Enbridge Line 3 starts construction in Minnesota
November 30, 2020, 5:11 pm
The Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project can now start construction in Minnesota after receiving all necessary permits and approvals.
"This is a historic day for the Line 3 project which will strengthen the safety of the system for years to come," said Vern Yu, Enbridge Executive Vice President and President of Liquid Pipelines. "With all of the permits in hand, we can now start construction.
"Safety remains our top priority, and we will be implementing an industry leading Covid management plan to protect our workforce and the communities in which we will be working," added Yu.
The project is poised to provide significant economic benefits for counties, small businesses, Native American communities, and union members—bringing 4,200 family-sustaining, mostly local construction jobs, millions of dollars in local spending and additional tax revenues at a time when Northern Minnesota needs it most.
Enbridge says they are thankful to the thousands of Minnesotans, labor groups, communities, counties, Native Americans and elected officials who have been steadfast in their support of the pipeline replacement project.
The replacement of Line 3 is a safety and maintenance focused private investment in Minnesota's energy infrastructure. It is the best option for protecting the environment and communities while meeting the region's energy needs.