Terminal construction associated with the Cove Point Expansion
Project is about 30 percent complete.
The installation work, which
began in mid-August 2006, consists
primarily of two new liquefied natural
gas storage tanks along with the
related process equipment to
vaporize and send out up to 800,000
dekatherms of natural gas per day.
"The bulk of the site work at the
terminal has been roughed in," said
Dominion's Don Baumann, manager-
Engineering Projects. "In addition to
the construction of the two LNG
storage tanks, we're working on all
process equipment that is used to
transfer the LNG out of the tanks and
change it to a gaseous form."
As agreed with shippers to the
Cove Point terminal, a facility shut
down occurred during June to allow
tie-in work. The planned outage,
which ended in late June, also
allowed for maintenance on existing
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline
Safety and the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission have both
conducted regular inspection visits
at the terminal. In addition to these
regulatory inspections, Dominion
construction and environmental
personnel monitor the work for
safety or environmental concerns.
Construction and commissioning
work will continue for more than a
year with an expected in-service date
in late 2008.