HDD secures multi-million dollar views south of Byron Bay

Entry location for the installation of 140mm HDPE conduits through a private escarpment in Broken Head.

May 7, 2017


As part of the redevelopment of a 2,000 square metre multi-million dollar Broken Head property, Pipeline Drillers has utilised Horizontal Directional Drilling to secure extensive views north and south of the Pacific Ocean for the residents, in addition to establishing a safe work environment for construction works currently underway and set for completion in 2019.  


The client, Rob Ward Electrical Contractors, called for the undergrounding of overhead 11kv HV electrical cables extending 260 metres over the escarpment of this exclusive residence.


Constructability investigation revealed several location constraints consisting of an elevation change of 55 metres, hard rock ground conditions, and extremely steep access tracks to the site located at the base of the property.


Pipeline Drillers’ Paul Tredenick said considerable planning in the design and drilling phases were vital to the project's success.


“The challenging conditions played out as expected comprising of hard to very hard rock, utilising the Vermeer D80x100 together with a recycling unit and 3-inch mud motor, the 230-metre pilot hole, subsequent 16-inch reaming pass and installation of two 140-millimetre HDPE conduits guaranteed delivery within two weeks,” said Paul.


Pipeline Drillers exceeded the expectations of both client and property owner thanks to the innovative approach and specialist expertise applied to safely complete the project within this secluded and extremely challenging environment.

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