FERC OK’s Atlantic Bridge Construction

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FERC has approved Enbridge’s request to proceed with construction of the following meter and regulating stations for the Atlantic Bridge Project:

  • Salem Pike Meter Station in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Needham Regulator Station in Needham, Massachusetts
  • Pine Hills Meter Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Plymouth Meter Station in Plymouth, Massachusetts

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 Atlantic Bridge 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
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