Allnorth expands into Pipeline Decommissioning Solutions with new key hires

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

After a pipeline has reached the end of its useful life, the next phase of the pipeline lifecycle begins. Pipeline owners cannot simply walk away from a pipeline. A pipeline decommissioning plan must be developed to ensure the pipelines permanently removed from service are done so safely and that the long term effects on communities and the environment are minimized. A pipeline that is permanently removed from service can either be left in place or removed. Owners are forever responsible for a decommissioned pipeline and are required to continue monitoring the pipeline after decommissioning is completed.

Allnorth has assembled a new team of industry leaders and subject matter experts that have developed many of the current pipeline decommissioning standards and have been actively engaged in the regulatory process. 

Allnorth can manage all aspects of our client’s needs from decommissioning and abandonment application development, stakeholder consultations, environmental protection plans and socio-economic assessments, engineering, to project execution through construction management and field services. Through our integrated project management approach, we work to ensure that the pipeline owner’s needs are being met, while minimizing risk to all stakeholders and the environment.

Leading the Allnorth team in assisting our clients with their pipeline decommissioning projects, are Chris Bayley and Landon Lonsberry. Chris and Landon have joined the Allnorth team after previously working on the Line 3 and Line 10 decommissioning projects while with Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Chris and Landon will lead a multidisciplinary team of consultants that can assist owners through the regulatory, engineering and execution phases of any size pipeline decommissioning project. 

For more information on the services Allnorth can provide and Chris and Landon’s work experience in this area, please visit pipelinedecommissioning.com.