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Karakum Canal, Turkmenistan

Crossing of the Karakum Canal

Visser & Smit Hanab was contracted for the crossing of the KarakumCanal in Turkmenistan as part of the South Yoloton Gas Field Development Project for which a 100km long 56” gas pipeline was constructed.

450 ton
660 meter

The crossing of the Karakum Canal in Turkmenistan, the second largest irrigation canal in the world, Was succesfully performed by Visser & Smit Hanab.


The steel gas pipeline had a diameter of 56" (1400mm) and was installed by means of a Horizontal Directional Drilling using a 450 ton drill rig. The total length was 660 meter.