With trenchless technology, work areas are confined only to the entry and exit points of the borehole, resulting in close to zero disruption at surface along the bore path, increased safety and a reduced environmental impact. Trenchless construction methods also allow for close interaction with existing subsurface infrastructure and when installed at depth, pipelines are less susceptible to erosion and ground instability so that the lifespan of underground projects can be maximized.
The Crossing Company has expertise in a wide array of trenchless construction techniques and owns the euipment to complete any trenchless project, no matter how large or how small. These tools can be used in a wide range of construction applications, including:
As population densities increase, additional sewer and water related infrastructure must be installed to handle increased demands. Trenchless construction allows for a variety of services to be run around existing sewer/water lines and under buildings, roads, urban water bodies and power cables. This includes at grade installations for large diameter pipes, power line installations under sensitive areas and utility corridor installations that have the capability to handle additional capacity at a later date and permanent access to lines for necessary maintenance and repair.
With easily accessible oil and gas reserves depleting, producers all over the world are being forced to operate in increasingly harsh and remote locations. Our trenchless solutions utilize self-contained, fully winterized equipment to meet oilfield demands on rugged terrain in treacherous environments. From single product lines to multiple bundles, our personnel are trained to safely and effectively handle even the most complex "energy grade" installations.
Mine and facility construction projects often centre around two specific challenges. In a mine environment dewatering is critical to keeping the mine operating. The Crossing Company has unique experience working in several mines to install perforated lines along a specific geological zone to ensure proper drainage. These installations reduced capital and maintenance costs. The other unique challenge that applies to mine and facility sites is the ever decreasing amount of work space. Systems and work plans have never been more important to ensure worker safety while also making sure the project gets completed.
Marine outfalls installed using trenchless HDD methods give water treatment plants the capability to return processed water to the ocean through a single exit point on the seabed floor. During this process, rigs drill from a location on the shore, under the seabed to a designated release point. In doing so, the risks and costs associated with laying pipelines on the ocean floor are eliminated. This particular method is also useful for tying into existing cables lying on the ocean floor and for installing lines that can provide power to remote offshore locations or difficult-to-reach areas across causeways and harbors.