Sempra Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP)

In the wake of the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ordered all natural gas transmission operators in the State of California to test or replace all pipelines in their system. Cordoba Corporation is working with the Southern California Gas Company to develop PSEP in order to meet this requirement.

As a part of the PSEP team, Cordoba Corporation is providing project and construction management, staff augmentation, pipeline design, environmental project management, construction inspection, municipal permit coordination, and project controls and scheduling services.

Providing Complete Solutions to Clients

Cordoba Corporation has developed a partnership with Southern California Gas Company that allows us to provide staff augmentation services as well as manage specific projects with a defined scope of work and deliverables. With a large complex project like PSEP, it is important to Southern California Gas company to be able to call on resources, as they are needed. Cordoba has the technical capabilities and the deep bench of staff to be able to fill Southern California Gas Companies needs as they come up over the course of the PSEP program.

Our role on the project and the technical expertise demanded from us are varied, but our vast experience across all sectors – transportation, education and facilities, energy and water – allows us to provide Southern California Gas company what they need when they need it.

Coordinating with Permitting Agencies to Keep the Program on Track

Cordoba Corporation takes a proactive approach to permit coordination on the PSEP project to save time and money for Southern California Gas Company. A majority of the Southern California Gas Company service area is densely populated and urban. Procuring permits for testing and replacing natural gas pipelines in this type of environment is very complex with congested intersections, active rail lines, flood control channels, high-voltage transmission lines, high-pressure water lines, and other essential infrastructure to contend with. To minimize these complications our staff of permitting specialists stays in constant contact with permitting agencies and resolve issues before they impact project schedules.