Storage tank horizontal directional drilling: What is at stake?

The Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) construction method is an innovative and effective trenchless technique for installing different types of services.

This approach is becoming increasingly popular as it greatly reduces the amount of disruption at the surface, which is a vital factor for the construction of storage tanks like Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) storage facilities and silos.

The technique involves the drilling of a pilot hole that is steered along the desired trajectory; once completed, the hole is enlarged to enable the service pipeline to be pulled back through it.

How VSL can help you

Through its subsidiary Intrafor Hong Kong, VSL is a leading directional drilling and geotechnical specialist with over a hundred years of working history. Our teams carry out technically challenging projects, providing sophisticated and cost-effective solutions to meet every client’s needs. We are able to provide our services worldwide.

What are the VSL storage tank horizontal directional drilling solutions?

A design & build package including:

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Pipeline and conduit installation
  • Cable landfall installation
  • Drilling of extra-long ground freezing holes
  • Pit launching
  • Directional grout hole installation
  • Installation of extra-long horizontal ties

Solutions that can be combined with horizontal directional drilling

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