Saginaw Line 2800 Re-Route
The Line 2800 Project included the replacement of a total of 94.5 miles of pipeline over five years. The project area includes several counties and agency jurisdictions in Michigan.
The Environmental Staff of Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) provided wetland delineations and stream surveys, endangered species surveys, MDEQ wetland and floodplain permitting, US Army Corp of Engineers Section 10 permitting, soil erosion and stormwater design, US Fish & Wildlife Service special use permitting, US Environmental Protection Agency coordination, and restoration compliance.
HEI's services included environmental permitting and compliance.
For more information about this project, please contact:
Sherry Slocum, Environmental Services Group Manager; 248-827-7322
Improving Natural Gas Lines at the University of Notre Dame
Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) is assisting Mead Construction with the design of two new natural gas lines at the University of Notre Dame to provide a fuel source to a new power plant being constructed.
These two distribution lines through the University of Notre Dame will connect to a new regulator station that is currently being designed and constructed, which will connect to a new generator being installed in a power plant upgrade.
HEI’s design must take into account the complex utilities from university infrastructure and historic areas as well as minimize the impact on traffic and campus activities. The natural gas line design will also incorporate multiple project phases and additional parties working on different aspects of the power plant upgrade.
For more information about this project, please contact:
Jon Larsen, PE, Pipeline Distribution Group Manager; (616) 392-5938
Sault Ste. Marie Dune Restoration
As part of a pipeline exposure project, Holland Engineering, Inc.’s (HEI) Environmental Services obtained an MDEQ Part 325 Permit, a US Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permit and a county Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit. As part of the project, the Lake Superior dunes were restored with native plants after construction.
Sand dunes are an ecologically unique ecosystem with specialized plants and wildlife. Their proximity to the Great Lakes makes them subject to high winds and varying water levels. Our team visited the site prior to construction and investigated the native plants nearby in order to create a specialized seed mix. After the team seeded the site, the HEI biologists planted dune grass (Ammophila breviligulata) plugs. The site was monitored weekly until the site was completely restored with native plants.
For more information about this project, please contact:
Sherry Slocum, Environmental Services Group Manager; (248) 827-7322
Various Survey Services
Michigan Gas Utilities
Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) has been providing various survey services to Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU) since 2014. These services include land-related services including appraisals, title research, document preparation, market studies, negotiating permissions, acquisition or rights, preparation or easements, permits, leases and licenses, tenant consents and damages for gas facilities and construction activities, as well as any other related services required by MGU.
Upon request, HEI performs professional land surveying services under by or under the supervision of a Michigan Professional Surveyor, utilizing GPS, total station or other survey methods to lay out facility extension and replacement projects. We develop digital electronic data from CAD files to complete field survey and stake out functions meeting MGU requirements. HEI provides topographic mapping and boundary surveying services and develops project maps and other documents as requested. Typical requests include right of way and parcel line determinations & mapping, topographic surveys, easement exhibit preparation, construction layout, boundary surveys, and other requests.
Saginaw Trail Pipeline Surveying Services
Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) is providing engineering, surveying, construction and environmental services to Consumers Energy in support of their Saginaw Trail Pipeline Project in Michigan. The Saginaw Trail Pipeline is a five-year, $610 million project replacing 78 miles of pipeline with 94.4 miles of newly installed pipeline over five phases within five years.
HEI’s survey scope included preliminary survey and drafting services, including alignment sheets, easement exhibits, permit drawings and preparation of certified plats on the power company’s corridor. Additional surveying services included construction staking and weld as-built.
Stockbridge Terminal Phase III Manifold
InterCon & Enbridge Energy
Due to increased demand for crude oil in North America, Enbridge laid out plans to construct five massive steel tanks with the capability of handling approximately 70 million gallons of the crude oil. This oil will be delivered continuously by pipeline 6B at a rate of 21 million gallons per day.
Holland Engineering assisted the contractor, InterCon, with construction staking and layout, mechanical, civil, and electrical as-built, IFC drawing redlines, survey grade positional data of installed material delivered in CAD and spreadsheet format.
The construction staking varied from concrete supports to staking for roads, berms, and underground pipe. We also surveyed welds and as-built the pipe. The pipe ranged in size from 2" to 42". Around 3,000 welds were surveyed and mapped.
Holland Engineering also assisted with the installation of a 12" HDPE fire suppression system. It snaked around the site to various hydrants and sprinklers. These "fusion" welds were mapped and recorded. We were also on site to perform underground utility sweeps. Having our trained and certified sweep crew on site was invaluable to the contractor.
