Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. is a Midwest transporter of natural gas with approximately 5,800 miles of transmission pipelines. Part of the Kansas Modernization effort, Project C-60266, is a new 36-in. natural gas pipeline between Anderson and Franklin Counties in Kansas. Along the pipeline stretch, 30 trenchless crossings with an average length of 120-ft., were to be performed by the HDD method. Dane Bergman, General Manager of TTC, explained, “As excavations were opened up, the ground conditions quickly changed the project scope to nearly all rock crossings.”
We are pleased to announce the addition of Jon Valin to our sales team as Territory Manager of the Great Lakes Region of North America. Valin has been integrally involved in various aspects of heavy civil construction equipment service and management over the past 20 years.
Valin’s career grants him a distinctive perspective. His Akkerman customers will benefit from his experiences of serving many years in the pipeline and trenchless construction industries as an equipment mechanic, and end-user of Akkerman equipment systems.
BRH-Garver installed 3,630-lf. of 32-in. steel casing by microtunneling for a new Jet Fuel transfer line. The work consisted of seven separate drives installed beneath existing active taxiways and runways at the Eglin AFB in Florida.
The City of San Diego needed to replace sewer infrastructure in the Pacific Beach and Mission Bay areas. A total of 3,700-lf. was identified for pilot tube guided boring trenchless installation to minimize tourist traffic disruption. The area is home to many beaches, aquatic sports and the Sea World theme park, so continuous highway traffic was a challenge.
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