Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) or Horizontal boring as it sometimes known, provides a safe and cost effective solution for the installation of pipes, ducts and cables where conventional open cut methods are not permitted, practical or viable. Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) causes no disruption to roads or rail, does not scar the landscape and works from the surface, meaning this trenchless method is suitable for environmentally sensitive areas.
This prevents the need for costly and inefficient trenching methods which are harmful to the environment and create massive amounts of waste materials. As with most trenching operations the impact on local surroundings can be massive and extremely unpleasing whilst also bringing very high installation costs. It will reduce those costs enabling total project costs to be more feasible.
With this method, we can install pipelines of almost any material, with diameters ranging from 25mmØ – 1,200mmØ in distances from 15m – 1,500m installed in one single operation. We own and operate the most technologically-advanced directional drilling equipment, with pullback forces ranging from 14te up to 300te, and with over 40 years of experience are able to complete small, medium and major pipeline projects throughout the UK and Ireland.
Advantages of Horizontal Directional Drilling
- No environmental disruption as surfaces are not broken up or damaged to any great extent
- Minimal traffic disruption
- Approved methods for pipe laying from 25mm to over 1200mm diameter over 1.5km.
- Fast turnaround.
- Full UK and Ireland coverage.
- Very economic for river crossings, railway crossings, highway crossing and roundabouts.