The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Tulsa, OK-based Williams Partners’ expansion of Transco’s fully contracted Dalton Expansion Project, designed to provide additional natural gas service to utility companies and the city of Cartersville in northwest Georgia. Construction on the Dalton Expansion Project is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2016 with completion targeted for 2017.
The proposed project consists of 115 miles of new steel pipe ranging from 16 to 30 inches and extending from the existing Transco pipeline in Coweta County, GA, to new delivery points in Paulding and Murray Counties. The pipeline is being designed to transport 448,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day. In addition, Williams is proposing construction of a compressor facility in Carroll County, as well as three metering facilities and other related pipe and valve modifications to existing facilities.
The project is part of Williams Partners’ 2016 growth capital funding plan that includes $1.3 billion for Transco expansions and other interstate pipeline growth projects.