Oil & Gas
Erickson wins pipeline construction deal in Mexico
April 15, 2015, Portland, Or. - Erickson Incorporated has announced that the company has contracted with Group Desarrollo Infaestructura, SA de CV (GDI) who is contracted with Transcanada Corporation’s Mexican Subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas del Noreste, for a new rural infrastructure pipeline project that will bring clean-burning natural gas to businesses and citizens in Mexico.
The agreement will guarantee the use of an S-64 E Aircrane to assist in
the external load transport of more than 1,000 natural gas pipeline
segments that will complete the 329-mile long Topolobampo Project. This
project is a first for Erickson within the construction services market
The terrain surrounding the project is rugged and
mountainous with minimal ground access. Transporting pipe segments by
helicopter from a centralized staging area to multiple sites along the
pipeline reduces transit time and avoids road construction. Current
access roads are inaccessible for the equipment and pipe segments
needed, and the helicopter allows for a more efficient project timeline.
The Aircrane is an ecological and strategic solution for installation
due to the lack of transportation infrastructure in this challenging
“This is a high priority project for the City of Los
Mochis, to help build infrastructure in austere and rugged locations. We
are providing an ecological solution when roadways aren’t available and
the area is difficult to navigate by land. The Aircrane is very nimble
in the air and our crews are a fast and affordable solution for rural
infrastructure projects,” said Jeff Roberts, President and CEO.
work will be completed early in Q2. The precision capability of the
Aircrane, combined with the skill and experience of pilots and project
managers, has led Erickson to be uniquely suited for this project.