The Antero West Union Pipeline project is located in Doddridge County, West Virginia. Kleinfelder designed the additional pipeline infrastructure needed to connect multiple natural gas wells in the south to a compressor facility at the north end of the line, traversing a total of 5.25 miles.
The project involved multiple stakeholders, including state and federal regulatory agencies, and their associated permitting requirements. The stream and wetland crossings required a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pre-Construction Notification and Nationwide 12 Permit Application that, after initial submission, needed to be amended due to unexpected pipeline re-routes. Further design challenges included the design of the horizontal directional drill (HDD), which was needed to run the line under a state highway.
Kleinfelder submitted requests for permits and subsequent amendments as soon as needs were identified, keeping the project on schedule despite unexpected changes. Quick response time in terms of permit revisions was accomplished, including the design for the HDD that spanned 2,200 feet.
Kleinfelder’s ability to manage a large array of stakeholders kept the project on track despite unexpected changes, while meeting state and federal regulatory agencies requirements throughout the project. As a result, when design changes were announced, Kleinfelder was able to quickly obtain permit amendments from the stakeholders to maintain the project schedule.
New Milton, West Virginia
Antero Resources Corporation