Innovative Drilling Techniques on the Gateway

October 17, 2016


In just six days and nights, Pipeline Drillers has successfully redesigned, mobilised, drilled and installed 267 metres of 3 x 140mm and 2 x 110mm HDPE pipe using horizontal directional drilling under the Gateway Motorway.


Lendlease, the contractor appointed to design and construct the $1.62 billion Gateway Upgrade North project to six lanes between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge, approached Pipeline Drillers on the second last business day of September.


This short crossing under the Gateway required an innovative approach due to its hard rock conditions and tight constraints on the exit side. Less than a week later, mobilisation was complete and an operational team accompanied by our Herrenknecht 250 and Vermeer D80 were on site completing the drill.   

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Vermeer D80