Cold Lake & Polaris Expansion
- LocationBonneyville, AB
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.