When it comes to building a pipeline, we take a different approach. It’s not about completing the job quickly. We go through countless steps at every stage of construction to make sure that our pipelines can operate safely and reliably. Once construction is complete, our goal is to make it look like we were never there in the first place.
Before construction begins, crews conduct civil, cultural and environmental surveys along the proposed route. Subject matter experts review multiple factors before selecting and marking the centerline.
Crews remove obstructions and begin grading the soil within the right-of-way and temporary workspace areas. Soil is removed and set aside for re-use, with topsoil separated from sub-soil.
Crews re-stake the final route of the pipeline and lay out sections of the pipe in a single line within the right-of-way.
When necessary, a pipe-bending machine will be used to make certain the pipe matches the contours of the land.
The pipe sections are welded together and each weld inspected to verify integrity.
Machines are used to create a trench that is the width and depth necessary for the type of pipeline being built.
The final pipe is carefully lowered into the trench.
The trench is backfilled with soil and top soil stored during clearing.
Inspections and rigorous testing, including high pressure tests with water, are conducted to verify the integrity of the pipe before it is placed into service.
Right-of-way and work areas are restored as close as possible to pre-construction condition and in accordance with landowner agreements.
One of our top priorities is building long-term, trusted relationships with our neighbors and landowners based on openness, transparency and respect. We understand how important your property is to you and your family and we strive to construct and operate the Byhalia Connection Pipeline in a way that protects your land, minimizes impacts and demonstrates respect.
Our team often works with environmental experts to conduct soil testing to identify optimal materials for restoration. After the process is complete, farmers can still use the land to grow various crops and ranchers can still use the land for grazing. The land also can be used for a variety of recreational purposes.