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Rover Pipeline Project Awards $34M Contract for Compressors

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Rover Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, has awarded a $34 million contract to Ariel Corp. to supply 39 natural gas compressors for the project.

Ariel, based in Mount Vernon, describes itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors used by the energy industry.

The $4.2 billion Rover project is designed to transport up to 3.25 billion cubic feet of natural gas through 36” and 42” diameter pipelines from multiple processing facilities in northeast Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania to markets in the northeast, Great Lakes and Gulf Coast regions as well as to Canadian provinces.

Rover Pipeline LLC announced in July that is placing more than $85 million worth of orders from Ohio-based companies – including a $27 million contract with Industrial Pipeline Specialists in Struthers – for components needed to construct the Ohio leg of the 711-mile pipeline system.

“Energy Transfer has a ‘buy American’ mentality,” said Joey Mahmoud, senior vice president, Energy Transfer Partners and project executive for Rover Pipeline, in a statement. “We are proud to announce this contract with Ariel as they have been an integral part of the Ohio business community for nearly 50 years. Their deep Ohio ties are especially important to us as more than 200 miles of our proposed route passes through Ohio.”

The pipeline project is anticipated to create 6,500 construction jobs and 30-40 permanent jobs associated with its operation.

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