Fluor Corporation has been awarded a contract by NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for an approximately 250 mile natural gas transmission pipeline in Ohio and Michigan that is capable of transporting 2 billion ft3/d. Fluor booked the contract for an undisclosed value in the first quarter of 2015.
“This project is an example of how Fluor can deliver our integrated solutions to support the continued industrial and consumer demand for natural gas in the US,” said Pierre Bechelany, Fluor’s senior vice president of Pipelines and LNG. “This new award demonstrates Fluor’s strengthened position in the North America pipeline market, and we will bring our decades of pipeline design and construction experience to deliver cost and schedule efficiencies to the NEXUS project.”
Fluor is responsible for engineering, procurement, construction and project management services for the mainline pipeline, which will be up to 42 in. dia.
In addition to the main line, Fluor is designing and managing the construction of up to four compressor stations in Ohio to maintain the pressure needed to push the gas through the pipeline as well as four meter stations that will provide flow control and gas quality monitoring services.
DTE Energy Company and Spectra Energy Partners, LP, are the lead developers of the NEXUS Project. The NEXUS Project is expected to cost approximately US$2 billion and is designed to deliver incremental production from the Utica and Marcellus Shale plays to meet growing demand for natural gas by distribution and end use markets in the Upper Midwest and Canada.
Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton