Direct Pipe

Cold Lake & Polaris Expansion

Cold Lake & Polaris Expansion

Scope

Michels used the Direct Pipe methodology to install 1,122 feet of 42-inch oil pipeline under the Beaver River as part of the Cold Lake and Polaris Expansion Program. Michels' scope of work included trenchless installation, support and disposal of excavated material.

The installation was carried out with an entry angle of 4 degrees and an exit angle of 8 degrees. The depth of cover under the river bed was approximately 16.4 feet.

This project was the first time the Direct Pipe methodology was successfully used in Canada.

Projects

Michels was the Prime Contractor on the FortisBC Coastal Transmission System Project in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.  The 11 kilometre project consisted of 36-inch and 42-inch new pipe construction in a heavily urban environment.

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FortisBC Coastal Transmission System (CTS)

BC

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FortisBC Coastal Transmission System (CTS)

Michels completed three Horizontal Directional Drills (HDD) and one Direct Pipe installation as part of the Cold Lake South Mainline Loop, an NPS 42 bitumen pipeline originating at the IPF LaCory Facility north of Bonnyville, Alberta to the IPF Facility in Hardisty, Alberta.

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Cold Lake South Mainline Loop HDD

AB

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Cold Lake South Mainline Loop HDD

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