Gulf South Pipeline Company LP (Gulf South) has received necessary approval to begin construction of the Wilson Compressor Station, part of Gulf South’s Coastal Bend Header Project.
Located in Wharton County, Texas, USA, the Wilson Compressor Station will consist of two Solar Taurus 70 turbines and three Solar Titan 130 turbines with a combined rating of 83,597 hp (62,363 kW).
Gulf South requested authorization to construct, own, operate, and maintain the Coastal Bend Header Project in June 2015. The project will consist of a new 66-mile (106 km) 36-in. (914-mm) diameter pipeline lateral and necessary compression, and expansion of Gulf South’s existing Index 129 Legacy System.
In addition to the Wilson Compression Station, the project requires construction and operation of the new Brazos Compressor Station located in Fort Bend County, Texas, consisting of a 26,400 hp (19,694 kW) electric motor driven compressor station facility; construction and operation of the new North Houston Compressor Station located in Harris County, Texas, consisting of a 10,700 hp (7982 kW) electric motor driven compressor station facility; modifications to the existing Goodrich Compressor Station located in Polk County, Texas, consisting of piping modifications to allow for station flow reversal from north to south; and modifications to the former Magasco Compressor Station located in Sabine County, Texas, consisting of modifications at the former station to allow for station flow reversal from north to south and the installation of one 15,748 hp (11,748 kW) Solar Mars 100 turbine compressor station facility.