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HDD begins on world’s largest tidal renewable energy project

Tue, 31 March 2015 The majority owner of MeyGen, the world’s largest tidal steam alternative energy project, has announced the commencement of horizontal directional drilling operations at the project site in Scotland.

Last chance to submit an abstract for No-Dig Istanbul

Fri, 27 March 2015 The final call has been made for abstract submissions for International No-Dig Istanbul 2015, the 33rd annual conference for the International Society for Trenchless Technology.

UV drainage relining cures UK road flooding

Wed, 25 March 2015 Demonstrating the benefits of ultraviolet relining technology, Lanes Group recently rehabilitated surface water drainage along a rural English road, using the technique to cure major flooding problems.

Trenchless a boon for Cameroon

Mon, 23 March 2015 Victoria Oil & Gas has announced the completion of a 1.4 km pipeline in Douala, Cameroon, which utilised horizontal directional drilling during installation.

Jamaican govt backs pipeline rehabilitation projects

Thu, 19 March 2015 Jamaica’s National Water Commission has announced a range of forthcoming pipe rehabilitation projects for the south eastern parish of St Catherine.

Microtunnelling assists £300 million Port of Liverpool development

Tue, 17 March 2015 A new power network for the Port of Liverpool’s upcoming £300 million Liverpool2 deep water container terminal development was recently installed with the aid of microtunnelling.

Canada’s Forest City focusing on trenchless

Fri, 13 March 2015 The City of London, Ontario, has announced a number of large infrastructure projects to begin in 2015, including the relining of 18 km of pipelines using Trenchless Technology.

19 TBMs burrow Delhi Metro

Wed, 11 March 2015 A total of 19 tunnel boring machines are simultaneously constructing subway tunnels beneath the length and breadth of Delhi, India’s capital, making the project one of the largest ever undertaken below a major urban centre.

New trenchless pipeline tech dodges icebergs

Fri, 6 March 2015 An innovative pipeline installation concept combines trenchless techniques with a novel 'cheese wire' technology and may be the key to protected pipelines in Polar Regions.

Chevron Gorgon Project expansion to use HDD

Thu, 5 March 2015 The State Government of Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority has granted conditional approval for the expansion of Chevron Australia’s Gorgon Gas Development Project, which will feature a horizontal directional drilling campaign.

Yorkshire Water trials innovative CIPP technology

Wed, 4 March 2015 UK utility Yorkshire Water has undertaken the country’s first trials of an innovative cured-in-place pipe technology for lining sewer pipes, with a wider network roll-out in the works.

Preferred contractors named for £4.2 billion ‘Super Sewer’

Mon, 2 March 2015 Thames Tideway has announced the preferred tenderers to build the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel, otherwise known as the ‘Super Sewer’.

Offshore wind farm opts for onshore HDD

Thu, 26 February 2015 A 10 km underground cable will connect an offshore wind farm extension to the Welsh mainland and will be installed using horizontal directional drilling.

Trenchless tender announced for Canadian bio-gas pipeline

Tue, 24 February 2015 The Government of Alberta has released a tender encouraging bids for the construction of a 120 m underground synthesis gas pipeline using trenchless techniques.

VIDEO: Turnaround for Waterview Connection TBM ‘Alice’

Mon, 23 February 2015 Tunnel boring machine ‘Alice’ has completed her first stage of tunnelling on New Zealand’s $NZ1.4 billion Waterview Connection project and must be turned around to begin the next section.

Indian sewer contract to help clean the Ganges River

Fri, 20 February 2015 A design and build contract for over 227 km of underground sewage network has been released for a city in West Bengal, India, with funding stemming from the World Bank as part of a $US1 billion fund to clean the Ganges River.

Cape Town invests in CCTV robot crawlers

Wed, 18 February 2015 South Africa’s second largest city has purchased four CCTV pipeline inspection systems and will soon deploy the robotic devices throughout its water and sanitation network.

US Senators push to dismantle stalled TBM

Mon, 16 February 2015 State Senators in Washington are hoping to dismantle the broken-down tunnel boring machine ‘Bertha’ after more than a year of delays for the $US3.1 billion tunnelling project beneath downtown Seattle.

Microtunnelling a breath of fresh air in Dubai

Thu, 12 February 2015 A Dubai utility recently utilised microtunnelling beneath a busy road to connect an advanced air conditioning system to the prestigious Emirates Towers skyscrapers.

$US50 million for Western US drought response

Tue, 10 February 2015 Up to $US50 million in funds has been made available for drought relief projects and water infrastructure initiatives throughout the Western United States.

Top trenchless predictions for Australia in 2015

Tue, 10 February 2015 From NBN Co’s broadband network to the upcoming VNIE and Esso Longford pipelines, Trenchless Australasia looks at the top predictions for Australia’s trenchless industry in 2015.

Home of Mount Everest commences $US107 million tunnelling project

Fri, 6 February 2015 Nepal’s first mechanised tunnelling project has recently gotten underway, with a Chinese firm set to bore a 12 km tunnel to provide irrigation and hydropower to two key agricultural regions.

Golf course CIPP project well above par

Wed, 4 February 2015 SAK Construction is nearing completion of a $US2.9 million contract to install 1.5 km of 1.2 m cured-in-place pipe in sanitary sewer lines beneath the 1757 Golf Club in Virginia, US.

Thames Water alliances sign £4 billion of contracts

Mon, 2 February 2015 Two major alliances partnered with Thames Water have signed the largest contracts in the UK’s water industry, with up to £4 billion worth of work and services to be delivered.

$US850 million Algonquin pipeline to utilise HDD

Thu, 29 January 2015 The US government has released a final environmental impact statement for the $US850 million Algonquin Incremental Market project – an interstate pipeline partially installed using horizontal directional drilling.

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