Lowell, Mass. – April 22, 2016 – TRC Companies, Inc., a recognized leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services, has been selected by PSNC Energy, a SCANA company, to provide $12.4 million of additional engineering design, mapping, right-of-way and surveying services for the second phase of a natural gas pipeline replacement and upsizing project in North Carolina. When complete, the project will result in improved line integrity, enhanced safety and additional capacity for economic development using clean-burning gas.
“We are proud to continue our relationship with PSNC Energy, especially on a project that supports the structural integrity of such an important pipeline,” said Chris Vincze, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TRC. “Participating in the entirety of this project has enabled TRC to showcase our expertise across a number of practices. We’re honored to have been selected again based on our efforts during the first phase.”
TRC is continuing to participate in the first phase of the project, which involves the removal and replacement of 26 miles of existing pipelines. Phase I began in January 2015 and is expected to be in-service in June 2016. During the second phase of the project, which involves the installation of 46 miles of a new, larger pipeline, TRC will support PSNC with respect to design and documentation for future integrity maintenance. Planning for Phase II began in March 2016, and construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2017.
“The new pipeline system will benefit not just our company, but the entire surrounding community,” said Andrew Moore, Manager of Operations for PSNC Energy. “TRC has been an integral part of this project since day one, and we’re looking forward to working with them to successfully bring the next phase online.”
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