Trenchless technology

  • WATCH: TAP’s trenchless river crossings

    The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has released a video detailing the construction of 25 trenchless river crossings in Albania.

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  • TAP shows swift installation progress

    The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has reached 77 per cent completion, with works progressing on schedule.

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  • WATCH: TAP’s trenchless river crossings

    The Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) has released a video detailing the construction of 25 river crossings in Albania which used trenchless technology.

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  • SmartPlug provides decommissioning safety benefits

    T.D. Williamson’s (TDW) SmartPlug® inline isolation tool provided safety benefits by removing the need for pipeline depressurisation during onshore decommissioning activities at a UK gas terminal.

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  • FERC approves HDD operations on Rover Pipeline

    Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval to resume horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations on the Rover Pipeline Project.

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  • Trelleborg and Diamond Offshore develop enhanced design for riser operations

    Trelleborg and Diamond Offshore, Inc. have met a major milestone as part of a joint development agreement by creating a design with enhanced performance for drilling riser operations in high current conditions.

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  • Designing the first HDD rigs

    Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) rigs are widely used on transmission pipeline projects efficiently and economically to complete river and road crossings, and traverse environmentally sensitive areas with the lowest impact. But how did the technology develop? Pipelines International speaks to representatives from Vermeer, American Augers and Ditch Witch to learn more about how each company developed its first HDD rig.

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  • River crossing with Direct Pipe

    Michels Canada completed the first installation using the Direct Pipe method in Canada when it completed a 342 m crossing under the Beaver River.

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  • A pipeline state of mind

    The first new natural gas pipeline to be built into Manhattan in more than 40 years, the New Jersey-New York Expansion Project is designed to bring customers in the region 800 MMcf/d of natural gas supplies, as well as economic and environmental benefits. Pipelines International speaks with Spectra Energy about contending with New York City's roadways and waterways along the pipeline's right-of-way, and the use of technology and safety features that resulted in a successful, state-of-the-art project.

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  • Connecting Italy: the Zimella – Cervignano pipeline project

    The largest pipeline in Italy, the Zimella - Cervignano Pipeline Project, is currently under construction by Max Streicher S.p.A.

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  • New Jersey – New York natural gas pipeline in service

    Spectra Energy has completed its New Jersey - New York pipeline expansion project.

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  • Drilling down deep in Louisiana

    Michels Directional Crossings successfully completed a nearly 1.6 km horizontal directionally drilled bore on an approximately 235 km natural gas pipeline that now runs underneath the Atchafalaya River and the accompanying levee system in central Louisiana, United States.

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  • Crossing India’s Narmada River using HDD

    Punj Lloyd has laid over 92,295 m of pipelines under expressways, railways, rivers, shore approaches, creeks and canals using horizontal directional drilling. The company says that one of its most challenging horizontal directional drilling projects completed was the Narmada River crossing on India's East West Gas Pipeline.

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  • GasTransBoliviano uses HDD to cross Rio Grande

    YPFB subsidiary GasTransBoliviano (GTB) is currently undertaking a 2.7 km horizontal directional drill under the Rio Grande as part of a project to secure gas deliveries through the Bolivia - Brazil Pipeline.

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  • Punj Lloyd bags Thai pipeline construction contract

    Punj Lloyd has been awarded an engineering procurement, construction and commissioning contract for a 294 km onshore gas pipeline project in Thailand.

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  • Black Sea gas pipeline construction commences

    Gazprom has begun constructing the 160 km offshore section of the Dzhubga - Lazarevskove - Sochi gas pipeline.

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