From August 2013 through July 2017 the SGC Survey Engineering Department supported the design and construction of the Sabal Trail Pipeline.  Constructed to help carry natural gas to Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy Florida power plants, Sabal is a 500+ mile pipeline beginning in Alabama and ending in central Florida.

SGC’s first task on the project was to set the primary geodetic control network across the entire 500+ miles of the project.  From there, SGC conducted the preliminary survey across Florida for over 300-miles of planned or re-routed centerline corridors.  During the acquisition phase of the project, SGC completed over 1,600 certified plats or easement exhibits.  At the onset of construction, SGC staked 340-miles of the pipeline route for clearing and construction activities to commence.  Once pipeline construction began, SGC completed all as-built survey for the pipeline and ancillary features across 340-miles.

At the peak of construction activities, SGC deployed 40 survey crews and 100 personnel in the field supported by a team of 12 professionals in SGC offices.  In July of 2017, the Sabal Trail pipeline was successfully put in service, providing reliable and efficient energy to Florida.

Sabal Trail Transmission Project