A better pipeline by design
Our pipelines will be designed and constructed to meet and exceed the highest safety standards, including:
- Steel that is, on average, 20% thicker than required.
- X-ray or ultrasonic testing of all welds.
- Durable coating system and cathodic protection against corrosion.
Around the clock monitoring
The pipeline will be monitored 24/7 from a control centre. Remote pump stations will be staffed 24/7 and aerial surveillance of the pipeline will occur bi-weekly. First Nations and Métis communities will also have the opportunity to play an important role in monitoring land safety and patrolling the pipeline route.
A land route that minimizes our footprint
Previously disturbed land will be used for 70% of the pipeline route, including old forestry roads, cut blocks and other linear corridors. The pipelines will be installed deep under watercourses for added protection. Ten pump stations will be powered by electric pumps to limit noise and greenhouse gas emissions.
Adding safety features for added protection
We will have remotely operated isolation valves on each pipeline, dual leak detection systems and more frequent in-line inspection to ensure safe operation of the pipeline.