Garden State Gets Go-Ahead For New Compression

Transco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners, has received FERC approval to construct and operate its Garden State Expansion Project. The Project will provide 180 MMcf/d of capacity from Transco’s Station 210 in Mercer County, New Jersey, USA, to a new delivery point with New Jersey Natural Gas Company in Burlington County, New Jersey.

The project has been designed to provide up to 180,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas service in two phases to a new delivery point with New Jersey Natural Gas in Burlington County. The project will include the installation of a new compressor station, meter and regulating station on land located in Burlington County. It will also require modifications and the addition of compression at an existing compressor station.

Phase one, with a target in-service date of Q4 2016, includes a new meter and regulating station on the Transco Trenton Woodbury Lateral in Burlington County, New Jersey; the uprate of an existing electric motor drive to 25,000 hp and modification of the associated compressor unit at an existing Transco compressor station in Mercer County, New Jersey; and related appurtenant underground and aboveground facilities.

Phase two, with a target in-service date of Q3 2017, includes a new 30,500 horsepower, electric motor-driven compressor station and associated electrical substation on the Transco Trenton Woodbury Lateral in Burlington County; the uprate of two existing electric motor drives to 16,000 hp each and replacement of the associated compressor units at an existing Transco compressor station in Mercer County; and related appurtenant underground and aboveground facilities.