Tags: Horizontal Directional Drills – Pipeline

Managing drilling fluids on HDD projects

Managing drilling fluids on HDD projects

Drilling fluid is essential to the success of a horizontal directional drill (HDD) installation. However, with the rising costs of managing waste, limited availability of disposal sites and strict environmental regulations, contractors are turning to other methods of drilling fluid management to reduce costs. One method that has grown in popularity is the use of… READ MORE

Moving in the right direction

Moving in the right direction

The use of trenchless techniques, like HDD, continues to rise in Australia as utilities discover, among others, the environmental benefits. As a non-invasive installation method with a limited impact on consumers, its popularity for use in densely populated urban areas is anticipated to flourish in the next five years. Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is set for steady growth… READ MORE

The benefits of a supplier relationship in pipeline construction

The benefits of a supplier relationship in pipeline construction

Businesses now have more choice when it comes to suppliers and can shop around for the cheapest prices. However, one of the most important considerations for companies to get the most out of its transactions is actually building long-term relationships with suppliers. Companies in pipeline construction, whether it’s water, sewer or oil and gas pipelines,… READ MORE

The Drill Trifecta: Speed, Simplicity and Sound

The Drill Trifecta: Speed, Simplicity and Sound

When completing HDD projects in urban areas, having equipment that gets the job done quickly, is easy to use, and reduces disturbance to the community are some of the key considerations  identified by contractors. After listening to feedback, Vermeer has developed the third generation of directional drills addressing these three factors. The development of the S3 Navigator® HDD product line,… READ MORE

2017 Federal Budget brings new investment in Australia’s pipelines

2017 Federal Budget brings new investment in Australia’s pipelines

Australia’s gas pipeline industry was a big winner in the 2017 Federal Budget, with major funding announced for the acceleration of gas development and studies into new pipelines. It’s now more important than ever that the industry employs the highest quality services and equipment to ensure these new investments can reach their full potential. Josh… READ MORE

Australia Wide Directional Drilling (AWDD) cover story in the March 2015 edition of Trenchless Australasia

Australia Wide Directional Drilling (AWDD) cover story in the March 2015 edition of Trenchless Australasia

Following the recent flooding of the south east Queensland’s Kolan River, contractors and equipment suppliers worked together seamlessly to replace a key section of a 16-year-old gas pipeline, pulling off a minimally intrusive horizontal directional drilling operation at a site surrounded by layers of cobble. Click here to read more and download the PDF

Vermeer mud systems make an impact at ADIA Drill 2014

Vermeer mud systems make an impact at ADIA Drill 2014

This annual event attracts suppliers, contractors and technical specialists from Australia and overseas. This was the first year Vermeer attended and sponsored the event and it proved a massive success for the team. We used this opportunity to display the R9x12T reclaimer, which proved very popular amongst attendees, and other equipment Grout Mixers, Vacuum Excavators, the… READ MORE