NEXUS Gas Transmission commits great care, thoughtful planning, stewardship and safe work practices to building our network of pipelines. Construction of a new pipeline can involve thousands of workers, tons of high-strength carbon steel pipe and hundreds of pieces of construction equipment. Every step is guided by professionals with years of experience in building natural gas pipelines that meet the highest industry and government standards for safety, environmental protection and operational reliability.
Great effort is taken to minimize disruption to landowners during the construction process. We carefully plan every step of the project so we can install the pipeline and restore the area to its previous use as efficiently as possible.
Pipeline construction is very similar to a moving assembly line, in which several specialized teams are each assigned to perform a single, specific task along small sections of the pipeline. Once each team completes its task, another team follows closely behind to complete the next stage of construction. Once the entire process is completed for each section of the pipeline, the entire process is repeated again for the next section.
Below is a step-by-step guide illustrating each stage in the construction process.