Bright Station Expansion (Dawn-Parkway Expansion 2017)
Our new Bright "C" compressor station in the Township of Blandford-Blenheim is now in-service. Cleanup work will continue into 2018.
As construction winds down, Union Gas employees, our primary contractor AECON, and our subcontractors would like to extend a sincere thank you to the local community for its patience and understanding during these past two years of major construction.
Union Gas and its employees have been proud members of the Bright community for many years and we look forward to continuing to live and work here for many years to come!
- Ensure existing and future demand met
- New compressor facility
- Safety a priority
- Environment study part of project
Compression facilities are essential to the movement of natural gas through pipeline systems to supply homes and businesses across Ontario.
Natural gas is pressurized as it travels through our pipeline system. To ensure that the gas continues to flow optimally, it must be periodically compressed and pushed through pipelines.
Over distance, friction and geographic elevation differences slow the gas and reduce the pressure, so compressor stations are placed typically 65 to 115 kilometres apart along the pipeline to give the gas a “boost.” These stations operate day and night, year-round.
Compressor stations have a number of stringent safety systems and practices to protect the public, station employees and property.
We are committed to consult with surrounding landowners and other interested parties, and held an information session on April 1, 2015, in Plattsville.
The project received regulatory approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on Dec. 22, 2015. We completed construction in November 2017 and the compressor is now in-service. Clean-up activities will continue into 2018.