Largest Water Pipeline Includes Reinforced Concrete Jacking Pipe
Thompson Pipe Group – Dallas scheduled to manufacture of 6,000 linear feet
The new Atoka Pipeline is the largest pressure pipeline project in North America. The project includes 60- and 72-inch steel pressure pipe, and 72- and 84-inch reinforced concrete jacking pipe. The pipeline will transport raw water from Lake Atoka in southeast Oklahoma to Lake Stanley Draper in Oklahoma City. The new pipeline will run parallel to the existing 60-inch line that was completed in 1962.
The first phase of the project includes two separate microtunnels under the Canadian River near Bing, Oklahoma; each will be approximately 3,000 feet long and up to 110 feet deep. The highly engineered RCP will protect the steel carrier pipe. Each RCP piece will be 20 feet long and weight more than 50,000 pounds, the longest allowable shipping length.
Thompson Pipe Group will manufacture the steel pipe in Grand Prairie, Texas; the RCP jacking pipe will be produced in Alvarado, Texas. Production on the pipeline is expected to begin later this year. The project is scheduled for completion in 2024.
Additionally, Thompson Pipe Group manufactures RCP jacking pipe in Rialto, California.
Pictured: 66″ reinforced concrete jacking pipe manufactured and delivered by Thompson Pipe Group – Los Angeles.