AUT Specialists has been awarded spreads 3 and 4 of the Fayetteville Express Project (FEP) by Willbros Construction out of Houston, Texas. The project start date is mid-March 2010.
The 185-mile natural gas pipeline will originate in Conway County, Arkansas, continue eastward through White County, Arkansas, and terminate at an interconnect with Trunkline Gas Company in Panola County, Mississippi. FEP will deliver clean-burning natural gas supplies from the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas to communities along the route. In addition, it will provide an alternate route for natural gas when hurricanes and tropical storms disrupt offshore and coastal supplies.
FEP is a joint venture between Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. Willbros' scope of work includes 120 miles of 42-inch pipeline with wall thicknesses ranging from .555" to .888" wall. It originates near Bald Knob, Arkansas and ends at the Trunkline interconnection. The project is expected to begin construction in April 2010 and be completed in October 2010.
AUT Specialists LLC provides a worldwide service in the non-destructive testing industry. It specializes in the highly effective use of automated ultrasonic testing to inspect pipeline girth welds in the construction phase of oil and gas pipelines. Other offered services include radiography, magnetic particle, and dye penetrant testing.