Build Illinois is a multi-year program that will pump billions of dollars into various aspects of Illinois infrastructure, including the need for regulator stations and other field equipment shelters in the important natural gas sectors we serve. As a result of legislation in Illinois, several of our clients will be investing what amounts to billions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades to gas transmission and storage systems and refurbishments to regulating stations. Safety is the first concern in this endeavor, and this legislation accelerates the repair, rehabilitation, and replacement of aging natural gas infrastructure. These natural gas upgrades will improve reliability and expand operations to serve growing needs across the region. In total, there are over 500 projects scheduled to be developed, and Shelter Works is a part of the all of those plans.
In 2016, we delivered field equipment shelters, from odorant facilities to regulator stations to measurement outposts, as a part of this multi-year Build Illinois project, and we will do so again in 2017.
Randy Cunningham of Control Equipment Sales explained, “The upgrades require improvements in many areas–gas storage, transmission pipelines, distribution networks and regulator stations as well as telecommunication shelters with equipment that monitors and relays gas readings or pressure test results to those who need it.”