Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Michels Canada is constructing 55km of NPS 36 pipeline through British Columbia’s Lower Mainland to provide safe, responsibly sourced oil to the world. Michels’ work is divided into two spreads: the 34km Spread 6 and 21km Spread 7A of the Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline in Canada.

Michels is employing conventional and trenchless pipeline construction techniques to build the pipeline through river and road crossings, wetlands, farmland with high water table, golf courses, school yards, as well as urban and rural neighborhoods. The trenchless crossings include numerous auger bores and directional bores as well as six Direct Pipe installations and five Horizontal Directional Drill installations.

At its peak, Michels will have up to 1,500 people working on the complex project. The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is the twinning of the existing 1,143km pipeline between Strathcona County, Alberta and Burnaby, B.C. The original Trans Mountain Pipeline was built in 1953.

Michels is a trusted global contractor for safe, reliable energy and infrastructure construction. Owned and operated by the Michels family since 1959, Michels and the Michels Family of Companies approach all projects with pro-active initiatives focused ono health, safety and environmental performance.

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