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UKSTT hosts HDD masterclass

March 14, 2017 , , 0

The UKSTT will be hosting a one-day horizontal directional drilling (HDD) masterclass on Thursday 4 May 2017 at the National Motorcycle Museum in the West Midlands.

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Cheng wins award for borehole research during HDD

February 28, 2017 , , 0

Mr Yuanze Cheng was awarded the ISTT Student Paper Award for his entry titled ‘Evaluating Method for Borehole Stability and Surface Movement during Horizontal Directional Drilling’ culminated in new methods for calculating maximum drilling fluid pressure and surface movement in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects.

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UKSTT hosts HDD masterclass

February 28, 2017 , 0

The UKSTT will be hosting a one-day horizontal directional drilling (HDD) masterclass on Thursday 4 May 2017 at the National Motorcycle Museum in the West Midlands.

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TT Bootcamp comes to NUCA Convention

February 28, 2017 , , 0

The Trenchless Technology Centre (TTC) in partnership with the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) will hold a Trenchless Technology Bootcamp, instructed by industry experts in March.

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Professor’s HDD study wins research award

February 13, 2017 , , , 0

Professor Wu Xiaoming and his research team at the China University of Geosciences developed a series of effective scientific methods to efficiently and safely install underground utilities using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in a range of complex subsurface conditions.

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Technical paper: Site investigation based on return flow in HDD

January 30, 2017 , , , 0

The following article explains the importance of using appropriate site investigation (SI) methods to prepare for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects, and describes one particular project in the Netherlands where pilot bores were used to gather appropriate geological information ahead of full-scale HDD works.

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Michels Canada has doubled the size of its headquarters in Nisku, Alberta

Michels Canada expands in Alberta

June 3, 2016 , , , 0

Michels Canada has doubled the size of its headquarters in Nisku, Alberta, to reflect the company’s continuing growth in Canada.

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NASTT to host Good Practices Courses

This June the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) will be hosting a number of Good Practices Courses covering horizontal directional drilling (HDD), pipe bursting and more.

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NASTT to host Canada training courses

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) will be hosting two Trenchless Technology training courses in Canada in June.

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Private advertiser seeks Directional Drilling Crew Leader

A private company is now accepting applications for a Directional Drilling Crew Leader in the Michigan area, US.

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EETI seeks HDD operator

Underground technology company ETTI is seeking a HDD operator to join its team in Lisbon Falls, Maine (US).

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Drilling was undertaken from 14 access pits up to 6 m deep, with drilling rigs carefully lowered into place via train station platforms.

Johannesburg Park Station’s pipes are transformed

April 2, 2016 , , 0

Ground penetrating radar and horizontal directional drilling have been successfully utilised in a sewer and stormwater network rehabilitation project at Johannesburg Park Station.

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Lake Mead nominated for ASCE award

The record-breaking Lake Mead intake has been recognised by the American Society of Civil Engineers with a nomination for the 2016 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.

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HDD contract awarded for Baltic Gas Project

Australian company Subsea Engineering Associates has won a major design and construction contract for the Baltic Gas Project.

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Michels has set a new record for length of pipe installed with a 42 inch diameter.

North American HDD record broken

A new record has been set for length of pipe installed with a 42 inch diameter.

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Image courtesy of Thames Water.

HDD works put on hold to rescue endangered species

November 26, 2015 , , , , 0

Thames Water has halted the installation of a new water main to ensure the safety of several great crested newts discovered at the worksite.

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CEO Tim Cornelius. Image courtesy of Atlantis Resources.

CEO of Atlantis Resources shortlisted in Tidal Energy Awards

Tim Cornelius, CEO of Atlantis Resources, is among three individuals on the shortlisted for the Most Influential Person award presented by the International Tidal Energy Summit.

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Hatch Mott MacDonald splits joint venture

Hatch and Mott MacDonald have announced that the Hatch Mott MacDonald joint venture will be split into two distinct businesses by early 2016.

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he first drive was installed below three roads

Project of the year: new installation

Trenchless International looks at the ISTT’s 2015 award winner for a new installation project, which recognises a record-breaking HDD installation in Turkey.

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HDD has been proposed to protect the Cow Knob salamanders. Image courtesey of the Virginia Herpetological Society.

HDD proposed on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Energy transporter Dominion is proposing to run the natural gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline underground to reduce impacts to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and to protect the Cow Knob salamander.

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2015 in review: 7 records set and broken

October 15, 2015 , , , 0

From direct pipe records to large diameter microtunnelling installations, the capabilities of Trenchless Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. Trenchless International reviews the seven most exciting record-breaking trenchless projects of 2015 so far.

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New head for HammerHead

Charles Machine Works has appointed a new president of HammerHead Trenchless Equipment.

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Michels completed a record length 12

World record HDD installation completed by Michels Corp

Michels Corporation has completed a record-breaking horizontal directional drilling installation underneath the Houston Ship Channel.

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Bird's eye view of Bertha's access pit. Image courtesy of WSDOT.

WSDOT sues Seattle Tunnel Partners over TBM troubles

The Washington State Department of Transport has filed a lawsuit against Seattle Tunnel Partners in a bid to “˜protect taxpayers’ from the company’s insurance claims.

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HDD pullback of 36-inch steel pipeline floating on the Willamette River. Photo courtesy of Lake Oswego – Tigard Water Partnership.

Award-winning HDD video sets new PR standards

September 30, 2015 , , , , 0

The Lake Oswego – Tigard Water Partnership has won the Savvy Award for an information video on a horizontal directional drilling installation project.

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