There are many factors to consider when selecting the right mats for your next project. Load requirements, environment terrain challenges, and budget are all important considerations when choosing an access solution. It can be a critical decision; access mats play an essential role in your operation’s safety and efficiency, protecting your workers, your equipment, and the environment.

Vortex Energy Services is a 100% Alberta-owned leader in access solutions. Our expert team works with clients across Western Canada to find dependable access solutions for any job, no matter the requirements. Read on to discover the right mats for your next project, and how Vortex provides world-class access mats for operations of all sizes and scopes.

Access Mats – Cost-Effective, General-Purpose Solutions

Whether you call them swamp mats, bog mats, mud mats, or access mats, Canadian industry needs reliable access solutions for harsh environments. From oilfield and pipeline sites to heavy construction and utility services, companies need top-quality matting to get the job done safely and efficiently.

Vortex Energy Services manufactures top-quality access mats in our 270,000 square foot facility in the Peace Country. We utilize compression construction and a unique 192-bolt pattern (the most of any major matting supplier) for maximum strength and durability. Our mats feature a solid top and middle layers to minimize contaminants, with a gapped bottom layer for maximum stability on even the most challenging terrain.

Vortex access mats are available with solid spruce construction, or with a premium SPF blend. Solid spruce provides unrivalled durability in challenging weather and environmental conditions, while our premium fibre blend offers incredible value in a wide variety of applications. All Vortex access mats are manufactured with Douglas fir outside boards with routered outside edges, providing added strength while minimizing wear in transportation, installation, and use.

Crane & Rig Mats for Heavy Operations

While general-purpose access mats are the best solution for most clients, job sites with heavy equipment or challenging terrain may require specialty access solutions.

Crane mats (also known as timber mats or heavy equipment mats) are thicker, larger access mats specifically designed to provide stable access for cranes and other heavy construction equipment. For these types of jobs, ground stabilization is critical; failure to provide a stable, level seating for cranes can lead to tipping and other catastrophic failures.

For rig and drilling operations, dedicated rig mats are the ideal access solution. They feature steel borders and other unique features for the load and stability requirements of drilling projects.

Which Mats Are Right For My Operation?

With numerous options (and numerous manufacturers) available, it can be challenging to know what access solution is right for your operation. The right mat will add value by providing safe and efficient access at a competitive price. The right access mat provider will be able to provide a product tailored to your operation’s unique needs, combined with the service and support required to make your next project a success.

No matter what your operation needs, Vortex Energy Services is committed to providing our customers with the best matting solutions available. With our head office in Edmonton, manufacturing facilities in Peace Country, and storage/field offices across Western Canada, Vortex is proud to serve the Canadian industry with honesty and integrity. We take pride in helping our customers every step of the way with mat management and project services for every phase of your operation, including mat installation, removal, transportation, cleaning, storage, and disposal.

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