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.