Michels Canada

1102-16 Avenue
Nisku, AB
CA, T9E 0A9

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First-time use of Direct Pipe technology in Canada a success

Direct Pipe technology is a single-pass installation that utilizes microtunnelling and a thrusting unit to directly install a prefabricated product pipe into the excavated borehole simultaneously.

Almost a year of planning and two weeks of execution resulted in the successful completion on the first pipeline installation in Canada to use the Direct Pipe method.

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Direct Pipe installed in Canada for the first time

Direct Pipe Technology allows for the installation of a prefabricated pipeline in the trenchless mode in only one work step, while the required borehole is excavated simultaneously.

For the first time in Canada, Michels Canada has installed a pipeline using the Direct Pipe technology from Herrenknecht. Crossing beneath the Beaver River in Alberta with a 42-inch pipeline (1,067 mm) was successfully completed in two weeks. Michels Canada is one of a select group of contractors able to perform Direct Pipe installations, which complements its established HDD and pipeline work in the U.S. and Canada.

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Underground Utility Construction

Underground Utility Construction

Michels Canada is an established underground utility construction contractor known for its ability to deliver creative, efficient solutions to the most challenging projects. The company has worked all across Canada and has been based in Nisku, Alberta since 2006.

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