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Making Difficult HDD Intersect Bores Practical

The North Houston Machine developed an HDD locking swivel that makes the process simpler and lasts longer.

Michels Canada Completes Canada’s Longest HDD Installation

Michels Canada completed its longest HDD project that extended 3,540 meters in Ontario.

Bob Westphal and Ron Halderman Inducted to the HDD Hall of Fame

Bob Westphal and Ron Halderman were inducted into the HDD Hall of Fame at the UCT Conference.

Subsite Introduces Powerful, Diverse HDD Guidance System

Subsite Electronics designed The Marksman, a new horizontal directional drilling (HDD) guidance device specialized for high electrical frequency areas.

Vermeer Acquires Electric Directional Drill and Fluid Management Technology

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Vermeer will now provide electric-powered horizontal directional drilling and fluid systems technology.

Intersect HDD Gets Better with Experience

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Although not uncommon, an "intersect" project is complex but gets better the more experience contractors have with completing these projects.

Vacuum Excavator Market Surges with Enhanced Capabilities

A in-depth look at some of the newest technology for vacuum excavators.

Vermeer Introduces New Reclaimer for Large-Diameter Pipe HDD Projects

Vermeer has launched a new reclaimer designed for HDD projects with large-diameter pipes.

Study Predicts $52 Billion in Water Utility Trenchless Technology Investments over Next Decade

A new study by Bluefield Research expects the economic recession combined with aging water infrastructure across the country will spur over $50 billion in trenchless technology investments.

Fiber Project Pushes Through Difficult Ground Conditions, Environmental Challenges

On its own merit, a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) shot spanning more than five football fields long is a substantial task. But when you add in both volcanic and clay ground conditions, a tight deadline and an environmentally protected job site, it becomes all the more challenging.

Gardner Denver’s GD 250HDD Pump Enters Horizontal Directional Drilling Market

Gardner Denver has released a new pump to target the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) market.

Unique Intersect Bore Features Surface Tie-In

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A recent HDD project in Texas installed an intersect connection for an HDD project on the surface of the water in Corpus Christi Bay.

Pioneers of HDD Reflect on Hall of Fame Careers

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It would be impossible to describe the advances in horizontal directional drilling during its early development in the 1960s and ’70s without addressing the pioneering work of Richard (Dick) Melsheimer and Martin Cherrington.

HDD Hall of Fame Inducts Cherrington, Melsheimer as Inaugural Pioneers

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Industry pioneers Dick Melsheimer and Martin Cherrington became the first inductees into the HDD Hall of Fame on Jan. 29, in its inaugural ceremony at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vermeer Debuts New Horizontal Directional Drill

Vermeer has introduced a new product in its Navigator series of horizontal directional drills.

Barbco Adds Another Patent to Growing List

Barbco, Inc. Co-Owner and CEO, Anthony R. Barbera was granted a U.S. Patent for the “Material Exhaust Connection For Horizontal Bore” on Jan. 7.

HDD Hall of Fame Inducts Cherrington, Melsheimer as Inaugural Pioneers

Industry pioneers Dick Melsheimer and Martin Cherrington became the first inductees into the HDD Hall of Fame on Wednesday in its inaugural ceremony at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas.

Complicated Cable Boring in Boston Harbor

ECI Drilling International (ECI) recently completed two horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installations in Boston of conduits for cable that replaced old power cable service at an essential wastewater treatment plant. The channel bore also was a step in preparing for construction of major Boston Harbor improvements.

DNV GL Publishes New HDD Standard for Pipelines

Oslo-based technical advisor DNV GL said it has published a new standard that reduces risk and improves quality of site investigation, engineering, planning and installation of pipelines using horizontal directional drilling (HDD).

Sliplining with an HDD Twist

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Teamwork among organizations with multiple skills and specialties is credited with rehabilitating a vital 1.5-mile-long segment of the sanitary sewer system serving two Denver, Colo., suburbs.

Melsheimer, Cherrington Named Inaugural Pioneers of the HDD Hall of Fame

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Ceremony, Additional Activities Planned for the First-Ever HDD Reunion Always the inventor, Dick Melsheimer was simply trying to help a contractor friend solve a utility installation challenge. Martin Cherrington, another innovator, knew that there had to be a better way to cross a river with a pip..

FERC Issues Final HDD Monitoring, IR Response Guidance

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released guidance by the Environment staff of its Office of Energy Projects to help industry professionals improve the quality and consistency of their HDD plans.

Survey Recognizes Company Leaders for Underground Infrastructure

A recent in-depth survey by Underground Construction magazine revealed the most recognizable companies among personnel within the underground utility and pipeline infrastructure market place.

HDD Memories to the Future

If you are involved in the horizontal directional drilling industry, by now you’ve probably heard about the first-ever HDD Reunion (HDDR) being organized by industry personnel and Underground Construction magazine. HDDR 2020 will be held in conjunction with the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) in Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 28-30.

Though Challenging, HDD Intersect Project is Effective Solution

Directionally drilled intersects – two drill units drilling pilot holes from opposite ends of a planned bore path that intersect – are not unusual today, but hardly could be described as routine. The complexities of an intersect and consequences of failure deter most horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors from entering this highly specialized market.

APA Group Completes Gas Pipeline, Brisbane River Crossing

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APA Group completed the installation of a gas pipeline in Australia that included a 300-foot (905-meter) crossing under the Brisbane River.

HDD Reunion To Unite Past, Present and Future

When horizontal directional drilling began to spread like wildfire in the late 1980s and 1990s, it was obvious that this disruptive technology was forever changing the face of utility and pipeline construction.

Survey Says: Clear Sailing for HDD

The 21st version of our exclusive HDD survey profiles a healthy industry rife with opportunities for growth. Cynical observers may point out that the bubble must burst sometime, but short of a major economic crunch, our data reflects the belief that most HDD markets will remain strong for several more years.

$21.95 Billion Global HDD Market Forecast by 2026

A new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com estimates the global horizontal directional drilling (HDD) market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.6 percent to $21.95 billion in 2026 from $6.43 billion in 2017.

Herrenknecht’s E-Power Pipe Nominated for Major International Award

Herrenknecht was nominated for the bauma Innovation Award 2019 in the “Machine” category. The company’s E-Power Pipe technology is a trenchless method for the economic and environmentally friendly installation of underground cables.