Direct Drill

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Direct Drill ®

In search of better and more effective methods to install pipelines and cables, Van Leeuwen has developed another innovative technique.

Direct Drill (single step pipe installation)

The principle of Direct Drill is based upon the well known and proven technologies of Horizontal Directional Drilling and Microtunneling. Direct Drill is a combination of the finest features of these two techniques, and thereby offering economic and ecological advantages surpassing the two techniques individually.

Direct Drill is best described as a continuous drilling process of (sleeve)pipes for cables ranging in diameter from 8” to 24”. The pipe is installed from the rig-site in one single phase. In contradiction to traditional HDD technique, Direct Drilling does not require a large offshore marine spread in case of a shoreward landing, which results in a considerable reduction of costs.

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