National Grid Upgrades Delivery Systems New York

May 2013, Vol. 240, No. 5

National Grid began construction in late March to connect its existing distribution systems in Brooklyn and Queens which will provide additional natural gas and meet future energy needs for customers. This is the first pipeline to be installed in the area in 50 years.

National Grid will install 1.6 miles of 26-inch and 12-inch coated steel pipeline. The pipelines will be installed in a previously established cable area across the Rockaway Inlet. National Grid and its contractors will use horizontal directional drilling to install the pipelines 50 feet below the seabed of the Rockaway Inlet. This portion of the work is expected to be completed in May. The project is scheduled for completion in November.