Project- Selkirk Fire

man operating pump


Project Overview

What prompted the need for the service? Fire main needed to be updated but contractors and company were not sure how to get this done efficiently. Turner Underground’s engineers collaborated with GC’s engineers met onsite to determine if HDD was the proper method for the desired outcome.

Who were the companies involved?

  • Client
    • SABIC Innovative Plastics, LLC
  • GC
    • DelSignore Blacktop Paving, LLC

What were specs of the job? The Selkirk project requires installing a 1,600 LF of 26” PE fire water main under Noryl Drive by open trench method.

What challenges/obstacles occurred during? The geotechnical borings at several locations indicated the existence of clay to a depth of 50 ft. to 100 ft. The clay was so thick our reclaimer’s pumps were not able to pump it to the tank. Turner Underground Installations Inc. had to rent a bigger and more powerful external pump to solve the problem.

What was the ending outcome? upgrade the fire water main with the help of HDD Turner Underground Installations Inc. thorough planning, drill crew’s wealth of experience and the GC’s unconditional support helped complete this 1,600 feet, 26 inch HDPE pipe safely, on time and as planned. Honorable Mention: The general contractor, DelSignore Blacktop Paving, LLC did a good job in providing access to the secured facility and maintaining a very high safety procedure. Turner Underground Installations Inc.’s crew leader received a very high and positive recommendation from the general contractor’s Safety Officer.

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Project at a Glance


SABIC Innovative Plastics, LLC

Job Specs

1,600 LF of 26” PE fire water main under Noryl Drive by open trench method

Installation Type


Equipment Used

American Augers 440T

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