Taking Pipeline Construction to New Heights

Taking Pipeline Construction to New Heights

TransCanada overcame the steep and rugged mountainous terrain in Mexico by utilizing uncommon pipeline construction techniques.

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Reaching new heights: Leading-edge construction techniques — including the use of this gondola to transport construction materials up the side of a mountain — are used to build pipelines in Mexico’s most rugged terrain.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 5:00pm


While the word gondola conjures images of skier-filled cable cars ascending breathtaking slopes, in the spectacular terrain along TransCanada’s Tamazunchale Extension Pipeline Project, this is not the case. Here, a state-of-the art construction gondola transports tons of steel pipe and construction materials, not people. This gondola technology is helping crews conquer the steep, difficult slope they’ve affectionately dubbed, “Waterloo”.

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