Vermeer Australia

A partnership 24 years in the making

As the Australian pipeline and gas communities gather in Perth for the 55th Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) Convention and Exhibition, Vermeer is once again partnering with the must-attend event for the gas, oil, water and slurry pipeline industries.
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A match made in HDD heaven

Through its partnership with Prime Drilling, TRACTO Australia has delivered a new HDD rig to AHD Trenchless, a leading player in utilities infrastructure construction.
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Maxibor's Gallagher 600 maxi-rig – the Iceman.

Optimising value on HDD maxi-rig projects

One of Australia’s leading horizontal directional drilling (HDD) design and construction providers, Maxibor Australia, provides insights for asset owners, principal contractors, design engineers and project advisors on how to maximise value on infrastructure projects requiring a HDD maxi-rig spread solution. Read More
Vermeer's next generation D550 horizontal directional drill.

Delivering enhanced mobility and productivity in a progressing world

When it comes to executing pipeline installation jobs, there’s no time to think about anything but the task at hand. Every second counts – something Vermeer understands, with its next generation D550 horizontal directional drill (HDD) and R600T reclaimer built to deliver mobility, productivity, efficiency and optimal performance.  Read More

Michels specialises in technical HDD

When horizontal directional drilling (HDD) emerged in the mid-1960s as a new way to install utility lines under immovable or unavoidable obstacles without significant surface disruptions, crossings spanned up to a few hundred feet guided by frequent potholing. That changed in 1971 when a 4-inch gas line was placed under a river in Watsonville, CA, USA, a location where potholing would not be possible. Read More

Trenchless digging or open cut?

The horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry has come a long way since Vermeer Australia introduced its first rig to Aussie shores in 1991. The equipment, technology and expertise of the operators
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Vermeer HDD

Choosing the right large-diameter HDD for your next project

Choosing the right horizontal directional drill (HDD) is critical to help maximise your team’s performance on large-diameter bores over long distances. You need to make sure you’re choosing a drill rig that has the proper torque for the ground conditions and thrust/pullback power to handle the weight of the pipe being installed. You should also consider choosing a drill that will deliver the most efficient results — from transport and setup to project completion — job after job.
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HDD construction methodology for river crossings

Maxibor prepares an HDD Construction Methodology document to provide a comprehensive overview of the processes involved in the physical delivery of major projects and demonstrate how key activities and issues specific to the project are to be managed.
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Pullback completed in NT

Spiecapag and subsidiary HDI Lucas have successfully completed the pullback at the APA Group Channel Island Bridge Pipeline replacement project. Read More

A leading BRANDT for the industry

As market leaders in oil and gas, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has been manufacturing shakers and centrifuges, its flagship products, for more than five decades – longer than many companies have even been in operation.
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