Brunswick Pipeline Partners with Louisbourg Pipelines



    Construction contractor selected for proposed natural gas pipeline

    SAINT JOHN, NB, April 30 /CNW/ - Brunswick Pipeline announced today it
has awarded a conditional contract to Louisbourg Pipelines to construct the
proposed 145-km natural gas pipeline from the Canaport LNG terminal to connect
with the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline near St. Stephen, New Brunswick. The
project is subject to approval by the National Energy Board (NEB).
    "Selection of the right contractor is an essential building block to a
successful project," said Nancy MacLeod, Manager, Community Relations at
Brunswick Pipeline. "Louisbourg Pipelines' extensive knowledge and experience
in pipeline construction will ensure we establish a safe, reliable pipeline
system."
    As General Contractor, Louisbourg Pipelines will be responsible for the
majority of work associated with the construction of the proposed pipeline.
This will include right-of way clearing, grading, excavating, welding,
installing the pipe, backfilling the trench, testing, and right-of-way
restoration.
    "We are very pleased to have been selected to be a part of this important
energy project in New Brunswick," said Walter Martinello, President of
Louisbourg Pipelines. "We look forward to contributing in a significant way
and working proactively with Brunswick Pipeline and its project stakeholders
in planning the work."
    "By engaging the contractor early, we will be able to draw on their
expertise as we carry out planning activities over the next several months in
advance of construction," said MacLeod. "The planning work immediately ahead
of us includes project opportunities information sessions, engineering design,
environmental planning, detailed routing, and site specific construction and
restoration plans."
    The project will bring millions of dollars in direct and indirect
economic benefits to the region through construction work and supplies. As
General Contractor for the project Louisbourg Pipelines is eager to maximize
opportunities for local workers, businesses and First Nation organizations,
and will provide first consideration to New Brunswickers where competitive.
    "We will look first to businesses based in Atlantic Canada to fill
requirements for subcontractors, goods and services," said Martinello. "We
will award subcontracts on the basis of fair price, availability of the
product and the best service."
    Project Opportunities Information Sessions will be held this spring to
give an overview of the work for this project, provide information about local
business opportunities, augment Brunswick Pipeline's local services and
suppliers project database, and answer specific questions about the pipeline
construction process.

    About Louisbourg Pipelines

    Louisbourg Pipelines is a division of Simard-Beaudry Construction Inc., a
well-respected Canadian contractor construction company. They have significant
experience in executing all types of major civil engineering projects, such as
the construction of piers, bridges, tunnels, highways, dams, subway stations,
purification plants, special purpose building, maritime facilities and special
projects in remote areas. Louisbourg Pipelines and their affiliates have
constructed pipelines in many areas of Canada under a wide variety of
topographic and climatic conditions, including both rural and urban
environments in Atlantic Canada for the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline
(M&NP) mainline natural gas pipeline project, M&NP pipeline laterals to
Halifax and Saint John, and distribution pipeline construction for Enbridge
Gas New Brunswick.

    About Brunswick Pipeline

    Brunswick Pipeline is 100 % owned by Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) an energy
company based here in the Maritimes. We are proud to support the addition of a
new and abundant supply of clean-burning natural gas in our region.
    Brunswick Pipeline will deliver natural gas from the planned Canaport(TM)
Liquefied Natural Gas ("LNG") receiving and re-gasification terminal near
Saint John, New Brunswick to markets in Canada and the U.S. northeast. The 145
kilometer pipeline would extend through southwest New Brunswick to an
interconnection with the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline at the Canada/US
border near St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Visit Brunswick Pipeline's website at
www.brunswickpipeline.ca

    About Emera Inc.

    Emera Inc. (EMA-TSX) is an energy and services company with $4.0 billion
in assets. Electricity is Emera's core business. The company has two
wholly-owned regulated electric utility subsidiaries, Nova Scotia Power Inc.
and Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, which together serve 590,000 customers.
Emera also owns 19% of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited, which serves
more than 50,000 customers on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. In addition
to its electric utility investments, Emera has a joint venture interest in
Bear Swamp, a 600 megawatt pumped storage hydro-electric facility in northern
Massachusetts; a 12.9% interest in the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline; and
Emera Energy Services which manages energy assets on behalf of third parties
and provides related services. Visit Emera on the web at www.emera.com.




For further information:

For further information: Media: Nancy MacLeod, APR, Manager, Community
Relations, Brunswick Pipeline, (902) 428-6902

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