Construction

Sabal Trail’s Phase II of construction has commenced. This phase of work includes the construction of two new compressor stations along the existing Sabal Trail pipeline system.

  • One new compressor station in Dougherty County, Georgia
  • One new compressor station in Marion County, Georgia

These two new compressor stations have been permitted and approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other state agencies during the first phase of Sabal Trail pipeline development (see the References page for more information).

Sabal Trail owns the property on which the stations will be constructed, so no new property should be needed for this work. No new pipeline installation is required for the Phase II work.


  • Clearing – The removal of bush, trees, rocks and other obstructions
    from an area.

  • Grading – The process of providing a smooth and even work area to move equipment onto and along a right-of- way. Grading entails leveling, cutting and filling.

  • Stringing – The process of delivering and distributing pipe where and when it is needed on the right-of-way.

  • Welding – The method of fusing metal together with heat.
  • Coating – The process of applying an even layer of coating material
    to the pipe surface to protect the seam from outside influences in
    order to prevent corrosion.


  • Ditching or Trenching – The excavation of a trench to to place the pipe.

  • Lowering-in – The process of placing the pipe in a ditch during pipeline construction.

  • Backfilling – The technique for covering a completed pipeline so that adequate fill material is provided underneath the pipe as well as above it.

  • Restoring – Returning property to the original condition it appeared
    prior to construction. Restoration will be monitored for a period of time to
    ensure proper growth and ground stability.