Colonial Pipeline recently visited Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, Virginia, to teach a class of junior and senior engineering students about the company and its current project on the nearby Nansemond River.

Colonial employees and contractors began the class with a safety moment before walking the students through a history of pipelines and an overview of Colonial Pipeline's operations and system integrity program. They then talked about the project happening down the road from the school, where the company is replacing 9,000+ feet of its Line 27 pipeline where it crosses the Nansemond River due to an anomaly that was detected as part of its regular maintenance program.

Following the classroom lecture, the students boarded a school bus that took them over to the project site. At the first stop, students disembarked the bus and walked 30 yards down a dirt road to see the piping currently laid out and waiting to replace the old pipeline. After re-boarding the bus, the students were taken closer to the drill site, where they were able to see the equipment from the bus and learn more about the pipeline replacement process.

It was a great opportunity for the students, some of whom could be future engineers themselves, to gain a better understanding of how pipelines work, the valuable role that Colonial Pipeline plays in moving energy, and the company's commitment to the communities in which it operates.

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