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Direct Pipe

Installing pre-fabricated pipe in one step

Direct Pipe® is a single-pass method combining the best of horizontal directional drilling and microtunneling. After a microtunnel boring machine coupled with the prefabricated, prewelded and pre-inspected pipe is launched from the surface or a shallow pit, we use tooling to track orientation and location.

  • Water crossings
  • Levee crossings
  • Rail crossings
  • Road crossings
  • Underground utility crossings

  • Projects

    Michels completed the 790 foot installation of a 42-inch steel pipeline for the Mariner East II project utilizing the Direct Pipe method.

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    Aughwick Creek Direct Pipe

    Pennsylvania

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    Aughwick Creek Direct Pipe

    Michels Direct Pipe contractors employed Direct Pipe to install approximately 860 feet of 48-inch steel pipeline underneath the North Pottstown Pike/Highway 100.

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    North Pottstown Pike Direct Pipe

    Pennsylvania

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    North Pottstown Pike Direct Pipe

    Michels completed the installation of approximately 650 feet of 48-inch steel pipeline underneath the Juniata River via Direct Pipe® method.

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    Juniata River Direct Pipe Installation

    Pennsylvania

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    Juniata River Direct Pipe Installation

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    Calumet River Direct Pipe

    Illinois

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    Calumet River Direct Pipe

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    when no one is looking.

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