Horizontal Directional Drilling

Salem Lateral

Salem Lateral

Scope

Michels installed a 4,000-foot land-to-land and a 1,600-foot water-to-land installation of 16-inch pipe segments in Beverly Harbor and tidelands in Collins Cove. The project was an extension of a natural gas pipeline Michels installed about a dozen years ago.

Two drill rigs were used on each project to allow drilling to be connected from each end of the alignment and intersect underground. The longer bore was complicated by a 35-degree side bend along its alignment. The shorter bore had a steep 20-degree angle of entry to quickly reach bedrock instead of silty soils.

Projects

Michels completed a record setting horizontal directional drill (HDD) installation of an 18-inch diameter steel gas pipeline of 12,459 feet.

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Houston Ship Channel

Texas

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Houston Ship Channel

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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when no one is looking.

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