FERC has approved Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC’s and Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc.’s request to commence the following construction activities associated with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Supply Header Project in West Virginia:
- Full construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Marts Compressor Station and the Kincheloe Meter and Regulating (M&R) Station in Lewis County
- Mechanized tree clearing and site grading at the Supply Header Project’s Mockingbird Hill Compressor Station in Wetzel County
According to FERC’s David Swearingen, a 25-foot construction setback from all waterbodies which reside within the footprint of the Marts Compressor Station and the Kincheloe M&R Station must also be employed.
The 600-mile underground Atlantic Coast Pipeline will originate in West Virginia, travel through Virginia, and then continue south into eastern North Carolina, ending in Robeson County. The project also includes a lateral extending to Chesapeake, Virginia, and two additional laterals that will connect to two Dominion Energy electric generating facilities in Brunswick County, North Carolina and Greenville County, Virginia.
The Supply Header Project includes 37.5 miles of natural gas pipeline and the modification of existing compression facilities in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Both projects are expected to be placed in service towards the end of 2019.