Athabasca pipeline to handle growing oilsands production

Main line welding crews, using automatic welding equipment to boost productivity, move ahead through classic Canadian winter conditions installing the Athabasca pipeline. Sandblasting prepares the pipe for re-coating with fusion-bonded epoxy, copolymer adhesive, and a medium-density polyethylene over-jacket. [32,491 bytes] Difficult terrain and routing were overcome by Enbridge Pipelines (Athabasca) Inc., Calgary, to build the first direct pipeline link between the oilsands deposits of northeastern Alberta and Canada's main crude-oil pipeline system. That's according to the company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge...

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