Michels brings new life to empty quarry

Michels Pipeline, Inc., working with Michels Construction, Inc., collaborated to convert an abandoned rock quarry in West Milford, New Jersey into a 20-acre natural gas compressor station. A key component of the East 300 Upgrade Project, Compressor Station 327 ties into one 24-inch and one 30-inch mainline, increasing capacity for the region that needed additional gas supply.

The project also included the installation of a 19,000-horsepower electric motor drive compressor with ventilation and lube oil systems, three gas filter separators, four bays of high-pressure gas coolers and other equipment.

The work, completed in November 2023, encompassed more than 3,800 cubic yards of concrete and more than 160 tons of reinforcing steel used to erect three buildings on-site. Established in 1959 in Brownsville, WI, Michels is an international leader in energy and infrastructure construction. The Michels Family of Companies is a collection of wholly owned infrastructure and energy companies providing contracting solutions under the Michels brand flagship.

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