Williams Partners L.P. expects to begin construction on its Hillabee Expansion Project, which was approved by FERC. The project involves the expansion of Williams Partners’ Transco pipeline system to serve the growing need for natural gas in Florida.
The first phase of the project is expected to go into service in May 2017. It will provide incremental firm capacity from certain receipt points located at Transco’s Station 85 in Choctaw County, Ala. to a proposed point of interconnection between Transco and the Sabal Trail pipeline in Tallapoosa County, Ala. Sabal Trail will acquire by lease 100% of such capacity on a long-term basis.
To be constructed in three phases, the Hillabee Expansion is designed to add a total of approximately 1.13 us per day of pipeline capacity to the Transco system by May 2021. The expansion involves the construction of approximately 43 miles of additional pipe segments in Alabama, a new compressor facility in Choctaw County, as well as modifications to other existing compressor stations and valve sites.