Construction of Gas Pipeline Relied Heavily on HDD to Minimize Environmental Impacts

Minimal Impact, Maximum Outcome
By Ron Walker | November 2009 Vol. 64 No. 11
Successful hammerjack bore connecting to area previously trenched. Photo: Travis King.

Thanks in part to the careful planning and preparations, construction of the approximately $41 million pipeline was completed two months ahead of schedule and under budget. In this way, PG&E and its partners helped to ensure that the utility has the necessary infrastructure in place to serve the growing demand within the Sacramento metropolitan area, while minimizing the project’s untoward environmental effects.

About the Author:

Ron Walker is a senior scientist in the Sacramento office of the consulting engineering firm PBS&J.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

HDD contractor: Michels Corporation, (920) 924-4300, www.michels.us

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