A 728-mile Northern Gateway oil pipeline project in Canada between Alberta and British Columbia that will be used to transport petroleum and condensate could bring significant earnings potential for engineering consultants and contractors, says Ray Doering, head of regulatory engineering and design for Enbridge. The total cost of the project is estimated at $5.5 billion, and $4.3 billion is expected to be used for labor during the construction process. "Just in that design phase, where we're collecting and assessing data to support the detailed design, we're looking at in excess of $200 million," he says.

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