Business View Magazine | June 2019

151 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2019 I nnovative Pipeline Crossings (IPC) has the technical expertise, the passion, and the commitment to excellence to tackle the most complex tunneling projects, while providing superior value and service to clients. IPC’s trenchless tunneling technology combines the advantages of established pipelaying methods with innovative new applications for industries such as oil and gas, as well as municipal and civil works. The company’s professional team provides a wide-range of solution-focused pipeline technologies that make demanding geological challenges doable, safe, and successful. IPC is a part of the Bothar Group of Companies, an international contractor with over 30 years of experience in the tunneling contracting industry. With an enviable track record and a diverse capability range, together, the staff at IPC and Bothar bring highly skilled capabilities to all tunneling projects. Services include Microtunneling, Auger Boring, Pipe Jacking, Shaft Construction, and Direct Pipe Installation. Peter Hennig, IPC President & CEO shares the history of the company. “IPC was founded in 2013 in Calgary, Alberta with the idea of using Direct Pipe technology that was developed in Germany by Herrenknecht, the market leader for tunneling equipment manufacturing. IPC started with two projects and then the downturn in the economy came, and the oil and gas sector took a major hit in Alberta. In April 2016, I came over as VP Operations to help turn the business around, which we did and executed more Direct Pipe Installations in Canada than anybody else, in the meantime. In November 2018, we amalgamated with a strategic partner, the Bothar Group, one of the biggest micro-tunneling contractors in the world. Their headquarters is in Brisbane, Innovative Pipeline Crossings, Inc. Leader in trenchless construction