Turbine-Powered Compression For Broad Run Expansion Project

Map courtesy of Kinder Morgan.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. (Tennessee Gas) has received authorization to construct and operate its Broad Run Expansion Project. When completed, the project will provide 200 MMcfd (566,337 m3/d) of capacity to meet market needs in the southern United States.

Tennessee Gas, a Kinder Morgan company, filed its application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on January 31, 2015. The company will construct, install, modify, operate, and maintain compression facilities in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, USA.

The project, as presented to FERC, includes the following:

  • Construction of Compressor Station 118A in Kanawha County, West Virginia, which will include the installation of one new Solar Taurus 70 turbine/compressor unit that is ISO rated at 10,771 hp (8035 kW), as well as construction and installation of a compressor building, station piping, and other ancillary equipment.
  • Construction of Compressor Station 119A in Kanawha County, West Virginia, which will include the installation of one new Solar Titan 130 turbine/compressor unit that is ISO rated at 20,500 hp (15,293 kW), as well as construction and installation of a compressor building, station piping, and other ancillary equipment.
  • Construction of Compressor Station 875 in Madison County, Kentucky, which will include the installation of one new Solar Mars turbine/compressor unit that is ISO rated at 16,000 hp (11,936 kW), as well as construction and installation of a compressor building, station piping, and other ancillary equipment.
  • Construction of Compressor Station 563 in Davidson County, Tennessee, which will include installation of two new Solar Titan 250 turbine/compressor units that are each ISO rated at 30,000 hp (22,380 kW), as well as construction and installation of a compressor building, station piping, and other ancillary equipment.
  • Installation of two new Solar Mars 100 turbine/compressor units, each ISO rated at 16,000 hp at existing Compressor Station 106 in Powell County, Kentucky. These new units will provide 11,700 hp (8728 kW) for the market component of the project, with the remaining 20,300 hp (17,158 kW) dedicated to replacing the horsepower of the abandoned compressor units.
  • Installation of one new Solar Titan 130 turbine/compressor unit, ISO rated at 20,500 hp (8243 kW) at existing Compressor Station 114 in Boyd County, Kentucky. This new unit will provide 11,050 hp (for the market component of the project, with the remaining 9450 hp (7050 kW) dedicated to replacing the horsepower of the abandoned compressor units.

Tennessee Gas is targeting an in-service date of November 1, 2017.