FERC has approved Williams’ request to place into service the facilities installed at the Downingtown Meter and Regulation Station and the modifications to the Narrows Meter Station as part of the New York Bay Expansion Project in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Richmond County, New York.
According to FERC’s J. Rich McGuire, Williams is maintaining adequate stabilization at the construction site and although restoration is not complete at this time, the company says it will complete the remaining cleanup and restoration activities by mid-September and provide photographic documentation of the status of revegetation in its ongoing weekly status reports.
The New York Bay Expansion Project includes the installation of additional horsepower at three existing Transco compressor facilities, uprating Transco’s existing Lower New York Bay lateral and replacing 0.2 miles of 42-inch pipe in Middlesex County, N.J. The project will also involve modifications to existing Transco meter & regulator stations in Middlesex County, N.J., and Richmond County, N.Y.
Once completed, it will provide National Grid with an additional 115,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day in time for the 2017/2018 winter heating season. The project is expected to be finished in the fourth quarter of 2017.