Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) (Delft, Netherlands)
Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is one of the fastest growing techniques for trenchless installation of pipelines. On one hand they provide a logical alternative when pipelines and/or cables need to cross railways, roads, dikes, wetlands, rivers and other structures that need to remain intact during construction. On the other hand HDD techniques minimize the impact of construction activities in densely populated and economical sensitive areas.
In the Netherlands HDD has been used on a large scale since the eighties. A lot of experience has been gained about drilling processes, drilling-soil interaction and minimizing risks. Minimizing the potential risks prevents construction delays and high project costs. Being able to identify risks on forehand giving different circumstances, allows the horizontal directional driller to optimize his project and to apply the best suitable equipment and methods.
During this three-day course participants will learn to master the design of HDD while considering all the risks involved. This will help participants to choose the appropriate equipment and materials from the large variety that is available today. During this course the state-of-the-art developments in HDD technology are considered.
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