World's largest hydrogen pipeline supply network


Hydrogen pipeline supply challengesThe 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

Interesting factoids:

  • 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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