Electrical Transmission LinesATCO Electric, EATL

The Challenge

The Eastern Alberta Transmission Line, a 485 kilometre, 500 kilovolt (kV) direct current (DC) power transmission line between Redwater and the Brooks area was managed by Bechtel, one of the largest engineering firms in the world. The route took the new line right through Eastern Alberta’s farmland. With such a long Right of Way, the project’s focus and direction changed frequently with a myriad of variables at play. Rather than move lineally, there was a need to keep all segments open along the entire span during peak construction, in all four seasons. Challenges ranged from scheduling around migratory birds, club root affected crops, land owner objections, weather, coordination with other contractors and the logistics of having crews spread out over such a long distance.

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"Galloway took care of the land as if it was their own." Myron Badry, Local Land Owner

Oil & GasATCO Pipelines, SERP

The Challenge

ATCO Pipeline’s high pressure pipeline replacement from Red Deer to east of Ryley, AB was complete except for an 8km section running right through the heart of the First Nation community of Maskwacis. Originally installed in 1956, the 6” asbestos coated line was still in operation, with the new line awaiting this section before it could be commissioned. With the Nation’s desire to have the old line exhumed vs abandoned in place, a contractor who both understood the sensitivities of the project and could work with the community was essential.

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Access MattingThe Calgary Stampede / Global Petroluem Show

The Challenge

The Calgary Stampede is no stranger to people kicking up their heels, whether those heels be cowboy boots or high heels. Custom designed for its role in connecting urban and rural audiences, the Agrium Western Event Center played host to a PBR Bull Riding as part of the 2015 Global Petroleum Show.

Half of the 250'x125' ft. show floor was to be dedicated to the bull riding, while the other half would host the stage and dance floor for the after party; a concert by Canadian Country Music Association’s 2005 Independent Male Artist of the Year, Aaron Pritchett. With Global Petroleum Show vendors and exhibitors setting up throughout the grounds, access to the Event Center was extremely limited.

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Civil InfrastructureGemini, Ponoka Yard Expansion

The Challenge

When Gemini needed to expand their 50 acre existing fabrication facility at their Ponoka yard, they needed to accommodate 160 ton cranes in an area with 2 meters of topsoil with a water table 1 meter below, all without interrupting access to a local waste facility and gravel pit.

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Oil & GasDevon Jackfish I

The Challenge

When Devon Energy broke ground on Jackfish I, its first SAG-D project in 2005, Alberta’s construction industry was on the cusp of one of its hottest booms. With labour and infrastructure availability lagging behind development demands, Devon turned to a contractor it had trusted with its traditional pipeline and facility projects.

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"Galloway was intrinsic to the successful construction of Jackfish I." Doug Whiteside, Former VP Facilities Construction/Heavy Oil Development