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“In search of new and effective ways to lay pipelines and cables, VLTT has developed an innovative way: Single step pipeline installation. The principal of Direct Drill® is on the well known and proven technologies of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and microtunneling "


When to choose Direct Drill®?

Direct Drill® combines the best of HDD and microtunneling and offers economic and ecological benefits that the two techniques cannot provide separately. For casing tubes with cables ranging from Ø 8”- Ø 24”.

What are the advantages?

  • Economically more interesting than existing techniques
  • Ecologically less impact on the environment compared to alternative methods

How does it work?

Direct Drill® is described as a continuous drilling process of casing tubes for cables. The pipe is applied in one go from the rig site. In case of offshore landings, unlike traditional HDD technology, no large marine spread is required offshore, which leads to significant cost savings.

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