AMS Trenchless were pleased to present 3 iPads to pupils from Ysgol Penllwyn, a local school in the Cwm Rheidol area, Aberystwyth, Wales following our work in the area. Operations Director Peter Guilliatt presented the iPads to the pupils before Christmas.
AMS Trenchless Specialists have recently taken delivery of a brand new Vermeer D40x55 to add to our fleet of mid sized Vermeer directional drilling rigs.
To complement the new rig, we also have a newly converted lorry and trailer, complete with on board mud mixing system to form a complete package with the new drilling rig.
The new lorry and rig can be seen heading straight out to work in the pictures below.
AMS No-Dig Ltd have recently carried a full re-branding excercise in association with a local Lincoln based design agency.
The re-brand involved the development of a new logo and colour scheme, a new range of ‘AMS’ fonts and most importantly a new trading name. AMS No-Dig Ltd will now be trading as AMS Trenchless Specialists, and our website and domain name have been updated to match – www.amstrenchless.com
We now have a range of logo styles for the different activities carried out by the company, and these will be used on all documentation from now on.
AMS Trenchless have recently signed a second contract with Orsted to carry out Horizontal Directional Drilling for the landfall cables for the world’s largest offshore windfarm – Orsted’s Hornsea 2, which will power over 1.3 million homes.
AMS will undertake Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), a method of installing ducting and cables beneath existing infrastructure without disruption, at the landfall site in Horseshoe Point where the offshore cables meet the onshore cables.
This contract builds on the existing relationship between the East-coast firm and Ørsted, the world’s largest offshore wind developer, following previous works for Hornsea Two’s sister project, Hornsea One.
Hornsea Two is in the early stages of construction, and when complete in 2022 it will be able to power well over 1.3 million homes, overtaking Hornsea One, due for completion next year, as the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.
Duncan Clark, project director for both Hornsea One and Two, said: “We’re delighted to welcome another UK firm to join us in building the UK’s largest renewable energy project currently under construction. Lancashire-based VolkerInfra are installing the onshore cable, the onshore substation is being built by Balfour Beatty, and the fact that AMS Trenchless Specialists, who are based literally up the road from our onshore site, will be working with us again is a testament to their previous work on Hornsea One.”
Using Horizontal Directional Drilling means that the cable can be buried underground without using trenches or disrupting the existing sea defences in the intertidal area, that links the offshore infrastructure with the onshore infrastructure.
George Aitkenhead, Managing Director, AMS Trenchless Specialists said: “We feel proud to again have the opportunity to work on a project that will make a significant difference to the UK’s clean electricity system. HDD is a fast, efficient and environmentally friendly way to install this much needed infrastructure, whilst minimising disruption. It’s great to see global firms, such as Ørsted, recognise our wealth of experience and continue place such big contracts with local firms like ours. For us, the offshore wind industry provides big opportunities in a market that is only going to keep growing.”
This contract will be carried out by our new Prime Drilling PD250 RP/C
To read the full Orsted press release, click here: https://orsted.co.uk/en/Media/Newsroom/News/2019/04/Scunthorpes-AMS-Trenchless-Specialists-wins-big-on-worlds-biggest-offshore-wind-farm-Hornsea-Two
AMS Trenchless Specialists have taken delivery of a fleet of new vans, these are mainly Ford Transit Custom with some smaller VW Caddy vans included too.
The vans are vinyl wrapped using our new logo, colour scheme and branding, and all include a photographic image of our equipment in action on their rear doors.
Our new Prime Drilling PD250/90 RP-C arrived at our Scunthorpe on 13th November, and is ready for work!
This new addition to our fleet will expand our capacity in the Maxi Drilling market, allowing installation of pipes up to 1.5m diameter and 2km in length.
The PD250/90 range of Directional Drilling rigs, of which we now have two, offer thrust and pullback forces of up to 250 tonnes and rotational torque of 90000Nm making these the most powerful horizontal directional drilling rigs based in the UK.
AMS No-Dig have recently purchased a second Prime Drilling PD250 to add to the fleet. The new rig is a PD250/90 RP-C which is mounted on crawler tracks. This rig enhances our already comprehensive fleet, and increases our capacity in the larger 250 Tonne (2500kN) pull-back force market place. This new directional drilling rig comes complete with its own control cabin, bentonite pumping unit, mixing unit and mud recycling unit