Project Summary

Client
WorleyParsons

Services
Construction Management, Project Management

Market
Utility, Energy

Project Description

FortisBC twinned 12km of a large diameter welded steel gas line between Coquitlam and Surrey. RAM was retained by WorleyParsons to assist with construction planning and permitting. Our scope of work included design review, integration management, stakeholder management and constructability input related to installing a pipeline through a major urban centre. We also liaised with Owners of existing infrastructure in the pipeline right of way including the various municipalities, Fortis, Telus, Shaw and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Key challenges included trenchless road crossings from 50m to 400m long using guided bore and microtunnel methodologies. Construction is planned to proceed in 2017.

RAM’s Role
RAM was retained by WorleyParsons to assist with pipeline design and construction planning, as well as construction management. Our scope of work includes design review, integration management, stakeholder management, and constructability input related to installing a pipeline through a major urban centre. We are also liaised and sought permits with the owners of existing infrastructure in the pipeline right of way including the various municipalities, FortisBC, Telus, Shaw, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

  • RAM was engaged during the planning phase prior to construction to solicit feedback regarding the utility alignment, and traffic management plans.
  • Traffic management plans including bus stop relocations, cycling detours, Trolley bus wire re-location, and pedestrian detours.
  • Managed multiple subcontractors on site, and scope demarcation (prime-contractor).
  • Stakeholder management including the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Transportation Investment Corporation (Hwy 1), City of Surrey, City of Coquitlam, Canada Post, TransLink, BC Hydro, Community groups, Telecoms, Metro Vancouver, and Transportation user Groups such as the BC Cycling coalition.
  • RAM led negotiations with all municipalities (Coquitlam and Surrey) along with all third party governing bodies. Negotiations included not just crossings but installation within municipal ROW.
  • Installation and crossing of utilities within municipal ROWs required full understanding of the engineering complexities with respect to all trenchless methods including: Slip Pipe Method, Guided Horizontal Auger Bore, Direct Pipe Method, Horizontal Directional Drill and Micro-tunnel
  • Designed and implemented temporary bridges for equipment crossing where required.
  • Provided advice related to permitting and legal requirements as the project had both a Certificate for Public Convenience and Necessity and an Order in Council for authorization

Project Highlights

Key challenges included ten (10) trenchless road crossings from 50 m to 400 m long using auger, horizontal directional drill, guided bore, and direct pipe methodologies.