FERC has approved Williams’ request to place into service the remaining facilities constructed as part of the New York Bay Expansion Project in Chester County, Pennsylvania; Middlesex County, New Jersey; and Richmond County, New York.
According to FERC’s J. Rich McGuire, the company has adequately stabilized areas disturbed by construction and that restoration is proceeding satisfactorily. McGuire added that because final clean-up and seeding will be completed later this month, and additional restoration activities are planned for spring 2018, Williams will continue to monitor the project area and file monthly status reports through spring 2018.
The New York Bay Expansion Project included 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 also involved modifications to existing Transco meter & regulator stations in Middlesex County, N.J., and Richmond County, N.Y., and will provide National Grid with an additional 115,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day.