Enbridge signs letter of intent for Line 5 segment relocation project
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Enbridge, Inc., North America’s largest energy infrastructure company, has signed a letter of intent with Michels Pipeline, Inc. as the mainline contractor for the Line 5 Segment Relocation Project in Wisconsin. Michels Pipeline, Inc., headquartered in Brownsville, Wis., is part of the Michels family of companies. Combined, Michels is an international energy and infrastructure contractor with more than 60 years of pipeline construction experience.
The project is expected to bring significant economic benefits to Ashland, Bayfield and Iron counties, as well as the state of Wisconsin. According to an economic impact study from Capital Policy Analytics, the project will support 700 direct family-supporting construction jobs. It’s estimated that $46 million will be spent specifically contracting with Native-owned businesses, in Tribal communities, and on training and hiring Native American workers. It’s anticipated Native American workers will make up 10% of the project’s direct workforce.
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