Dominion Starts Cove Point Construction

Dominion Resources has begun construction-related activities for the Cove Point LNG export project, one of the largest private investments ever in Maryland.

Dominion’s Diane Leopold noted that the project underwent a comprehensive three-year regulatory review and approval process and that more than 60 approvals and permits were required before construction could begin. “The Cove Point facility has been on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay as an LNG import terminal for nearly 40 years,” she said.

“While we are making a substantial investment to add export capabilities, we intend to keep unchanged our commitment to being a good neighbor and responsible steward of the environment.”

Construction activities include initial preparations for work site clearing and grading. Activities were initiated earlier this month at two off-site locations, a temporary pier being built on the Patuxent River to receive barge shipments of large equipment and a temporary location for offices, material staging, and parking for project construction workers.

Dominion News Release > http://bit.ly/1wK7GpQ

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