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Pipelines

Communities rely on pipelines for transporting water, wastewater and resources such as oil and gas safely and effectively.

Our specialists have assisted our clients in the planning, design, and construction of pipelines and pump stations for a wide range of types of projects. We have completed projects worldwide in a variety of environments for a diverse range of applications.

Our experience includes work in the following specialties:

  • Process water, potable water, and wastewater systems for mining, industrial and municipal applications
  • Hydrotransport of solids by slurry pipelines for mining and industrial operations
  • Large diameter hydroelectric penstocks
  • Open pit and underground mine dewatering/discharge systems
  • Pump station design for both water and slurry pipelines using vertical turbines, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, including end-suction, in-line, and submersible units

Our multi-disciplinary team can provide a full range of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering as well as environmental services, from pre-feasibility studies to final construction. Services offered include:

  • Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, including conceptual design and costing
  • Analysis of requirements and alternatives for material transport and disposition
  • Economic and risk analyses for all project components
  • Environmental assessment studies to national and international standards
  • Permitting and environmental impact evaluation and mitigation of pipeline routing
  • Geotechnical and slope stability evaluation and design
  • Pipeline design and material specification (fittings, structures and supports)
  • Civil, mechanical, electrical and control system design for pumping stations
  • Project management and quality assurance of design work
  • Quality control and field supervision of construction and commissioning