Holland Engineering was on the Stockbridge Terminal project for approximately 20 months with no recorded injuries.
Alpine 12" Pipeline & 10" Interconnect
TransCanada, Great Lakes Gas Transmission
The Alpine Pipeline project entailed the installation of a new 12-inch outside diameter natural gas pipeline approximately 800 feet long near Gaylord, Michigan. The pipeline’s purpose is to supply natural gas fuel to the new Alpine electrical power plant.
Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) performed engineering design and prepared construction drawings for the 12-inch pipeline, interconnect, temporary launcher and receiver trap facilities, and hot taps on the two 36-inch Great Lakes Gas Transmission's pipelines. HEI also provided survey services for the preliminary design, pre-construction, and the construction red-lines. After construction had been completed, Holland Engineering as-built the drawings.
South Chester and Central Charlton Separator Additions
TransCanada, ANR Storage
This project entailed the installation of new natural gas two-phase separators with an automatic liquid dump system at ANR Storage's South Chester and Central Charlton compressor stations.
The separators required installation of actuated aboveground 20” inlet and outlet block valves and 20” and 24” underground bypass block valves. They also required two level-control dump valves and an over-pressure protection valve on the dump line.
Prior to construction, we performed a pre-design survey to locate existing above- and belowground piping, conduits and power cables. We then provided mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering design. After construction was completed, we provided as-builts based on red-lined drawings from the field.
Northern Border Pipeline Company - TransCanada
The Rawson Pipeline project involved the installation of a new 16” outside diameter natural gas pipeline approximately 1.4 miles long near Rawson, North Dakota in McKenzie County. The pipeline’s purpose is to transport natural gas from ONEOK's gas plant facility to Northern Border's pipeline.
Holland Engineering, Inc. (HEI) completed engineering design and prepared construction drawings for the 16” pipeline, temporary launcher and receiver trap facilities, and the hot tap into Northern Border's 42” diameter pipeline. HEI also was the surveyor for the preliminary design and pre-construction surveys. After construction was completed, HEI created as-built drawings from field supplied red-lined drawings.
Verification of DTE Records to Establish MAOP
DTE Gas - Integrity Management Department
The Advisory Bulletin (ADB-12-06, Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0068) issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on May 7, 2012 requires Operators to identify appropriate verifiable records that establish a high level of confidence regarding the natural gas facilities maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP). HEI has been tasked with assembling the available records and by way of investigative tools document both the source and support that identifies those potential defective items that fails to meet the facilities MAOP.
HEI was assigned the task over six years ago. By the end of year three (2013) HEI completed the 2,200 miles of dry transmission pipelines. At the end of year five (2015) HEI completed 450 transmission pipeline stations and current efforts are focused on the manned, compressor stations. The Belle River compressor station was wrapped up in January 1, 2016 with a very distinct improvement over past reports in that the defect results were reported using Bluebeam software. DTE, for the first time, could now retrieve their results from a digital file format as before it was a stack of written reports.
HEI's future scope includes another 10 compressor stations, major gate stations and gathering facilities of which the focus continues to be just on historical records. Before the end of this year DTE will trigger plans to increase manpower that will then be assigned to validate both current and proposed construction records. On top of all that there are ongoing efforts to define the responsibilities to remediate and schedule the repair/removal of defects that have already been identified. As the industry moves this project forward the HEI team is confident that their experience and track record will continue to earn them a key position on the DTE MAOP verification project.
Line 1200 B
Holland Engineering assisted Consumers Energy with engineering design services for a 24 mile, 36" diameter pipeline in southern Michigan. Ancillary facilities included a launcher and receiver as well as a main line valve setting. Additionally, HEI assisted with HDD designs for two river crossings.
Holland Engineering was selected to provide engineering design and construction management services for Consumers Energy’s West Oakland Pipeline Project.This 25-mile, 36-inch pipeline will be used to transport natural gas and will be located entirely within the state of Michigan. Services included:
Preliminary services - assisting with route selection, preparation of governmental and environmental permits and attending applicable hearings for MPSC filing
Drafting services – all civil and mechanical drafting
Design services - meter station design, trap and main line valve facilities, special construction area design, directional drill layouts, identifying additional construction workspace requirements, and preparing hydrostatic test drawings
Construction services - material specifications, preparation of supplemental construction specifications and assisting with contractor selection
Bluewater Pipeline Extension and Meter Station Upgrade
Holland Engineering is currently providing survey and engineering services to Bluewater Gas Storage for their Pipeline Extension and Meter Station Upgrade Project. Due to a decision to expand their 20" pipeline and increase their flow capacity, a new filter separator needs to be added, existing 8" meters need to be replaced, and the flow control valve needs to be upgraded with a larger and quieter control valve.
