the continued growth of AMEC’s pipeline business and will allow the company to utilize our industry leading capabilities and state-of-the-art technology to support Enbridge projects,” said Jim Gattis, executive vice president of operations for AMEC Paragon.

AMEC has operated as one of the premier project management and engineering service providers to the Canadian oil sands sector for the past three decades, primarily focused on mining and process facilities through its extensive operations in Alberta. In this case, the integration of AMEC Paragon’s pipeline project management and engineering expertise enables AMEC to offer complete lifecycle services for the expanding oil sands market, including mining operations, process facilities and now major export pipeline transportation systems.

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