Nicholson Joins Atoka Pipeline Water Transmission Line Project

September 11, 2019
Pittsburgh, PA

Nicholson Construction was recently awarded the Support of Excavation contract for two new launch shafts for the Atoka Pipeline Water Transmission Line’s microtunnel.

The Atoka Pipeline project includes the replacement of an existing water line and the construction of a new line to increase the amount of water that can be transmitted from the Atoka Reservoir in Southeast Oklahoma to the Stanley Draper Reservoir near Oklahoma City.

The current pipeline and pumping system are 50 years old.

The two new shafts each have a minimum internal diameter of 31 feet. Nicholson’s portion of the work includes the construction of secant pile rings extending to a depth of 70 ft. Below this depth the shafts will be supported by a ring beam and rib and liner plate system.

“This is a great project for Oklahoma’s local communities,” said John Wise, Vice President of Nicholson’s Major Projects group. “We’re happy to bring our experience and a great team to Oklahoma for another successful project.”

Nicholson’s portion of the work is slated to begin in the Fall of 2019.

About Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 60 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world's leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.