Challenges Of Overlapping Construction On 3 Major Pipeline Projects

May 2010
Underground Construction;May2010, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p34
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the challenges faced by Michels Pipeline Construction, a division of Michels Corp., on overlapping construction of the three major pipeline projects in Canada. According to Michels' vice president Bob Osborn, the biggest challenge for them is the coordination of crews and equipment. The projects include TransCanada's 2,148-mile Keystone Pipeline, Enbridge Energy's 1,000-mile Alberta Clipper Pipeline, and Kinder Morgan's 1,679-mile Rockies Express Pipeline.


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