MinnCan Pipeline

Clearwater County to Dakota County, MN | Energy

Overview

ISG worked with government agencies to ensure that a new crude oil pipeline did not impact local wetlands.


Opportunity

Koch Pipeline Company, LP, needed environmental compliance services for its MinnCan project, a 303.5-mile, 24-inch diameter crude oil pipeline.

Solution

Extending through 13 Minnesota counties, the MinnCan Pipeline carries crude oil along its 24-inch diameter, 303.6-mile-long pipeline. This pipeline transports Canadian crude oil to the Twin Cities and required environmental compliance services to ensure its operation did not disrupt the local environment. ISG coordinated and oversaw subcontractors on the project and created a work plan that kept the project on time and under budget. The team also developed a monitoring plan in compliance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that outlined an approach to wetland monitoring and field study protocol. ISG prepared a restoration assessment of wetlands and water bodies impacted by the project, as well as a wetland monitoring report that provided as-built documentation of soil surface elevation for pipeline alignment and the mitigation site.


Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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