WATCH: Trenchless construction on the TMEP

Trans Mountain has released a video detailing the trenchless construction methods currently in use at its Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP).

The major Canadian pipeline project contains about 40 trenchless crossings, each between 400 and 1,600 m in length.

There are 13 crossings currently under construction in the Greater Edmonton area with pipe having been pulled at two horizontal directional drilling (HDD) sites.

The TMEP is an expansion of the existing 1,150 km crude oil pipeline that runs between Strathona County, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia and will increase its capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 bbl/d.

SA Energy Group is Trans Mountain’s pipeline contractor in Greater Edmonton, while Midwest Pipelines is completing works in the Yellowhead region.

The TMEP will cost approximately CA$7.4 billion (US$5.7 billion) and it’s been estimated that it will generate around 15,000 jobs per year during construction.

For more information visit the Trans Mountain website.

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