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Sep 20, 2012
Cypress Bore: The toughest rig on the market

When the City of Pensacola was facing a difficult challenge re-routing an existing storm drain outfall to Pensacola Bay, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) provided the answer. The City needed to construct new storm structures and conveyance pipe in an area of a known HAZMAT plume associated with an adjacent EPA managed Superfund Site. EPA mandates required that the new pipe could not be direct-bury due to the presence of a contaminated high groundwater table. more ...

May 7, 2012
Installing a Next Generation Fiber Network (by Josh Varner) - UNI 36x50

Southern Diversified Technologies, Inc., (SDT) is a nationally recognized telecommunications infrastructure services company engaged in a variety of large scale fiber optic cable projects, with a history of fully built out fiber networks for major telecom corporations. SDT offers a widely diversified scope of cradle-to-grave telecommunications services, including but not limited to professional Outside Plant Engineering, Construction, maintenance and system management of wire line and wireless sectors, as well as Real Estate and Right of Way services capabilities. more ...

April 5, 2012
Digging Deep - UNI 220x240

A new pipeline was needed to replace a failing cast iron watermain laid during World War 2, which traverses some of the most rugged topography and dense bush imaginable. The existing cast iron watermain mostly mimicked the topography of the route and was left exposed in main locations. Ground movement and erosion led to high maintenance of the cast iron pipeline constructed in 3 m long section. more ...

January 3, 2012
Treasure Island

The title for the article is not chosen by mistake. Nevertheless we will talk about HDD technology and the complex project completed by “EcoTEK” company with support from “UNIRUS” Group. It is easy to draw a parallel between Robert Stevenson’s story and the project: there was an island, treasure (in modern interpretation – oil) and numerous adventures of drillers. more ...

October 3, 2011
Going to the 2011 ICUEE Show

A the upcoming 2011 ICUEE show in Lousiville, Kentucky, Universal HDD will present two new models and one newly redesigned rig. The new models include short range UNI 22x22 and long range UNI 250x400. Also at the show, attendees will be able to see and test newly redesigned UNI 110x120. more ...

June 20, 2011
Marcellus Shale Beneath Washington County

The commercial discovery of natural gas in the Marcellus shale beneath Washington County in 2004 has set off the biggest Pennsylvania land rush in the 150 years since Col. Edwin Drake drilled the world's first oil well in Venango County. Marcellus is a rock formation that runs a mile underground from New York through Pennsylvania and on south to Tennessee. Geologists believe the rock could contain 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas – 10 times more than all of the gas Appalachia has released since Drake's find. With American consumers using 23 trillion cubic feet of gas each year, that would be enough fuel to supply the entire country for more than two decades. more ...

Nov 27, 2010
Drilling Into The Albermarle Sound

The bore into the Albemarle Sound was part of the Currituck County Mainland Water Treatment Plant Reverse Osmosis Expansion project. The concentrate water (or reject water) from the reverse osmosis process is brackish and must be discharged into a receiving water of similar quality. The County was forced to discharge the concentrate water at the mouth of the North River and Albemarle Sound, 21 miles away from the plant site, and approximately 1,800 ft. off shore where flow was high enough to result in complete mixing. more ...

Oct 10, 2009
UNIHAMMER™ at International Association of Specialists for Horizontal Directional Drilling 2009 (MAS GNB)

During the annual seminar of International Association of Specialists for Horizontal Directional Drilling (MAS GNB), Universal HDD presented its revolutionary new air rock tool – UNIHAMMER™. The event took place in Gelendjik, Russia on October 8-9, 2009. The focus of the seminar was horizontal directional drilling in geologically difficult grounds, and more specifically in rock. more ...

Sep 11, 2009
ADG Global Supply Secures the Exlusice Distribution Rights

ADG Global Supply has secured the exclusive rights to distribute Universal horizontal directional drilling equipment from the stable of one of the world’s best known names in drilling – Universal HDD™. more ...