CGL Network Project Overview
2021 (Nov/Dec) – Merrick Lodge
2021 (July/Aug) – Merrick Lodge
Adjustments on the west end of Section 8 required a change to the existing 2-way radio system. Rigstar replaced the Kenwood digital repeater system with a new Motorola SLR5700 Moto TRBO system to accommodate their existing fleet.
Service was delivered to the last camp along the Coastal GasLink Pipeline project with the commissioning of Merrick Lodge. This required 2 additional mountain top repeaters to be constructed south of Chetwynd to deliver 300Mbps symmetrical. The sites are operating with no disruptions and are powered only by solar and wind.
2021 (April/May) – Kitimat, BC
2021 (January) – Mount Morice
2020 (November) – Little Mount Elizabeth
2020 (August) - Thermal Peak
2020 (June) – Corona Peak Tower
2020 (April) – Mt. Morice
2020 (January) – Parsnip
Rigstar implemented a Long-Haul Cellular service solution to the Parsnip Camp and upgraded the Microwave Wireless Data capacity into the camp from 300Mbps to 1Gbps.
Rigstar had to access a mountain top repeater tower to install cellular and microwave gear via a 14km Snowmobile only access trail. Our team was able to complete the install during Christmas break before pipeline work commenced in the new year.
The cellular service was implemented by boosting and repeating the cellular service at the mountain top repeater tower from an existing carrier’s network. The signal was aimed at the recently constructed Parsnip Camp tower where it was amplified up by a custom-built parabolic dish antenna. The service was then delivered via fibre from the tower to the camp where the signal was enhanced and rebroadcasted into the camp.
2020 (January) – Parsnip Video
2019 (December) – Mount Morice – Jim Marshall Memorial
- Shorter days – limit the working hour
- Additional safety measures and emergency response planning
- Continuous snow removal of the construction area
- Hoarding required to protect the workers from the elements
- Hoarding and heating required to pour and cure the concrete
- Hoarding and heating required to cure the grout for several days
- Additional materials require multiple Heli-lifts to the mountain top
2019 (November) – 1st Mountain Top Repeater
2019 (October) – Sukunka Camp
2019 (September) – Parsnip Tower Constructed
2019 (June) – Parsnip Camp
2019 (July) – 9A Camp
2019 (April) – Field Office Opens in Smithers, BC
2019 (March) – Hunter Creek Camp
2019 (February) – Chetwynd Office
2018 (December) – Welcome Kitmat Office
2018 (September) – Rigstar Awarded the Primary Telecom Contract
2015 – 2018 Planning, Designing & Engineering
2015 (July) – Initial Meeting
- Speed Internet Services
- Cellular Enhancement
- VoIP Services