TransCanada announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas Natural del Noroeste, was awarded the contract to build, own and operate the El Oro-to-Mazatlan Pipeline (Mazatlan Pipeline) in Mexico, following a successful bid to the Comision Federal de Electricidad, or CFE, Mexico's federal power company. The Mazatlan Pipeline project, with an estimated investment of approximately US$400 million by TransCanada, will begin at El Oro and end in Mazatlan, in the state of Sinaloa. The 24-inch diameter pipeline will be approximately 413 kilometres, or 257 miles, long and have contracted capacity of 202 million cubic feet a day. The pipeline is expected to be in service in Q4 of 2016. It will interconnect with the El Encino-to-Topolobampo Pipeline that TransCanada was awarded the contract to build, own and operate last week at an estimated cost of $1.0B. Construction of the two new pipelines is supported by 25-year natural gas transportation service contracts with the CFE.