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Nothing rocky about Alberta pipeline construction

Posted on December 2, 2020

Michels Canada constructed 22km of 42-inch natural gas pipeline and associated fabricated facilities on the Rocky View section of the Western Alberta System Mainline Loop (WASML). The work site was a[..]

HDD, microtunnel work part of Innovation Initiative of the Year

Posted on November 9, 2020

Michels Canada is honoured to use trenchless construction techniques to complete two critical phases of the Tunneling Association of Canada’s 2020 Innovation Initiative of the Year.

Beaver River Crossing: Saving Time and Money with Direct Pipe Technology

Posted on June 25, 2020

Twenty kilometres northeast of the town of Bonnyville, Alberta, a steel pipeline needed to be installed underneath the Beaver River. The particular crossing was part of the greater Inter Pipeline Cold[..]

What are Microtunneling Wet Retrievals?

Posted on November 20, 2019

Microtunneling is a remote-controlled system for the trenchless installation of an underground passageway. Because it is a closed-face system, it can be successfully operated from a shaft on land to a[..]

Pouce Coupe crossing completed in less than a month

Posted on September 30, 2019

The ability to quickly mobilize personnel and equipment to a neighboring province allowed Michels Canada to meet a new customer’s need for a time-sensitive project. Encana asked Michels to[..]

Microtunnel project ends with wet retrieval

Posted on August 9, 2019

A combined team from Michels Canada and Michels Corporation completed a tunnel through hard granite from a shaft near the shore of Victoria, BC into the Pacific Ocean. The 2,121-mm (6.95 feet)[..]

Michels Canada rehabilitates Vancouver manholes

Posted on May 15, 2019

Michels completed a pilot project for Metro Vancouver Liquid Waste Services to show customers how a geopolymer spray can be an efficient and effective way to permanently rehabilitate manholes and[..]

Michels Canada completes remote adventure

Posted on December 21, 2018

Michels Canada recently completed a 2.2 km 12-inch line replacement under the Mackenzie River near Fort Simpson in Canada's Northwest Territories. Employees knew they were in a unique place when their[..]

Michels helps customer advance pipeline safety

Posted on June 12, 2017

Michels crews are always up for a new challenge: That is why Michels Canada was honored to closely partner with Enbridge to help meet their goal of a technological safety breakthrough underneath the[..]

Environmental commitment key to winning project

Posted on December 16, 2016

Winning awards and setting records is secondary to the pride Michels Canada feels in using our experience and innovation to build safe pipelines for our customers. 

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