Construction is officially underway in Pennsylvania on the greenfield portion of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline to connect abundant Marcellus gas supplies with markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.
In September 2017, construction broke ground in Pennsylvania, in Columbia and Wyoming counties as site preparation began for two new natural gas compressor facilities. Construction began last spring on the mainline portion of the Atlantic Sunrise project designed to accommodate bi-directional flow on the existing Transco pipeline system. A portion of the capacity created by these mainline modifications was recently placed into service.
Pipeline construction will consist of eight different construction spreads, six of which will be working concurrently in eight Pennsylvania counties. The 186-mile pipeline installation will be completed by four primary construction contractors (Henkels & McCoy, Inc., Latex Construction Company, Inc., Michels Corporation and Welded Construction).
If you are interested in receiving more information like this about the construction of this critical project, Atlantic Sunrise Construction Updates will be distributed periodically to provide educational materials on the pipeline construction process, as well as updates on the progress of construction throughout the year.
Numerous Pennsylvanians will benefit from multibillion-dollar investment in the Commonwealth — and not just those who will have jobs constructing and operating the pipeline. Atlantic Sunrise means continued job-growth opportunities in other sectors, along with affordable energy bills for residents and businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic.
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