Horizontal Directional Drilling

Moberly River Crossing

Moberly River Crossing

Scope

Severe erosion and flooding resulted in the exposure and deterioration of a pipeline across the Moberly River in British Columbia.

Michels installed a new 500 metre crossing of NPS 30 pipe beneath the river using horizontal drilling technology (HDD). HDD was utilized for its installation, as this trenchless technology is a safe, cost effective, and environmentally considerate method. With respect for environmental surroundings, the removal was completed with no in-stream activity.

An innovation on Michels' part produced an unconventional solution: using an ultra-high pressure water cutter, Michels severed the exposed abandoned pipe segments from the inside. The removal was an environmental and financial success.

Projects

Michels installed 2,273 metres of 20-
inch steel pipe through solid rock under the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Gazoduc Pipeline

QC

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Gazoduc Pipeline

Michels constructed a 36.2 km (22.5-mile), 30-inch pipeline for the Thornbury section of the Liege Lateral Loop 2.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Liege Lateral Loop 2

BC

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Liege Lateral Loop 2

Michels used HDD to complete a 800 metre of 12-inch pipe installation under the St. Lawrence River.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

St. Lawrence River Crossing

ON

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St. Lawrence River Crossing

Michels installed Seven 42-inch heavy wall pipeline trenchless crossings.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Northern Courier Crossings

BC

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Northern Courier Crossings

Construction consisted of a 305-metre horseshoe tunnel with a diameter of 1800 millimetres, a cast-in-place junction chamber, a live sewer tie-in, and a 1200-millimetre diameter sewer installed beneath a very busy arterial roadway.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Jervis Forcemain

BC

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Jervis Forcemain

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.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

FortisBC Coastal Transmission System (CTS)

BC

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FortisBC Coastal Transmission System (CTS)

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