WATCH: SMJV constructs Canadian pipeline

Surerus Murphy Joint Venture (SMJV) was contracted by TC Energy to construct the North Montney Mainline (NMML) Spread 1 project.

The project comprises a 206 km, 24 inch (610 mm) pipeline, two compressor stations and 14 m stations in British Columbia’s Peace River Regional District.

It will begin at the northern point of the existing Saturn section of the Groundbirch and terminate at the Blair Creek Meter Station, generating long-term economic benefits for the province and Canada.

The project will provide critical natural gas transmission infrastructure that is required to connect natural gas producers and downstream markets throughout Canada and the US.

SMJV was awarded as the major contractor with more than 52 km of the project, located at the southern end of the mainline.

The project included major trenchless crossings – one major horizontal directional drill (HDD) and two direct pipe installations – with more than 13 km of the project being in an extremely important area of culturally sensitive land.

SMJV engaged with industry specialists to plan and execute the trenchless crossings, including the 1,707 m HDD crossing under the Peace River that is recognised as one of the largest crossings of this type undertaken in Canada.

The project commenced in August 2018 and SMJV confirmed its completion in February 2020 before releasing the above video of its works in early April.

For more information visit the SMJV website.

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