It used to be on cross-country fiber projects in which there were miles of plowing and boring, common practice called for contractors to just handle the directional dirt bores.
The project traversed two affluent Fort Worth, Texas, suburbs and ranks among the longest continuous bores in trenchless pipeline history.
Well done, you. Your geologists found natural gas hiding thousands of feet underground. Your legal team negotiated rights of way with landowners.
There are many current methods of installing sewer ongrade including open-cut, microtunneling, auger boring, pipe jacking and vacuum microtunneling, with open-cut being the most commonly used.
The Straight River normally winds lazily throughout southern Minnesota, but in September 2010, southeastern Minnesota, including the community of Faribault, was devastated by torrential rains.
The International Pipe Line & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) held its 45th annual convention Sept. 12-16 at the China World Hotel in Beijing. This was the first ever meeting of IPLOCA in China. The turnout was excellent with 630 delegates.
In Vienna, a 1,550-m mixed water sewer is currently being rehabilitated using light-curing GFRP pipe…
Many of today’s trenchless projects are in challenging conditions, but completing a crossing in a war zone adds a new wrinkle to the situation. Rocket strikes and unexploded ordinance buried in the bore path were very real possibilities at the Kilo Culvert, recently completed using a Robbins Motorized Small Boring Unit (SBU-M) on Aug. 16.
When it comes to a directional drilling project, no part of the job gets more down and dirty and outright abused than the drill pipe. This pipe is made to take a beating day in and day out and it is critical to any project’s success or failure.
Forty years ago, the rehabilitation of an egg-shaped sewer was successfully completed in the London Borough of Hackney.
In May, Specialized Services Co. (SSC) began a horizontal auger boring project at the City of Glendale, Ariz.’s Oasis Water Treatment Plant as part of an expansion of the plant.
The goal of every boring contractor is to complete a project as quickly and efficiently as possible. Doing so requires proper planning, skill and experience, as well as successful operation of machine, electronics and a variety of drilling tools.
When Dale Michels created Michels Pipeline Construction in 1959, he wanted it to embody one simple philosophy: Work hard and take care of your customers and you’ll be successful.
What does it take to bring power to a small island in the Mississippi River?
Not very long ago, American towns and cities depended on specialized craftsmen to make the tools necessary to construct, repair and maintain the manmade structures that held their growing communities together.