Energy Division

ENERGY DIVISION

Holland Engineering is one of the premier consulting firms in the Midwest. For more than four decades, Holland Engineering has provided tailor-made pipeline solutions for some of the most important players in the industry. We offer a full range of customized pipeline services to oil, petrochemical and natural gas companies across the United States.

Design

To produce the most accurate and cost-effective design for your project, we use state-of-the-art software and technology. We are also experienced at collaborating with other entities involved in your project, such as state and federal agencies and geotechnical firms.

Our engineers have experience designing virtually every type of pipeline project, from new pipeline installations to facility improvements. We handle all design services from initial planning to final design, including measurement, regulation, flow control and gas processing. We can also provide construction oversight.

In response to advancing technology in the? survey and design fields, HEI has advanced software and trained professionals? that can model existing and proposed mechanical systems in a 3D model. By laser scanning existing stations, our designers work in a real-world model to ensure the highest level of accuracy compared to conventional methods. This approach also enables HEI to handle design changes more efficiently.

Our skilled HDD designers have extensive experience coordinating with state and federal agencies and working around US Army Corps of Engineers levee systems. Coordinating with a drilling contractor where necessary, they will identify appropriate product pipe and determine the optimum drill path to meet both your requirements and industry guidelines. After installation, they can perform operational stress analysis.

Other services include:

  • Coordinating with geotechnical firms to obtain appropriate soil information.
  • Full survey services, such as sonar mapping for large water crossings.
  • Drilling mud calculations to identify potential inadvertent return locations.
  • Providing complete calculation report as well as detailed plan and profile.

Our team of structural engineers is exceptionally qualified to address your specific project needs. We offer a full range of services, including pipeline, vessel and equipment foundation designs, pipe trestle design, plant structural analysis and design and pipe stress analysis.

Using industry standard platforms such as AutoCAD and MicroStation, our drafting staff offer services ranging from detailed project design and construction drawings to tailored drafting. We also use Blue Sky Software, which provides automated mapping capabilities and enables easy extraction of project data for transfer to your GIS system.

Our team of OpQual Certified field personnel are experienced in all phases of integrity management. We offer assistance with HCA classification, pipeline inspection prioritization and cost estimating for facility modification, in-line inspection assistance, planning for hydrostatic testing facilities and close interval surveys for direct assessments.

We also offer post-inspection services, including reviews of inspection tool data, assistance with locating and excavating anomalies, anomaly evaluation, collection of site samples, pipeline repair recommendations and data entry of inspection results.

ILI projects use a tool known as a pig to perform maintenance and inspection operations. The tool is launched into the pipeline and “tracked” at road crossings to verify its location and speed. Smart tools are used with Above Ground Boxes (AGM) to correlate collected data with location so that when a problem (such as corrosion or a dent) is found, the defective pipe can be excavated, inspected and repaired.

Holland Engineering has been providing ILI-related services since 2003 to clients such as El Paso, TransCanada, Great Lakes, Northern Border, Wolverine and DTE. 

Our tracking services include reviewing alignment sheets and other resources to determine the best AGM locations, creating survey/tracking spreadsheets, staking and surveying AGM locations, creating GPS files for tracking tools, and tracking cleaning, gauge and smart tools.  Our primary service area covers Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.  We provide pigging services in the Dakotas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Tennessee.

We also provide dig services, including preliminary and final staking of the dig area, inspection of the pipe and as-built survey of the pipe.

Survey

Our survey team provides a broad spectrum of services, including route selection, right-of-way determination and locating and staking existing pipelines. We perform preliminary, condemnation, construction and as-built surveys, and provide design for large-scale horizontal and vertical control networks. To do this, we employ the latest technologies and equipment, such as GPS, Laser Scanners, Mobile LiDAR, Unmanned Aerial Systems and Robotic Total Stations. We also provide hydrographic surveys, a quick and cost-effective method of gathering data in areas that are inaccessible to conventional surveying techniques.

Our engineers stay informed about the latest advances in this technology and receive annual training so they can offer you the safest, most accurate and up-to-date Mobile LiDAR services available. Mobile LiDAR, which captures a highly detailed record of existing site conditions, enables us to deliver 2D and 3D CAD files, colorized point clouds, digital terrain models and shapefiles.

3D laser scanning provides a real-time snapshot of existing conditions in a single scan. This highly accurate data can be accessed at any time, so there’s no need for multiple site visits. 3D laser scanning reduces safety risks, can be used for reverse engineering and has valuable marketing applications. 3D laser scanning also allows our designers to work from a complete picture of existing conditions and incorporates directly into our 3D modeling software.