Design services - design of pipeline extension to a new HDD river crossing, property exhibits, mechanical and electrical design for modifications to meter station
Survey services - pipeline survey and design of property exhibits for right-of-way acquisition
HEI's Environmental Services Division has been assisting TransCanada with environmental services for a variety of projects. We performed an array of services:
- wetland delineations
- stream assessments
- threatened and endangered species assessments
- wetland and stream restoration design
- biological habitat assessments
- unanticipated discovery plans
- constructability and feasibility reviews for multiple anomaly dig sites and pipeline replacement projects.
Our experienced team also served as environmental Inspectors for construction activities, including:
- daily reporting
- contractor coordination
- soil, water, and asbestos sampling
- compaction testing
- agricultural and archaeological inspection
- environmental compliance.
Our strong relationship with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality enabled us to obtain soil erosion, wetlands, and hydrostatic water discharge and withdrawal permits to meet project schedules and demands.
In addition, we obtained project clearances from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Section 106 from the Michigan Historic Preservation Office.
Horizontal Directional Drill for Class Change Project
HEI is currently assisting TransCanada with the replacement of approximately 930 feet of 24 inch diameter main and loop lines in Mound City, MO. The existing pipe is being replaced due to a recent population density increase. The below grade pipeline is located under a private air strip, the north and south bound lanes of highway I-29, a highway service road, a wetland, a drainage ditch and a farmer's field. Initially a conventional horizontal bore method of installing new pipe was planned but was changed after the initial site visit revealed a wetland between the service road and the drainage ditch.
HEI has extensive experience providing HDD's for our clients. A major advantage to performing HDD is that the area of the pipe crossing is not disturbed making it a very attractive method for railroad, highway, wetland and river crossings.
Internal Inspection Assistance - Midwest
Holland Engineering is assisting with various in-line inspection assistance projects. Services include:
- creating hazardous operation plans (valve sequencing and purging plans)
- loading, launching and receiving inspection tools (cleaning pigs, gauging pigs, and internal inspection tools)
- creating plans for the disposal of liquids
- cleaning inspection tools upon completion of their inspection runs
Bluestone Pipeline Project
Holland Engineering assisted DTE Energy with survey and engineering services for the proposed 30 mile Bluestone Pipeline Project. The project involves the construction and operation of a natural gas gathering system in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania transporting gas from the Marcellus Shale formations to Millennium Pipeline.
The Environmental Staff of Holland Engineering also assisted with this project. Services included: environmental surveying services; environmental reports and permitting; environmental compliance training; environmental inspection services during construction; mitigation site creation; and post-construction wetland, waterbody, agricultural, wetland mitigation site and rare plant monitoring and reporting.
Holland Engineering’s full scope of engineering services for this project include:
- preliminary survey
- pipeline engineering design
- pipeline routing
- meter station design
- launcher/receiver design
- preliminary construction surveying
- facility as-builts
Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) Project
Holland Engineering assisted Kinder Morgan with surveying and drafting services for Spreads A2 and H of the Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) Project. The REX Pipeline is a proposed 1,679-mile natural gas system which will run from Colorado to Ohio. Upon completion, this will be one of the largest natural gas pipelines constructed in North America.
Surveying services - included staking the entire construction corridor centerline, extra work spaces and right-of-way limits of the proposed pipeline and providing stationing along the entire right-of-way. Holland Engineering also provided complete pipeline as-built, as-built depth of cover and all below grade utility and field tile crossings.
Drafting services - developing permanent easement, temporary easement and additional workspace descriptions based on drawings supplied to Holland Engineering.
Trumble Road Interconnect Pipeline Project
TransCanada, Great Lakes and SEMCO Energy
Holland Engineering had the opportunity to assist TransCanada, Great Lakes Gas Transmission and SEMCO Energy with the Pipeline Interconnect Project at Trumble Road in St. Clair, Michigan.
