Rockies Express Pipeline selected Quanta Services to provide turnkey engineering, procurement and construction services for the REX Zone Three Capacity Enhancement Project. Quanta subsidiaries QPS Engineering and Price Gregory International will play key roles in the project, which includes installing three new compressor stations and upgrading of two existing stations.
As the only domestic pipeline that links the Rocky Mountain and Appalachian supply basins to the Midwest and Gulf Coast markets, REX is an important outlet for producers moving natural gas from the Rockies and Utica/Marcellus shale plays to these major consumer markets which serve millions of natural gas consumers.
Quanta has begun engineering and other front-end services for the project, with construction expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016 or when REX receives the required regulatory approvals. Subject to obtaining these approvals, completion is expected in late 2016.
Once the project is complete, the new and upgraded facilities are expected to create up to 800,000 Dth/d of additional natural gas takeaway capacity from the Appalachian Basin to Midwestern and other high-demand natural gas markets.