PO BLOG

Better Access, Better Projects

Published in January, 2019

Northern Mat & Bridge offers smart, safe, cost-effective solutions

 

Northern Mat & Bridge (NMB) specializes in providing safe, cost-effective temporary access products and solutions for energy industries across North America, including transmission and distribution, pipeline, oil and gas, wind, potash, forestry, LNG and more. Our products and services deliver safe access to otherwise impassable terrain for reasons such as poor ground conditions, weather, sensitive farmland and grasslands, and traditional land-use areas.

Guaranteeing access to a job site using NMB is the smart choice to safeguard against injury, damage, liabilities and delays. We call the use of matting “access insurance,” as it allows for the extension of construction, exploration and drilling seasons with minimal impact on the environment. We have an integrated solution of highly qualified personnel, the right machines and products that perform, working together to meet your specific needs. Benefits of working with Northern Mat & Bridge include:

Reduced Costs – Reduce costs with the largest inventory in Canada: More than 150,000 access mats, 2,000 rig mats and 300 portable bridges. We handle large-scale matting and bridge jobs with ease and assurance.

Canada Wide – Mats, equipment and crews are placed strategically throughout the country to reduce transport costs, time and save you money.

Modern Equipment – We own and operate a modern fleet of equipment and trucks capable of servicing all of our customers’ delivery and installation requirements. Having more than 100 pieces of specialized equipment, we complete jobs efficiently and avoid operational-related down time.

Turn-Key – With only one phone call we deliver a turn-key service, providing you with complete access support through the entire life-cycle of your project. Our dedicated account managers manage our 250-plus employees so that our clients only deal with a single point of contact.

Emergency Access

NEAS helps prepare for environmental emergencies; minimizing public scrutiny and costly down time.

Our core values direct us toward innovation in the industry and protection of the environment. Northern Environmental Access Services (NEAS) is a new and independent group of NMB that is designed specifically to prepare your company for accessing sensitive terrain, such as farmlands and native grasslands, as well as respond to environmental emergencies. Being prepared allows you to minimize environmental impacts that heavy machinery can have on the soil. It also allows you to reduce the environmental and public damage of hazardous breaks, spills, train derailments and natural disasters, in turn avoiding costly downtime.

NEAS also offers mat-washing services with state-of-the-art technology. NEAS’s 100 per cent portable mat-washing units help to minimize cross-contamination issues by following a three-step cleaning process, recognized by the Canola Council of Canada. Our mat-washing process can significantly extend the life of the mat; in turn reducing the use of valuable resources, while saving time and money.

Overall both the matting and mat-washing services offered by Northern Mat & Bridge allows energy/ pipeline/T&D etc. companies to commit to zero disturbance practices on sensitive land and native grasslands and gives private land owners the confidence to know that their land is being properly protected during industrial activity.

All matting and bridges are available for rent or purchase. We provide attractive lease-to-own options, as well as many other options that can be discussed. For more information on Northern Mat & Bridge’s products and services, visit our website at www.northernmat.ca or call 1-800-354-4144.