In 2013, TransCanada Pipeline and Semco Energy signed an agreement for a proposed pipeline interconnect with Great Lakes Gas Transmission. This agreement allowed Great Lakes the opportunity to install two 12" hot taps at a 36" main and loop line and provide a tie-in and isolation valve to interconnect with SEMCO Energy. SEMCO Energy was also given the ability to construct a full service meter station complete with field separator, heater, meter and pressure regulator runs, gas chromatograph, flow control valve and RTU building.
HEI was requested by TransCanada to provide survey and pipeline design services for the hot connections to GLGT's 36" lines. HEI also successfully provided pipeline drafting services, instrumentation and electrical design services for SEMCO's new meter station. HEI was pleased to be part of this project and to successfully coordinate the objectives of all three companies involved.
Emergency Oil Spill Cleanup
On July 26th a pressure drop occured in Enbridge's 30" petroleum line 6B that released an estimated 800,000 gallons of unrefined crude oil into the Talmadge Creek near Marshall, Michigan. Holland Engineering was contacted shortly after the spill and was able to quickly respond with survey, GIS and engineering support services. Holland Engineering was also able to promptly send two of our engineering staff members to the leak site to provide 24 hour support to the onsite Enbrige Engineers.
Northern Border Pipeline Company
From start to finish, Holland Engineering provided the engineering design, surveying and construction services for Northern Border Pipeline Company's Princeton Lateral Project. This 8.65 mile long, 16-inch diameter interstate natural gas pipeline lateral transports natural gas from the existing Northern Border's Kasbeer side valve to Central Illinois Light Company's facilities near Princeton.
Environmental Services for Pipeline Planning Project
M&M Royalty Ltd.
Holland Engineering's Environmental Team had the opportunity to provide environmental surveying services to M&M Royalty Ltd. for a pipeline planning project. This project includes wetland and waterbody surveys and threatened and endangered species surveys. HEI is also preparing clearance packages for threatened and endangered species and wetlands. Through project planning and route selection, M&M Royalty Ltd. will be avoiding and minimizing impacts to environmental features. HEI, in coordination with M&M Royalty Ltd., will also be designing stromwater controls for the project and submitting a stormwater pollution prevention plan and NPDES permit.
Mobile Lidar Scanning for Gas Distribution Projects
Dominion East Ohio
Holland Engineering recently assisted Dominion East Ohio with Mobile Lidar Scanning services for 6 gas distribution design projects. HEI was able to use their Mobile Lidar to quickly provide scanning of approximately 10 miles of maps and streets to deliver an accurate topographic survey.
Holland Engineering, Inc. provided construction surveying services to Enbridge Energy for the Line 79 Pipeline. The 20" pipeline begins near Stockbridge, MI and traverses approximately 35 miles along an existing power line corridor ending near Chelsea, MI.
Services also included preliminary survey, location and marking of existing pipelines and height of overhead lines and location of towers. Drafting services included alignment sheets, permit drawings and preparation of certified plats on the power company's corridor.
Princeton Lateral Environmental Services
Northern Border Pipeline Company
The Princeton Lateral Project was constructed by TransCanada's Northern Border Pipeline Company as an interstate natural gas pipeline lateral designed to transport natural gas from the existing Kasbeer side valve located on Northern Border's mainline system to a point of interconnection with the facilities of the Central Illinois Light Company. The project consisted of ~8.65 miles of 16" pipeline; a launcher assembly facility and a meter station. The Environmental Staff of HEI provided environmental survey services for this project including rare, threatened and endangered species, cultural resources and wetland surveys. Additional services included generating the environmental resource reports required for filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Environmental compliance training and agency coordination were also included as part of this project.
Holland Engineering pulled from their depth of capabilities to provide engineering, survey, and environmental services to Consumers Energy in support of their Freedom Pipeline Project.
The project entails the installation of a new 20" outside diameter natural gas mainline located within the existing pipeline right-of-way. The project area consists of six linear miles along the existing Consumers Energy's pipeline right-of-way running from Freedom Township to the City of Chelsea in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
Landfill Methane Pipeline
Zeeland Farm Services
Holland Engineering was awarded a contract to provide project management, engineering and construction management services to Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. for a 6-mile proposed pipeline. This 16” HDPE pipeline is located in Zeeland Township, Ottawa County, Michigan and transports recovered landfill gas. Holland Engineering also provided project feasibility, route selection, surveying, permitting, easement acquisition and material procurement services.