Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC (Transco) has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval to begin the construction of compressor stations 605 and 610 for the Atlantic Sunrise Project — an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect Marcellus shale gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.
Compressor Station 605 is a new 30,000-hp (22,380-kW) electric motor-driven compressor station in Clinton Township, Pennsylvania, USA, being constructed by VEC Inc. Compressor Station 610 is a new 40,000-hp (29,840-kW) electric motor-driven compressor station in Orange Township, Pennsylvania, being constructed by LMC Industrial Contractors Inc.
Pipeline construction will begin later this month and will consist of eight different construction spreads, six of which will be working concurrently in eight Pennsylvania counties. The 186-mi. (299-km) pipeline installation will be completed by four primary construction contractors (Henkels & McCoy Inc., Latex Construction Company Inc., Michels Corporation, and Welded Construction).
Pipeline and compressor station construction is anticipated to last approximately 10 months. The nearly US$3 billion project, which is designed to increase natural gas deliveries by 1.7 Bcfd (48 x 106 m3/d), is scheduled to be placed into full service in mid-2018.