Horizontal Drilling

Horizontal Directional Drilling

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is used for installing telecommunications and power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines,  It is used for crossing waterways, roadways, shore approaches, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas and any area where other methods are more expensive or not feasible.

The machine is started above ground, drills down to the desired depth and then steers under the crossing. Once the pilot bore is completed, a reamer/backreamer is attached to the drill stem string and pulled back, enlarging the bore wall to easily accommodate the product wire, conduit or pipe, which is then pulled into place.



  • River crossingsPaneltec Directional Drilling Diagram
  • Railway crossings
  • Pipelines
  • Water lines
  • Communications Conduits
  • Power Conduits
  • Water intakes
  • Environmentally sensitive areas


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Virtually no disruption of traffic, rivers, lakes, parks etc.
  • Precise and accurate boring (depending on soil conditions)
  • Minimal support required from customer or contractor
  • Increased boring distance (dependant on pipe diameter)

Client Testimonials

Dear Stephen and John I would like to express my gratitude for the outstanding job you all have provided Carr Villa, Launceston City Council. You just completed a major project by installing and supplying a new gas line to the Crematorium at Carr Villa Memorial Park. You and your teams worked exceptional well and with the least interruption to our services here at Carr Villa. From the planning stages to the execution of the required work it all was performed with an outstanding professionalism. Thank you for the quality and tidiness of your work. It has and still is a pleasure working with you on this project. I will certainly recommend you and your business highly at any opportunity given to me. THANK YOU. Kind regards Ralf Goetschenberg Coordinator Carr Villa Memorial Park Launceston City Council

Carr Villa Memorial Park Launceston