Borton-Lawson completed the planning of a 150 mile high pressure water infrastructure pipeline network in North Marcellus including all regulatory approvals and the design of all intakes, truck loadout facilities, booster stations, pipeline networks, electric utility coordination, impoundments, and all automation and control systems.
ChallengeClient required fast track planning, permitting, and engineering design for all facets of a high pressure freshwater infrastructure network in a rural mountainous area with substandard electrical service, numerous sensitive environmental features, and extensive topographical challenges.
SolutionMulti-disciplined capabilities and depth of expertise across engineering disciplines provided the Owner with the complete solution needed to complete this complex project. Turnkey services included all project management, survey, environmental and permitting services necessary to navigate landowner, routing, and regulatory obstacles; as well as all mechanical, electrical, structural, and I/C expertise needed to design a sophisticated high pressure network.
Challenge Client required an automated water transfer system to minimize the hauling of water utilizing trucks, expedite frac schedules, reduce operational costs, and minimize traffic impacts to the local roadway network.
Solution Designed an automated control system to remotely operate the entire network, including river intakes, booster stations, truck load out stations, monitoring of impoundments, and ensuring continual compliance with Susquehanna River Basin Permit requirements, and significantly reducing operational costs.