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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.

Hoffman Southwest Expands Nationally Via Tri-State Acquisition

Hoffman Southwest acquired Chesapeake, Virginia-based Tri-State Utilities in a transaction that creates a national presence through the combination of two major underground infrastructure firms on the East and West coasts.

Texas Pipeline Contractor Expands with Horizontal Directional Drilling

Scott Andrews of S & J Contractors has seen boom and bust years over three decades in the industry and believes having the right team of people is the best way to survive those peaks and valleys.

First Look: Utilizing Inertial Navigation Technology for 3D Mapping, Locating, Management

Over the last two decades, significant advances have been made in the quality and application of inertial navigation technology targeted at mapping underground pipe and duct assets. This article provides information on pipeline technologies that are available to map a minimum internal diameter (ID) of 1.6-inch to larger sizes. The pipeline mapping system offers a range of solutions that can map any pipe, regardless of its material, depth or type of utility.

UCT 2019: ShowStopper Awards Presented to Stand-Out Exhibits at UCT

UCT 2019: ShowStopper Awards Presented to Stand-Out Exhibits at UCT

Call or Click for Safe Digging

Calling 811 before any digging begins starts the process of identifying and marking buried utility lines in the United States and preventing the damage, service disruption, injuries, potential fines and costly repairs that result from unintentionally hitting them.

HDD DRILL PIPE SELECTION GUIDE

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New Products Provide Inadvertent Returns Solutions

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Right Turn Supply has introduced two new products to prevent and remediate inadvertent drilling fluid returns during horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operations. Drill Seal HDD is an additive composed of a blend of natural plant fibers designed to conform to the shape of pores and fractures of..

Derrick’s Pyramid Plus Screens Increase Solids Removal for HDD

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Derrick Equipment Co. has introduced a new screen for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) fluid recycling systems that produces increased solids removal efficiency and finer particle separation. The Pyramid Plus screen uses Derrick’s patented three-dimensional “pyramid” design that increases the ..

Hard Rock Completes Steel Gas Pipe Crossing Under Rio Grande

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Every long horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation has something that sets it apart from other projects, but not many involve crossing international boundaries.

2018 Large Directional Drilling Rig Census

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When discussing the size of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) rigs, professionals typically refer to a unit’s maximum pullback force. The most common industry standard for large HDD rigs is pullback force of at least 100,000 pounds. In addition, other specifications associated with this category..