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Directional Drilling Process

Directional Drilling, or Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a technique by which pipe, duct or cable can be installed underground without disturbing surface structures and thereby avoiding the disruption caused by traditional open trenching methods.

Installations under motorways, waterways, railways, airport runways and SSSI sites are routine.

The videos below describe the process.

The directional drilling process, including an overview of our Scunthorpe yard and workshops.
The Drilling Process as described by Prime Drilling – the supplier of several of our directional drilling rigs.