ACP – Atlantic Coast Pipeline – West Virginia - Project Profile
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP), formed by Duke Energy Corp. (DUK), Dominion Resources, Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) and AGL Resources (AGL), is planning to undertake the construction of a pipeline from West Virginia to eastern North Carolina, the US.
The project involves the construction of 966km of natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to eastern North Carolina to carry up to 1.5 billion cubic feet per day of methane. The project includes the construction of 536km of 42-inch-diameter pipe in West Virginia and Virginia, and a 299.3km of 36-inch-diameter pipe in North Carolina, 134km of a 20-inch-diameter lateral pipeline; and 2.5km of a 16-inch-diameter lateral pipeline.
The project also includes the construction of 3 new compressor stations, 9m and regulating (M&R) stations, 11 pig launcher and receiver facilities, 38 valves in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, pumping stations and other related facilities, and the installation of safety and security systems.
The pipeline will be underground, from West Virginia to Robeson County, North Carolina, covered by between three to five feet of soil cover.
The project is one of the US government’s 50 priority infrastructure projects listed under the "Priority List: Emergency & National Security Projects" document.
In April 2014, DUK and PNY received a response from the five companies.
In September 2014, DUK and PNY selected Dominion Resources to build and operate the proposed pipeline project. Dominion undertakes the project through a services agreement with its Dominion Transmission subsidiary, which will oversee siting, permitting, engineering and legal issues.
In addition to its role as builder and operator, Dominion will be one of the pipeline’s four owners.
In February 2015, ACP signed an agreement with Dura-Bond Industries to produce steel pipe for the project.The value of a contract is more than US$400 million.
On May 19, 2015, ACP filed 12 draft environmental resource reports to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
On September 21, 2015, ACP has submitted the official application to the FERC for permission to build a transmission pipeline.
In January 2016, the FERC have informed Atlantic Coast Pipeline that alternate routes may have less of an impact on a pair of national forests, and potentially sending the project back to the drawing board they are interested in a more southerly route as the project will cross portions of the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests.
On January 26, 2016, the Forest Service rejected the route primarily because of the adverse impacts on nature.
On February 12, 2016, the project has formally adopted an alternate route through the National Forests.
On September 21, 2016, ACP signed a construction contract with Spring Ridge Constructors, LLC (SRC), a joint venture of Price Gregory International, Inc., Quanta Services, Inc.(PWR) company; U.S. Pipeline, Inc.; SMPC, LLC; and Rockford Corporation, a Primoris Services Corporation (PRIM) company. The joint venture will serve as the lead construction contractor.
On December 5, 2016, Johnston County, North Carolina approved land for the construction of the pipeline. Doyle Land Services, Inc. is the agent for county's 12.1ha of land on behalf of the project.
On December 30, 2016, FERC issued the initial Draft Environmental Impact Statement(EIS) on the project. The final EIS certificate will be issued in April 2017.
In February 2017, Staunton City Council submitted a letter to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, strongly opposing the project.
Site preparation works are expected to commence in November 2017. The construction works on Northampton, Halifax, Nash, Robeson and Cumberland counties expected to commence from February 2018 and in Northampton, Nash, Wilson, Johnston, Sampson and Cumberland counties happening from February 2019. The entire project is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The project involves the construction of a 966km natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to eastern North Carolina, the US.
The US$5,500 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a 42-inch diameter pipe in West Virginia and Virginia
2. Construction of a 36-inch diameter pipe in North Carolina
3. Construction of pumping stations
4. Installation of safety and security systems
5. Construction of 2.5km of a 16-inch-diameter lateral pipeline
6. Construction of 134km of a 20-inch-diameter lateral pipeline
7. Construction of 3 new compressor stations
8. Construction of 38 valves in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina
9. Construction of receiver facilities
10. Installation of 11 pig launcher
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