Fort Chicago announces completion of purchase of Colorado Power Facility


    Trading Symbol:  FCE.UN
    Exchange:  TSX

    CALGARY, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Fort Chicago Energy Partners L.P. ("Fort
Chicago") announced today that it has completed the previously announced
purchase of a 100% interest in the Brush II Generation Facility, a nominal
70 megawatt ("MW") natural gas fired combined cycle power generation facility
situated in a 280 MW, multi-unit complex in Brush Colorado, approximately
150 kilometres northeast of Denver. The aggregate purchase price paid was
approximately US$32 million, including working capital at closing, and was
financed from existing bank credit facilities.
    Fort Chicago is a publicly traded limited partnership based in Calgary,
Alberta, that owns and operates energy infrastructure assets across North
America. Its Class A Units are listed on the TSX under the symbol FCE.UN and
have been assigned a stability rating by Dominion Bond Rating Service and
Standard & Poor's of STA-2 (low) and SR-2, respectively. Fort Chicago is
engaged in three principal businesses: a pipeline transportation business
comprised of interests in two pipeline systems, the Alliance Pipeline and the
Alberta Ethane Gathering System; an NGL extraction business which includes a
significant interest in a world-class extraction facility near Chicago; and a
power business with cogeneration facilities in Ontario and California,
district energy systems in Ontario and Prince Edward Island and waste heat
power facilities along the Alliance Pipeline. Fort Chicago and its businesses
are also actively developing a number of greenfield investment opportunities
that will be a key source of future growth, including LNG and pipeline
facilities on the U.S. west coast, Alberta-based ethane and NGL extraction
facilities, repowering and expansion opportunities at the California power
facilities and a Nova Scotia-based underground natural gas storage facility.

    Class A Unit Ownership Restrictions

    Fort Chicago is organized in accordance with the terms and conditions of
a limited partnership agreement which provides that no Class A Units may be
transferred to, among other things, a person who is a "non-resident" of
Canada, a person in which an interest would be a "tax shelter investment" or a
partnership which is not a "Canadian partnership" for purposes of the Income
Tax Act (Canada).

For further information:

For further information: Stephen H. White, President and C.E.O.; Hume D.
Kyle, Vice President, Finance and C.F.O., Fort Chicago Energy Partners L.P.,
Livingston Place, Suite 440, 222 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2P 0B4,
Phone: (403) 296-0140, Fax: (403) 213-3648,

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