New Ventures

Currently developing North America’s first integrated PDH and PP complex, which is expected to be the lowest GHG emitting plant of its kind.

Inter Pipeline’s new ventures segment focuses on the development of large-scale innovative projects to create new cash flow streams, while better serving its customers through enhanced services or market access.

These investments meet Inter Pipeline’s criteria of being complementary to the existing portfolio of infrastructure assets or provide a new growth platform, with sizable organic growth opportunities.

Bow River Carbon Capture Storage Hub

This project highlights our commitment to sustainable operations

Inter Pipeline is pleased to be invited to work with Alberta Energy to further evaluate development of an environmentally safe carbon storage hub. The location outlined in our application for this tenure is north of Cochrane where we currently operate the Cochrane natural gas extraction plant. This project highlights Inter Pipeline’s commitment to sustainable operations through reducing emissions both at its own assets and at those of others in the energy industry. We look forward to working closely with the Government of Alberta to clarify and formalize next steps.

View the Government of Alberta’s news release here.

Inter Pipeline is pleased to be partnering with Entropy Inc. on this initiative. Entropy is an organization that specializes in carbon capture and storage technology. Brookfield Renewable announced a substantial investment in Entropy earlier this year through its Global Transition Fund.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners acquired Inter Pipeline in 2021.

View Brookfield Renewables news release on Entropy investment here.

HPC site at night

Heartland Petrochemical Complex

Our Heartland Complex has entered commercial production as North America’s only single-site propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) operation.

What is the Heartland Petrochemical Complex and why are we doing it?

Inter Pipeline’s new ventures business includes the Heartland Petrochemical Complex, a world-scale integrated complex comprised of a propane dehydrogenation plant (PDH Plant) and polypropylene plant (PP Plant) and a co-generation central utilities block (CUB) in Strathcona County, Alberta, near the Redwater Olefinic Fractionator. The Heartland Petrochemical Complex is designed to convert locally sourced, low-cost propane into 525,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene, an easily transported plastic used in the manufacturing of a wide range of finished products.

The Heartland Complex will materially diversify and strengthen Inter Pipeline’s existing large-scale NGL processing business, while creating an attractive new market for Alberta propane.

Asset: Heartland Petrochemical Complex
Ownership: 100%
Input Capacity: 22,000 b/d of propane
Output Capacity: 525,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene

Watch our build from day one

The completion of this mega project is the manifestation of more than 20-million hours of labour and effort by thousands of people from across Alberta and beyond, spanning more than a decade in total. North America’s only single-site PDH/PP complex is using leading technologies to convert locally sourced, low-cost propane into polypropylene. Heartland will reach a nameplate capacity of ~1.1 billion pounds of polypropylene per year. Production currently focuses on serving the high demand for film, sheet extrusion, fibres and injection molding.

Watch Heartland come to life from the ground up in the video below.

The idea was big, the opportunity, even bigger

Heartland began with a big idea. An idea for the future of Canada’s petrochemical industry, and for Alberta’s economy. Drawing on parent company Inter Pipeline’s two decades of industry experience, and after over ten years of planning and construction, this idea has moved from the drafting table to the field. We are thrilled to reach completion of this project and bring better directly to our customers.

Watch the video below to see our story take shape.

Virtual Tour of HPC

Join HPC Project Director Neil Montgomery for a behind the scenes look at the Heartland Petrochemical Complex.

Creating Value – Heartland Petrochemical Complex

Inter Pipeline – Making Moves

See the story of the moves and installation of some of the HPC’s largest components moved over the road in Canadian history.

HPC Video Gallery

View our video gallery for the latest progress updates at our Heartland Petrochemical Complex.

Video Gallery

Plastics Research in Action

Our ten-year agreement with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology will uncover new ways to reuse and recycle plastic in Canada.

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