Canada - Access Pipeline
Access Northeast Expansion pipeline is a 297 km long project of 42 in. pipe that will carry LVP Bitumen Blend and runs from Conklin, Alberta to Redwater, Alberta in Canada. PLM provided an assortment of equipment on this project to include the 72H, PL61, and PL87 pipelayers in addition to D8T and D6T dozers and 349 and 336 excavators on rent.
As you can imagine, the climate during the winter months is harsh and very demanding. The 72H pipelayer received a custom fit cab with a heater available just in time! The 72H pipelayers were used to handle the welding shacks that contain the automatic welders (shack packers). PL61 pipelayers worked the end prep or beveling machines and the PL87 pipelayers handled the bending, lowering, and heavy lifting phases of the job.