TransCanada and Enbridge Partner on Pipeline Safety R&D

Dec 19, 2013 10:30 AM ET

Partnering on pipeline safety

As North America’s leading oil and gas pipeline companies, TransCanada and Enbridge agree that improving the safety and reliability of pipelines is in everyone’s best interest. That’s why both companies have affirmed their ongoing commitment to safe operations by signing a Joint Industry Partnership agreement to conduct groundbreaking research in the area of leak detection.

The partnership includes a funding commitment from both TransCanada and Enbridge to evaluate cutting-edge technologies to enhance external leak detection at research facility in Edmonton, Alberta that uses a state-of-the-art pipeline simulator known as the External Leak Detection Experimental Research (ELDER) test apparatus.

This unique partnership between industry rivals illustrates the dedication of both companies to work collaboratively and invest significantly in innovation and technology in pursuit of a common goal. By further enhancing safety and operational excellence, it has the potential to benefit the entire industry — and directly address the public’s concerns over responsible development.

TransCanada and Enbridge will share equally in the new knowledge and advancements that can be applied directly to improve leak detection in their respective operations.

Learn more about this unique new partnership on TransCanada's blog