FERC has approved Williams’ request to place into service the Mainline B Replacement facilities in Prince William County, Va., as part of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project.
According to FERC’s Rich McGuire, Director, Division of Gas – Environment and Engineering, Williams will not begin flowing the additional volumes certificated under the project and will not collect project- related revenue for these facilities until service is authorized by the commission.
The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project includes the following:
- Approximately 183 miles of new greenfield pipe (Central Penn North & Central Penn South)
- Two pipeline loops totaling about 12 miles (Chapman Loop, Unity Loop)
Two and half miles of existing pipeline replacement
- Two new compressor facilities in Pennsylvania
- Other facility additions or modifications in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina
Once finished, the project will add 1.7 million Dth/d of pipeline capacity to Williams’ Transco system, and is expected to be placed in service in 2018.