Natural Gas System Improvements, Portland, TN

Natural Gas System Improvements to Strengthen Distribution System

Hussey Gay Bell is in the third phase of designing natural gas system improvements for the City of Portland following an initial natural gas system analysis. The Phase III Natural Gas System Improvements project seeks to provide previously unserved areas within the City of Portland and Sumner County while providing reduced pressure drops and improved operating capabilities with looping of the system, taking into consideration the system’s existing capacity and future growth demand. The major components of the project include 52,000 LF of 4-inch polyethylene natural gas line, 25 4-inch excess flow valves, 10,000 LF of 3/4-inch and 2,000 LF of 1-inch service line, 50 customer service assemblies, 7 stream crossings, a river crossing and a gate station heater.

Scope of work included the evaluation of existing conditions, determination of the proposed project impact on the existing system under peak anticipated flow conditions while allowing for future growth, design and preparation of plans and specifications, preparation of easements/deed descriptions, obtaining Department of Transportation and County Highway Permits, preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan and Aquatic Resources Alteration Permit applications, construction administration, construction observation and project close-out.


Natural Gas System Improvements
Portland, TN

The Phase III Natural Gas System Improvements for the City of Portland will reach completion in January 2019. This project demonstrates Hussey Gay Bell’s experience with natural gas system improvements through the extension of natural gas service to unserved areas within an existing system. This project required coordination with the City of Portland Natural Gas System staff to determine the desired service area(s) and the evaluation of proposed and alternative routes. Additionally, a feasibility study was performed and an existing distribution model was simulated to determine the impact of the proposed project on the existing system under peak future flow conditions.

Hussey Gay Bell's Status Re: COVID-19

Dear Clients, Industry Partners and Friends of the Firm:

Throughout Hussey Gay Bell’s 62-year history, we have seen times of prosperity and times of struggle. The common denominator during these six decades has been our commitment to our clients, employees and the communities in which we serve. As we now face the COVID-19 crisis, this resolve is no less diminished. 

Currently our offices in Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, Nashville and Statesboro are open and operating, per jurisdictional guidelines. Our leadership team continues to monitor the fluid COVID-19 situation and has adopted new procedures within our offices to ensure the health and well-being of Hussey Gay Bell's greatest asset - our employees and associates. We are adhering to recommendations from the CDC and limiting face-to-face interactions, restricting non-essential travel, and utilizing video conferencing and other smart technologies for communications. We have also developed contingency plans so that we remain in a position of strength to continue our projects remotely, if and when needed, for the weeks and months to come. 

While the typical way we interact with you may be temporarily disrupted, we remain resolute in our dedication to providing the same level of exceptional service you deserve. Thank you for the continued trust you have placed in Hussey Gay Bell for all of these years. We are committed to a high level of service to you, despite these difficult times. We will all emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient.

Stay safe!


G. Holmes Bell, IV, PE

Hussey Gay Bell CEO & Chairman