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Date: 07/11/2018 | Category: , , , ,

Microtunnelling technology has come a long way since it was first developed, and can now provide projects with significant cost savings. Here, we look at three key areas where microtunneling can help projects save time and money. Stuart Harrison, Managing Director at Edge Underground, said that...


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Date: 25/10/2018 | Category: , , , ,

There is no one-size-fits-all method of trenchless pipeline installation because every project is different; there are different ground conditions, different design tolerances and project specifications, and different types and diameters of pipes. This means that in order to have the best chance of...


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Date: 04/10/2018 | Category: , , ,

When it comes to microtunnelling, an installation is only as good as the contractor undertaking the project. But with numerous contractors to choose from it’s important to know what to look for when selecting one to ensure the best chance of a successful installation. Here, we look at four key...


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Date: 26/09/2018 | Category: , , ,

While microtunnelling machines have traditionally been used for pipeline installations, their versatility has seen them increasingly used for projects beyond their original scope. More projects are seeking the advice of expert microtunnelling contractors to provide an innovative drilling or boring...


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Date: 22/08/2018 | Category: , ,

For larger microtunnelling machines, German standards quote 50mm from the design line. However, some contractors feel this tolerance is too restrictive for large machines – such as say an AVN 2400 which could weigh some 50 tonnes – especially when tunnelling through soft, mixed soils....


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Date: 15/08/2018 | Category: , , , , ,

Quality, time and cost. These three competing factors — often referred to as the triple constraint — are always front-of-mind of clients when they are seeking contractors to carry out project works. While clients would like to be able to meet all three, this is rarely possible. This holds true...


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