Pennsylvania Project To Utilize Turbine-Powered Compression

Map Courtesy Of Transco

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company (Transco) has filed an application with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and operate its Leidy South project in Pennsylvania, USA. The project will expand Transco’s existing pipeline system to enable it to provide an additional 582,400 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service to three shippers and abandon a small portion of its existing facilities.

In order to create the firm transportation capacity under the project, Transco requests authorization to construct, modify, and operate the following compressor stations:

Compressor Station 605

Located in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, Transco will increase the certificated station horsepower of the two electric motor-driven units from a combined total of 30,000 hp (22,380 kW) to a combined total of 42,000 hp (31,332 kW) and modify existing coolers.

Compressor Station 607

Located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Transco will installation two new Solar Titan 130-23502S turbine-driven compressor units, each rated 23,465 hp (17,504 kW), for a total addition of 46,930 hp (35,009 kW).

Compressor Station 610

Located in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, Transco will add 33,871 hp (25,267 kW) of compression, including the addition of one new Solar Titan 250 gas turbine-driven compressor unit rated at 31,871 hp (23,775 kW); increase the certificated horsepower of the two existing electric motor-driven units from 20,000 hp (14,920 kW) each to 21,000 hp (15,666 kW); re-wheel the two-existing electric-driven compressors; and add additional gas cooling.

Compressor Station 620

Located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Transco will install one new Solar Titan 250 gas turbine-driven compressor unit rated at 31,871 hp.