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“If you’re looking for a new and effective way of installing pipelines and cables, VLTT has developed an innovative technique: Single step pipeline installation. The principle of Direct Drill is based on the generally tried and tested technologies of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and microtunnelling.”


When to opt for Direct Drill®?

Direct Drill® combines the best of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and microtunnelling while also offering economic and ecological benefits, not provided by either of the two techniques alone. For (casing) pipes to carry cables from 8″ through 24″.

What are the advantages?

Economically more interesting than existing techniques
Ecologically less impact on the environment versus alternative methods

How does it work?

Direct Drill® is described as a continuous drilling process for (casing) pipes for cables. The pipe is installed in a single phase from the rig site. In the case of onshore approaches, there is no large marine spread required like that of the traditional HDD technique, which results in considerable cost savings.

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