Trans-Antarctic Pipelines

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Trans-Antarctic Pipelines
Type Private
Industry Construction
Genre Pipeline construction, Marine construction, Earthmoving, Lifting and rigging
Founded August 3, 2014
Headquarters

South Pole City, Vonkouver, Rio de Vatica,

Across Antarctica
Area served Antarctica
Products Pipelines
Services Pipeline construction and repair
Revenue WB$; 300 million
Operating income WB$; 100 million
Net income WB$; 275 million
Employees 10,000
Parent Red Shield Bank


Not to be confused with the Trans-Antarctic Pipeline, their main project.

Trans-Antarctic Pipelines is a multi-national construction company that was responsible for building the infamous Trans-Antarctic Pipeline, which was named after the company. The company is the result of an amalgamation of six pipelining and marine construction companies from the USA, Shops Island, the Culldrome Isles, and Munijoch. Trans-Antarctic pipelines does mainly pipeline work, but also does marine construction, earthmoving, and rigging projects less frequently. They are owned and subsidized by the Red Shield Bank.

Background[edit]

With the introduction of the 2014 Shopper Outreach Program, one of the key tenants of the program outlined was the construction of a pipeline around Antarctica and through the Antarctic mainland. Tenders were sent out for companies to bid on the construction of the pipeline, but no company was big enough or willing to do the project alone. So, six separate firms got together and decided to amalgamate. The following companies were:

  • USA flag.PNG Progressive Pipelines Inc.
  • USA flag.PNG AquaTech Marine Construction
  • ShopsIslandFlag2013.png Trans-Shopper Pipeline Services™
  • ShopsIslandFlag2013.png Smith Civil Contracting and Earthmoving
  • Culldromeislesflag.png Wright Pipeline and Contracting
  • Munijochempire.png Chomsky Construction ltd.

The six companies all agreed to disband and pool their resources to found Trans-Antarctic Pipelines. They then won the bid for building the pipeline, and went straight to work, going down in history in the process.

The Trans-Antarctic Pipeline[edit]

The Trans-Antarctic Pipeline was the primary operation for Trans-Antarctic Pipelines. The project made the newly-amalgamated company stress all its possible resources, in the end building the largest pipeline in Antarctica. Trans-Antarctic Pipelines' reputation was made on the project, and being the builders of the pipeline has landed them multiple jobs since.

Operation[edit]

Trans-Antarctic Pipelines often sets up temporary operating bases and equipment yards near and along the pipelines they construct. This is more efficient than relying on the main headquarters supplying everything. The company also has a plethora of project managers, who control parts along each pipeline, so the company owners don't have to micro-manage everything. Employees work a 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM shift, with regular wages being between twenty and thirty-five coins. Employees are quite efficient although the hours are rough, because of good pay and quite a bit of tolerance for bad behavior and general misconduct.

Criticism[edit]

Like all things great and with capitalism involved, environmentalists and hippies were quick to jump on the anti-oil bandwagon and condemn the pipeline for the "destruction of precious ocean wildlife and pristine Antarctic wilderness". Trans-Antarctic Pipelines did not respond directly, but noted that outside opinions would not have any influence on operations. Penguin Miners Co. also criticized Trans-Antarctic Pipelines, saying that the amalgamation of the six smaller companies was just "a stunt to one-up Penguin Miners Co.".

Trivia[edit]

  • They are the largest pipeline-building company in Antarctica.
  • They don't like Penguin Miners Co.
  • Not long after the Trans-Antarctic Pipeline was completed, the company was contracted by the Shopper government once again to build a giant canal through the Shopper heartland. This is their second-most notable achievement.

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