FERC has approved Williams’ request to place into service the Mainline A Replacement facilities in Prince William County, Va., as part of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project.
According to FERC’s Division of Gas – Environment and Engineering Director Rich McGuire, the requested service is intended only to reestablish transportation service along this portion of the existing Transco system.
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.