Atlantic Bridge Project Can Commence Partial Operations

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FERC has approved Enbridge’s request to place into service the following Atlantic Bridge Project facilities to provide 40,000 dekatherms per day of incremental firm transportation service (out of the 132,705 dekatherms per day of total project capacity):

  • Southeast Discharge Take-up and Relay in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Modified Oxford Compressor Station in New Haven County, Connecticut
  • Modified Chaplin Compressor Station in Windham County, Connecticut
  • Modified Danbury Meter Station
  • Modified Stony Point Compressor Station in Rockland County, New York

Once completed, the Atlantic Bridge Project will provide additional capacity on Enbridge’s Algonquin Gas Transmission and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline systems to transport reliable, economical natural gas into New England and to specific end use markets in the Canadian Maritime provinces.

The project includes:

  • Construction of approximately 6.3 miles of 42-inch diameter mainline take-up and relay pipeline within Algonquin’s existing footprint in New York and Connecticut
  • Construction of a new compressor station with 7,700 horsepower in Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • Addition of two new compressor units, for a total of 14,000 additional horsepower, at two existing compressor stations in Connecticut
  • Replacement of two existing compressor units, for a total of 1,500 additional horsepower, at an existing compressor station in Connecticut
  • Uprate capacity in one compressor unit, for a total of 3,300 additional horsepower, at an existing compressor station in New York
  • Construction of a new meter station in Connecticut and modifications to existing meter stations in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine

The project is expected to be in service in November 2017.

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