TransCanada Grande Prairie Mainline Loop McLeod River Section HWY #16 Crossing
Innovative Pipeline Crossings (IPC) was selected by TransCanada to play an integral part in the TransCanada Grande Prairie Mainline Loop project. IPC’s scope of work included Direct Pipe installation for the Highway #16 crossing. Alongside general contractor Ledcor, IPC installed 217m of 48” continuously welded steel pipe with 1” wall thickness and FBE coating. This is a significant milestone project for both IPC and TransCanada…
Having already been unsuccessfully attempted by using the HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) method in early 2017, IPC rose to the challenge of completing this crossing with the Direct Pipe® method, even accomplishing a drilling rate of up to 218m in 24 hours. This 800m, 42” diameter pipeline installation brought several unique challenges to the IPC team including a 60 m elevation change from the top…
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How IPC will successfully complete your Direct Pipe project
Direct Pipe uses a unique one pass tunneling and pipeline installation system, which combines the best of micro-tunneling and horizontal directional drilling methods. A smaller footprint, lower operational costs, and less risk of impacting the environment.