Project- RG&E CM-5

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Project Overview

What prompted the need for the service? Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), an Iberdrola Company secured approval to reinforce their natural gas distribution pipeline network in the fast developing economic zone of the Town of Chili, in Monroe County, NY.

Who were the companies involved?

Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), Power & Construction Group and Encompass Pipeline, Inc.,

  • Client
    • Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E)
  • GC
    • Power & Construction Group
    • Encompass Pipeline, Inc.,

What were specs of the job?

3,000 linear feet of 24-inch steel pipe for this natural gas pipeline project, under wetlands in under two months.

What challenges/obstacles occurred during?

Mixed ground conditions required greater drill depths in areas as well as drilling through rock. Challenging physical attributes of the terrain provided limited access for our equipment at times and presented several tight-quarter staging. The saturated soil conditions and a high water table required additional pumping capabilities to handle dewatering throughout the project.

Skills Utilized? TUGI, Inc. recommended to progress the pilot bore from north to south.

What was the ending outcome?

TUGI’s thorough planning, drill crew’s wealth of experience and the GC’s unconditional support helped complete this 900 feet of 8-inch HDPE safely, on time and as planned.

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Project at a Glance


Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E)

Job Specs

3,000 linear feet of 24-inch steel pipe

Installation type


Equipment Used

American Augers 440T

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