The hydrogen pipeline expansion project presented an enormous number of engineering and logistical challenges. The list below represents some of those challenges.
- Designing and developing a feasible route that minimized impacts to the local governments, communities, the environment, and our own critical safety requirements.
- Securing 1,085 permanent landowner ROWs (right of ways) and over 300 temporary agreements
- Acquiring numerous environmental permits and hundreds of non-environmental permits
- Overcoming numerous construction challenges including three US Army Corps of Engineers flood protection levees within the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp and rivers, streams and highway crossings
- Coordinating over 1000 people involved in working on various aspects of the project
- Managing numerous changes to the design route and securing permit addendums as a result
- Employing over 100,000 feet of direction drilling
- The hydrogen pipeline utilized welded construction resulting in more than 25,000 welds.
- More than 24,000 forty foot long pipe sections were installed.
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