US Pipeline Project Update – September 24, 2015
USPL continues work in a busy 2015; after a very wet weather start of construction USPL is progressing very well toward an on time completion of the Enbridge Southern Access Extension (SAX) consisting of 167 miles of 24-inch pipeline in Illinois. USPL’s Station/Facility group recently completed major modifications to the Kinder Morgan-Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) Cobb Meter Station in West Virginia and is currently completing site/civil work for a ONEOK Compressor Station in Illinois. Additional pipeline construction projects just getting underway include the Williams Rock Springs Lateral which is approximately 12 miles of 20-inch pipeline in Pennsylvania and the Kinder Morgan North Mains Relocation that involves three (3) 24-inch pipelines that each require a 3.5 mile relocation; 10.5 miles of 24-inch total.
USPL is currently working on several projects across the country; including the Rocky Mountain Crude System Expansion, Phase II for Suncor which includes 9.6 miles of 16-inch and 1.5 miles of 10-inch pipeline in the metropolitan Denver area. This complicated project is mostly within an existing railroad right-of-way, has nearly 30 horizontal directional drills (HDDs) and seven (7) traditional bores; completion is expected in January of 2015. In Middlesex County, New Jersey USPL is in construction on the Williams Woodbridge Lateral project installing 2.34 miles of 20-inch pipeline including three (3) each HDDs and bores; this project completion is anticipated at the end of January 2015. In Iowa and Michigan, USPL is completing some work for MidAmerica/Northern Natural Gas; these projects are the Paullina-Aberdeen Mainline Pigging Modifications and the 12-inch Marquette Branch (5.5 miles)/6-inch Ishpeming Replacement (1.5 miles).
USPL is in the final punch-list and completion phase on two (2) projects for Enbridge, both related to the Flanagan South Project. These projects included spreads 3 and 4 of the pipeline, including 301 miles of 36-inch in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma terminating at Cushing, OK and the terminal modifications at the Enbridge Cushing Terminal.
For 2015, USPL will be completing the Enbridge Southern Access Extension (SAX) project totaling 167 miles of 24-inch. Currently, some preliminary work to clean the existing Luxor pipeline and pre-clearing of trees, necessary due to some habitat restrictions, is underway.