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Drilling Case Study

Ipswich Motorway Upgrade

In January 2008 we were asked to supply surface casing to our longstanding horizontal directional drilling customers, Tunnel Boring for the current Ipswich Motorway Upgrade. Horizontal directional drilling takes pipe from one point to another, which can be up to several kilometres away, with little to no surface disturbance.

This order required precision cutting by our yard staff as the pipe had to be supplied in exact 6 metre lengths to accommodate the auger shafts on site. Band saws at our Zillmere yard were able to cut the required pipe to size and they were loaded and delivered by our local delivery truck with care. Tunnel Boring were happy with our quick delivery and the precision of the cut lengths we supplied.


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