Pipeline Construction Project Can Be Placed in Service in Virginia, W.Va

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FERC has approved TransCanada’s request to place into service the Line WB2VA Integrity Project in Hardy County, West Virginia, and Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham, and Greene Counties, Virginia.

The Line WB2VA Integrity Project involved modifying portions of the existing WB2VA line to facilitate the use of the smart pig inline inspection technology. This technology will permit TransCanada to obtain more complete and thorough information concerning the condition of the pipeline, including the detection of corrosion, cracks, laminations, deformations or other defects. The project also included the installation of various pieces of auxiliary equipment, including launchers and receivers, replacement of existing mainline valves, replacement of an existing dual pipe river crossing, and replacement of short sections of existing pipeline within or proximate to existing compressor stations, to create a common diameter pipeline from beginning to end that can be internally inspected using smart pigs.

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