Horizontal Directional Drilling

Glacier Replacement HDD

Glacier Replacement HDD

Scope

Michels redesigned and used horizontal directional drilling to complete a 2,384-foot crossing of 12-inch pipe under the Missouri River. Custom drill bits and hole openers were used to complete the challenging project. To avoid inadvertent returns, Michels devised a plan to push ream the project and had it approved by the client engineering team.
The crew contended with steep banks on both sides of the Missouri River at a site downstream of Morony Dam. Several air bridges were constructed to cross existing pipeline and rough terrain equipment was brought in to help mobilize the drill rig and supporting equipment. Due to rough terrain and no cell phone service at the job locations, the crew had to pay close attention to weather and safety for access of the site.
Michels complete scope of work also included welding, coating, support, and tie-ins in advance of and during pipe pullback operations.

Achievements:
Michels was called in to help get the project back on schedule after another contractor could not meet the required due dates. The project was completed within the customer's timeframe with zero safety incidents.

  • Michels redesigned and used horizontal directional drilling to complete a 2,384-foot crossing of 12-inch STW pipe under the Missouri River.
  • To avoid inadvertent returns, Michels devised a plan to push ream the project and had it approved by the client engineering team.
  • Due to rough terrain and no cell phone service at the job locations, the crew had to pay close attention to weather and safety for access of the site.

Projects

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Ford Island

Hawaii

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Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Ford Island

<p>The Bakken Missouri River Crossing Project connects an existing compressor station located in the Bakken shale oil fields in Williams County, North Dakota, to a natural gas gathering system located in McKenzie County, North Dakota.</p>

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Bakken Missouri River Crossing

North Dakota

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Bakken Missouri River Crossing

Michels completed a complex design-build construction project for the Jacksonville Electric Authority performing horizontal directional drilling (HDD), reaming and pullback operations for a 36" steel water main that spanned 6,575'.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

St. John's River Crossing Design Build

Florida

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St. John's River Crossing Design Build

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Nexus Gas Transmission Pipeline

Michigan & Ohio

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Nexus Gas Transmission Pipeline

Michels installed a 4,000-foot land-to-land and a 1,600-foot water-to-land installation of 16-inch pipe.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Salem Lateral

Massachusetts

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Salem Lateral

Michels trenchlessly installed 1,500 feet of 24-inch natural gas pipeline under a highway, creek and pond in a residential neighborhood.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

North Branch Pipe Replacement

Minnesota

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North Branch Pipe Replacement

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