How are Pipelines Installed Across Rivers?

Written by CEPA

March 22, 2014

In order for pipelines to transport the energy we need across the country, pipelines must sometimes cross rivers.

The environmental protection of these rivers is definitely on the minds of Canadians, and it’s on the minds of pipeline companies as well. That’s why the industry has started using technically advanced construction methods such as horizontal directional drilling to build pipelines that cross sensitive areas.

What is horizontal directional drilling (HDD)?