October 31, 2016 / 4:06 PM / a year ago

BRIEF-Transcanada says Government of Canada approves $1.3 bln NGTL system expansion project

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Transcanada Corp :

* Government of Canada approves $1.3 billion NGTL system expansion project

* Expansion project includes five new pipeline sections totaling 230 kilometres and addition of two compression facilities

* First facilities are expected to be ready for service in Q2 of 2017, with entire project expected to be completed by Q2 of 2018

* Project to require purchase of $1.2 billion in Canadian goods and services, including about $800 million in labour income during construction Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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