When selecting suitable mats for your next project, there are many factors to consider, including load requirements, environment terrain challenges, and budget. It’s a crucial decision; access mats play an essential role in your operation’s safety and efficiency, protecting your workers, equipment, and the environment.

Vortex Energy Services is a 100% Canadian-owned leader in access solutions and supporting services. Our experienced team works with clients across Western Canada to find dependable access solutions for any job, no matter the requirements. Read on to learn more about choosing the right mats for your next project, as well as how Vortex provides top-quality access mats for operations of all sizes and scopes.

Rig & Crane Mats for Heavy Equipment

If your next project involves cranes, drilling rigs, or other heavy industrial equipment, you need an access solution that can accommodate the additional weight. While general-purpose access mats are the best solution for most clients (and may theoretically be able to accommodate certain types of heavy equipment), choosing a purpose-built mat is the best way to ensure maximum safety and stability.

As their name implies, dedicated rig mats are ideal for rig and drilling operations. They typically feature steel borders and other unique features for the load and stability requirements of large-scale drilling projects. Crane mats (also known as timber mats or heavy equipment mats) are thicker, larger access mats designed to provide maximum stability for cranes and other heavy construction equipment. Ground stabilization is critical in these applications; failure to create stable, level seating for cranes can lead to tipping and other catastrophic failures.

General-Purpose Access Mats

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

Vortex Energy Services manufactures top-quality access mats in our 270,000 square foot facility in Peace Country. Manufactured using compression technology and a unique 192-bolt pattern (the most of any major matting supplier), Vortex mats offer industry-leading shear strength and durability. Our mats also 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 standard access mats are available with solid spruce construction or a premium SPF blend. Solid spruce provides unrivalled durability in challenging Western Canadian conditions, while our premium fibre blend offers incredible performance and value in a complete range 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.

Which Mats Are Right For Me?

With numerous options (and numerous manufacturers) available, knowing what access solution is right for your operation can be challenging. The right mat will provide safe and efficient access at a competitive price, but 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.

Vortex Energy Services is committed to providing our customers with the best access solutions on the market today. Headquartered in Edmonton with manufacturing facilities in Peace Country and storage/field offices across Western Canada, Vortex proudly serves Canadian industry with honesty and integrity. We take pride in helping our customers with mat management and project services for every phase of your next project, including mat installation, removal, transportation, cleaning, storage, and disposal.

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