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Construction & Installation

Michels Utility Services, Inc. has been building, upgrading and maintaining gas distribution and underground utility networks since 1959. We offer turnkey contract models and project-specific solutions to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of a clean energy product from high-pressure sources to customer meters.

Discover Michels Utility Services’ construction and new installation services.

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Distribution Regulator Stations & Vault Installations

Michels Utility Services replaces, abandons and upgrades above-ground and underground regulator stations to ensure accurate reduction of pressure between transmission lines and distribution systems. Michels installs load-bearing vaults to protect underground vaults from water and to provide easy points of access. 

Open Cut, Plowing & Horizontal Directional Drilling

Depending on the location, social conditions, and obstacles, including roadways, driveways, sidewalks and waterways, Michels combines our field experience with diverse types of specialized equipment to install new mains with maximum efficiency. We have hundreds of small- and medium-capacity drill rigs, plowing attachments, and excavators, all at the ready for each project’s unique needs.

New Main & Joint Installation

Michels meets local needs for new gas and utility services by constructing the right-sized main for current and future needs. Our experienced, safety-forward crews are skilled at working with plastic and steel lines. Our trench installation services allow the simultaneous installation of utility, communication, television, and other lines and conduits, saving time and money. 

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Cross Gas Compression

Michels Utility Services uses cross gas compression technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when repairing or replacing natural gas lines. Cross gas compression technology removes, collects and depressurizes natural gas from a segment of pipeline being repaired, retired or replaced. The cross compression system returns the collected natural gas back into the pipeline at a new location rather than being voluntarily released into the atmosphere. The technology allow Michels and our customers to reduce our environmental footprint and create a safer work zone for our crews, the location where we are working, and the environment.

Michels Utility Services crew uses team work in fastening natural gas pipeline under bridge in Minneapolis Minnesota
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