The Brantford to Kirkwall pipeline expansion project was a 48”, 8.7 mi expansion to an existing line in southwestern Ontario, Canada. The expansion beginning in Brantford and terminating at the Kirkwall Valve Site, is part of the Dawn Hub and Dawn Parkway. Union Gas wanted to trial a simpler and safer solution when it came to low level stringing and welding the large 48” pipe needed for this project. PipePillo™ structured pipeline supports were trialed and successful. PipeSak® also provided buoyancy control solutions for this project. Not only did it cut through the Niagara Escarpment – a natural rock formation – but the pipeline corridor went through an area where any precipitation within the area was naturally collected in the ground water, making trench dewatering nearly impossible.
PipeSak® Weights Used
PipePillo™ Structured Pipeline Supports Used