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HDD - How it works

3D-animation that shows the technique of horizontal directional drilling.  

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HDD - Relocation of pipelines

In preparation of the future modification to the bridges across the Albertkanaal, a channel which runs through Belgium between Luik and Antwerp, Visser & Smit Hanab was commissioned by...

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HDD - CO2-Pipe underneath river Het Scheur

In 2018 a new tunnel will be constructed underneath the river “Het Scheur” near Rotterdam: the Blankenburgtunnel. In preparation of this project, some of the existing underground...

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HDD - Heronbridge Pipeline Duplication Scheme

In order to maintain their supply of raw water to Sutton Hall Water Treatment Works, United Utilities (UU) required LiMA, (a Laing O'Rourke, Imtech and Atkins) AMP6 partnership to...

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HDD - Under the river Spree in Spreewitz (Germany)

Two horizontal directional drillings (HDD) under the River Spree in Spreewitz (Germany) to facilitate the installation of two HDPE waste water pipes, with diameters of 1,400 mm (56”) and...

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HDD - Heating pipeline Stora Enso (B)

Construction of a heating pipe that transports waste heat from the Stora Enso paper manufactury to car manufacturer Volvo. This pipeline has a length of  3,4...

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HDD - Arc drilling Strijen

PPS (Petrochemical Pipeline Services) undertook a major maintenance project on the Pipeline Rotterdam-Beek (PRB). Visser & Smit Hanab was awarded the contract to carry out repair and...

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HDD - Arc drilling Moerkapelle

Visser & Smit Hanab conducted a gas pipeline from Beverwijk to Wijngaarden for Gasunie NV. Therefore the Moerkapelle Ringvaart canal had to be crossed. This crossing would initially be...

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HDD - Arc drilling Moerkapelle (clip)

Visser & Smit Hanab conducted a gas pipeline from Beverwijk to Wijngaarden for Gasunie NV. Therefore the Moerkapelle Ringvaart canal had to be crossed. This crossing would initially be...

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HDD - Districtheating Rotterdam

Timelapse movie about the new heat pipeline between the Rotterdam harbor and the city centre. This movie shares the complexity of the horizontal directional drilling and the transport of the 1500...

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HDD - Districtheating Rotterdam, drilling Katendrecht

In March 2013, Visser & Smit Hanab realised a spectacular drilling project in the densely populated city centre of Rotterdam. The project challenges included over 1,500 metres...

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HDD - Haringvliet crossing

Engineering firm Joulz is currently constructed a new high-voltage connection between Middelharnis and Geervliet, commissioned by Stedin. The 18-kilometre-long connection is part of improvement...

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HDD - IJ-crossing Amsterdam

Due to the construction of a new sewage treatment plant in Amsterdam, the present sewerage system was extended with a 49-km long pressurized sewage pipeline to transport the...

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HDD - Installation gaspipeline under Westerschelde

By means of two horizontal directional drillings of 1,350 metres and 1,450 metres, Visser & Smit Hanab installed a 48" gas pipeline under the Western Scheldt (river, which flows directly into...

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HDD - Pipeline connection for refinery extension Suriname

Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname N.V. commissioned Visser & Smit Hanab to create a pipeline connection between the SOL storage station in Beekhuizen and Staatsolie's new refinery on Sir...

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HDD - Soft water for Zwijndrecht

In order to provide Zwijndrecht and the eastern areas of Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht with soft water a new drinking water connection had to be constructed between Dordrecht and Zwijndrecht. To do so the...

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HDDW - Horizontal Directional Drilled Wells

The HDDW technique is a unique and proven method for groundwater extraction and infiltration.

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Biogrout

BioGrout ensures that a cementation process is achieved in the gravel layer. By using BioGrout, Visser & Smit Hanab is able to create a stable borehole in loose gravel for hdd drillings with a...

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DMC - Dike Monitoring and Conditioningsystem

This system uses our HDDW technique to stabilize the dikes.

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