- Industrial Info Resources based in Sugarland, Texas, said it has been tracking the contracting activity of Houston-based Troy Construction and has determined that the company has almost $1.5 billion of natural gas pipeline projects underway.
- Industrial Info said that while Troy has a wide variety of customers, the highest-value projects it is working on are for companies like Targa Resources Corp., Kinder Morgan Inc., DCP Midstream LP, Williams Companies Inc. and Cheniere Energy Inc. According to the December/January edition of Pipeliners Hall of Fame News, 2018 kicked off with two new projects for Troy — a 51-mile Enable Energy pipeline near Ardmore, Oklahoma, and 70 miles of the Enterprise Orla Residue Pipeline near Orla, Texas. In the February/March 2018 edition, the publication announced that Piedmont Gas awarded Troy the contract for a 35-mile pipeline in North Carolina. Troy and Sunland Construction were also expected to start construction in March on a 162-mile contract in Louisiana for Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
- Troy is benefiting from increased domestic and foreign demand for U.S. natural gas, which necessitates that Troy and companies like it build more lines to convey natural gas to both domestic power plants and export terminals.
Of course, other contractors are benefiting from the rising demand for natural gas as well.
In June, Bechtel announced that Sempra Energy of San Diego had selected it to help develop an up to $9 billion LNG facility in Port Arthur, Texas, which will include two natural gas liquefaction trains, feed gas pre-treatment facilities, natural gas liquids and refrigerant storage and up to three gas tanks. Bechtel will act as the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contractor for that project. Cheniere Energy also brought Bechtel on board to build the $11 billion Train 3 expansion at the company's Corpus Christi, Texas, liquefaction project.
Although it did not name a contractor, Canada-based Pieridae Energy is getting ready to start construction on a $10 billion LNG plant in Nova Scotia. The company has been negotiating with local building trade unions and expects approximately 3,500 workers — about 30% of Nova Scotia's unionized trades — to man the job, which will start construction in 2019.
Canada's First Nations contractors will also be able to keep busy with $800 million of contracts for TransCanada Corp.'s $3.8 billion, 418-mile Coastal GasLink pipeline to an $11 billion export terminal on the British Columbian coast, according to Natural Gas Intelligence.