Veresen Inc. has announced that Cutbank Ridge Parternship (CRP) has approved the 400 million ft3/d Sunrise gas plant in the Montney region, near Dawson Creek, British Columbia (B.C.). CRP is a partnership between a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp. – Cutbank Dawson Gas Resources Ltd – and Encana Corp. This follows the agreement made in 2014, in which Veresen Midstream Ltd Partnership entered an arrangement with Encana and CRP to expand their midstream sector in the Montney region. The Sunrise gas plant will, therefore, be the first part of this expansion, and is predicted to cost approximately CAN$860 million. The agreement as whole is worth up to CAN$5 billion.
Veresen Midstream will cover approximately 60% of the Sunrise gas plant’s construction costs, using its current CAN$1.275 billion credit facility. Encana, on Veresen’s behalf, will watch over the construction and project management of the gas plant.
David Fitzpatrick, the President and CEO of Veresen Midstream, said: “This is the largest gas plant to be commissioned in western Canada in the last 30 years and we are excited to partner with CRP on this facility.
Upon start-up of the Sunrise plant, Veresen Midstream's footprint in the Montney will grow substantially, and we look forward to continuing to work with Encana and CRP, as well as other producers in the region, to unlock the value of this important resource play."
Don Althoff, the President and CEO of Veresen, said: “Within Veresen Midstream's footprint in the Dawson Creek area, development activity continues to be strong, driven by very low supply costs for Montney gas production in the region.
"I'm excited about the growth potential of Veresen Midstream and the contribution of this business to Veresen's earnings profile."
Construction of the Sunrise gas plant has now started, and is expected to be complete and ready for service in late 2017.
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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