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Pipeline Installation

Cheyenne Connector

Install 70 miles of 36” pipe starting near Fort Lupton, Colorado heading north towoards Cheyenne, Wyoming.

  • Services Performed
    • Clearing & Grading
    • Ditching & Stringing
    • Bending
    • Welding, Tie-in, & Coating
    • Testing
    • Lower-in & Backfilling
    • Cleanup, Seeding & Reclamation
    • HDD
    • Auger Boring
  • Client
    • Tallgrass Energy
  • YEAR
    • 2020
    Location
    • Eaton, CO
  • TIMELINE
    • 7 months
    PRODUCT TYPE
    • Natural Gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Project

The Cheyenne Connector pipeline is a 70-mile interstate natural gas pipeline placed in service in June 2020. The project included 17 horizontal directional drills totaling 28,000 feet and 69 auger bores.

Objective

Forging through counties, roads, rivers, and farmland this project was one of Hanging H's biggest projects for 2020. 70 miles of 36" of steel pipe needed to be brought and stored, transported from storage to ROW, fitted and welded together, coated and painted, finally installed, hooked up, tested, and backfilled. Our team had 7 months to complete the project and had to manage over 680 people at the peak of the project.

Unique problems to solved

  • Road Crossings

    Our Crews had multiple road crossings that required care with the fencing and gates the kept cattle from getting out of their pastures. With road crossing our teams took great care with protecting roads from the track vehicles that needed to cross.

  • Erratic Weather

    The weather was very unpredictable and had created challenges for our crews, slowed down the work, or completely stopped. Our crews and leadership team had to work twice as hard and long to make the schedule. Due to their dedication and commitment, they overcame the weather obstacles and finished the project on time.

  • Permitting Delays

    Permitting was another issue we faced on this project. To help our client after our mobilization we pulled staff out of the yard and placed them on other projects. This greatly decreased the cost to the client while they waited for the permits.

  • Material Problems

    Some of the steel sections of pipe that had been bought and supplied to the crews had been beveled incorrectly. Although not in the contract, our crews started to re-bevel the ends so that our crews could get back to work and we could keep to the project deadline.

Project Leadership Team

Sr Project Manager

Project Manager

Superintendent

Sr Cost Controller

Procurement Manager