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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is an energy provider, a job creator, and a game changer for the tristate area of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The ACP project team is unwavering in its dedication to safe, quality construction - and just like our jobs will go to Americans, we are committed to producing the pipeline components in America. Our partnership with Dura-Bond is just one example of this commitment.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be built using best-in-class engineering and construction techniques. Industry leading scientists, engineers, builders, and designers are working to construct the pipeline while protecting and preserving the natural beauty of West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline is estimated to generate 17,240 jobs supported across the tristate region and $2.7 billion in total economic activity.

Pending regulatory approvals, construction of the ACP is anticipated to begin in Late-2017, with the majority of the work completed in 2018 and 2019, and the pipeline in service Late-2019. Once construction begins multiple sections, or spreads, will be worked on concurrently, by fully equipped, high skilled teams, each performing their specific sequence or phase of construction along the spread. Approximately 7,200 construction workers will be needed in 2018 and 5,600 in 2019 as the construction is at its peak.

In addition to pipeline construction, each of the three compressor stations will use roughly 75 construction workers, and another 30 will help construct each of the seven proposed metering and regulating stations. Approximately 50 percent of craft and trade workers will be hired through local union for mainline, facilities and metering and regulating station construction.

All construction activities will be monitored and inspected. Types of inspector positions include surveying, bending, welding, hydrostatic testing and safety. More than 1,300 inspectors certified through the American Petroleum Institute Source Inspector Certification Programs will be hired to ensure safety and a high level of performance. More information on the inspector certification can be found here.

To illustrate how the landscape would look during the construction of the pipeline, as well as five years following construction, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline team worked with Truescape to provide illustrations based on routing information from July 2016. The video below will show an existing view, plus a simulated view of the landscape post-construction from several viewpoints along the ACP route. From two of the viewpoints, you will see a simulation of the activity during construction.

To view all simulation slides, please click here.