Our team has been flying UAS since 2013 and is highly familiar with the relevant rules and regulations. With the expertise to capture more data than through traditional surveying methods, we can provide products such as point cloud models of the site and ultra-high resolution ortho photos. Using both hexacopters and fixed-wing drones, we can provide the full spectrum of UAS services, including orthophotos, 3D models, inspection, site monitoring, video and mapping. Using UAS enables us to reduce field time, increase safety and view areas that are otherwise impossible to access.

Using GIS, we can capture, store, retrieve, analyze and display spatial data, integrating data from a variety of sources and systems into a single cohesive, easy-to-understand map. Applications include High Consequence Area identification and pipeline routing. GIS also enables us to reduce project duration and costs and to communicate highly detailed information.

Our ArcGIS Server makes it possible to build, manage, display and analyze spatial data across all platforms. We use this cloud-based mapping technology to develop and manage GIS web services, applications and datasets, create interactive web applications for project management, set up web maps for collecting and editing data in the field, and share data with project managers and you.

Environmental

Our environmental team is committed to helping our clients find cost-effective solutions to environmental challenges. We understand the complex science and regulatory structure underlying environmental issues and will engineer the right solution for you. We offer a full range of services, from planning and permitting to construction and restoration.

We have conducted environmental compliance on hundreds of pipeline projects in full compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Drawing on the extensive experience of our multidisciplinary team, we take an integrated approach to engineer and implement innovative solutions for a variety of environmental projects throughout the United States, including;

  • NEPA Compliance
  • Wetland and Water Quality Permitting (401/404/301/303)
  • FERC Filings / Compliance
  • NPDES Permitting
  • Public Service Commission / State Filings
  • Wetland Mitigation, Enhancement, Preservation and Easement Planning and Design
  • Hydrostatic Water Testing / Discharge
  • Drain and Transportation Crossing Permits
  • Archeological and Historical / Cultural Resources Permitting
  • Stream and Wetland Restoration
  • Water Quality Assessments
  • Invasive Species Surveys and Management
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys / Mitigation / MBTA / Section 7
  • Mussel and Botanical Surveys
  • GIS including ArcGIS online
  • Phase I / Phase II
  • Soil and Groundwater Sampling
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Feasibility and Routing
  • Bid Preparation
  • Wetland and Waterbody Surveys
  • Agricultural Mitigation, Restoration Monitoring
  • Construction Plan Preparation: SPCC, Unanticipated Discovery, Waste Management, Agricultural Mitigation, Winter Construction and Monitoring, Transportation, Blasting, HDD Contingency, Inadvertent Return Contingency
  • Floodplain Management
  • Hydrologic/Hydraulic Analysis

Our team provides a full range of field assessment, monitoring and inspection services, including environmental inspection and management, chief and lead environmental inspection, on-site and source inspection and specialty inspections (e.g. threatened and endangered species, invasive species, cultural resources).

Energy Project Highlights

Ohio Valley Connector

In this project, we worked with Equitrans, LP with survey project management.
Construction Phase Services
Design
Drafting
FERC
GIS & Arc GIS Server
Survey
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Line 6B

In this project, provided construction surveying services to Enbridge Energy for the Line 6B pipeline, which runs from Griffith, IN, to Marysville, MI.
Construction Phase Services
Design
Drafting
Survey
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Saginaw Trail Pipeline

In this project, we provided engineering, surveying, construction, and environmental services to Consumers Energy in support of their Saginaw Trail Pipeline Project.
Construction Phase Services
Energy
Drafting
HDD Design
Environmental
Planning and Permitting
Site Feasibility Studies
Survey
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Featured Careers at Holland Engineering

Holland Engineering, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development.

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Corrosion Technicians
Full Time

Holland and Southfield Offices

Holland Engineering is seeking experienced Corrosion Technicians to work out of our Holland and Southfield office locations in Michigan. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years applicable on the job experience. The Corrosion Technician is responsible for all facets of field performance in corrosion prevention duties on pipeline systems including cathodic protection, internal corrosion control, protective coating and linings, materials selection and design/project support. Duties may include, but are not limited to, locating and verifying field inspection sites, performing field inspections, and the documentation and evaluation of the findings.

Project Engineers
Full Time

Southfield Office

Holland Engineering is seeking experienced Project Engineers to join our Southfield, MI office. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of pipeline engineering and design experience with an emphasis in the gas and oil industry. Demonstrated experience with products including AutoCAD and Micro Station will be beneficial along with proficiency in the full suite of Microsoft Office products.