Exit Pit near Statue

Let There Be Light! Directional Drilling Project in Germany Illuminates Statues & Trenchless Benefits

While the development of smaller more compact directional drilling units was in many ways something that the U.S. and North American market experienced for last mile applications, the use of these compact rigs has gone global. A recent project in the German town of Schmallenberg highlights the compact directional rig’s capabilities. The German artist Christel […]

Taurus Rammer with Conductor Barrel

Gila River Crossing Utilizes Two Types of Trenchless One Master HDD Contractor

The Phoenix Expansion project is a 259-mile expansion of a natural gas pipeline, owned by Transwestern Pipeline Company, Houston, Texas. The expansion is designed to help supply the fast growing energy demands of customers in the Phoenix area, specifically Maricopa County. Maricopa County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. According […]

Grundoram HDD Assist

Southeast Directional Drilling: HDD Assist Keeps Big Pullbacks Moving

With some of the largest, including the largest, and difficult directional drilling projects already in its portfolio, Southeast Directional Drilling (SEDD), Tempe, AZ., continues to complete spectacular gas and oil pipeline projects in some of the most difficult locations in the world. But that doesn’t mean it all comes easy. SEDD relies on years of […]

Grundoram Taurus Pipe Rammer

With A Little Help From My Friends: Sunland Construction Completes Large Diameter Pullback with HDD Ram Assist

Pipe ramming continues to demonstrate its versatility, especially when it is used in concert with a directional drilling application. James Daigle, Division Manager with Sunland Construction, Inc. Eunice, LA, knows the value that pipe ramming adds when working on difficult, large diameter HDD projects. Recently, Daigle and his crews were able to complete a difficult […]

Grundoram in Action for Pullback Assist

Assisting Directional Drilling With Pneumatic Pipe Ramming

Some of the most spectacular trenchless projects have been accomplished through the use of directional drilling. Drill operators and manufacturers are finding new and creative ways of tackling tough projects and difficult situations by utilizing pipe ramming technology to assist directional drills. Recently, trenchless equipment manufacturer TT Technologies, Aurora, IL introduced several pipe ramming techniques […]

Bore Salvage 
Specially configured, the Grundoram can help remove a product pipe if a bore fails. This allows the contractor to correct the original problem and attempt the bore again.

Teaming Up Trenchless Techniques: Pneumatic Pipe Ramming Assists Directional Drilling

Certainly not the oldest of the trenchless methods, directional drilling is arguably the best known and celebrated. The method has transcended the utility construction arena and gained the attention, to an extent, of the general population. That fact alone speaks volumes about the method’s capabilities and its impact in the construction world. One large reason […]