Trenchless technology

During ‘rush hour’ underground or above, the idea of drilling cables and pipes without a technique that removes the need for open excavation is unthinkable. When it comes to this kind of technique, Visser & Smit Hanab belongs to the proud ranks of experts, pioneers and forerunners of trenchless technology.

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Drilling techniques

There are so many factors to consider when it comes to the development stage, detailed specs for the route, execution, management and maintenance that a drilling job entails. What are the customer’s requirements? How long is the route? What is the diameter of the pipe? What is the condition of the ground? What permits are required? And what environmental factors are involved? On top of that, customers often have a specific drilling technique in mind. Visser & Smit Hanab’s in-house experts, means it has pool of knowledge that covers a wide range of disciplines, making it the ideal partner for your trenchless technology needs.


Directional drillings
Energy, water and communication: it all seems so cut and dry, doesn’t it? However, transport often demands a long ‘journey’ around obstacles, objects, water and greenery. Trenchless technologies such as (computer)-directed drillings make it possible to safely traverse infrastructure and nature. With a host of directional drilling techniques at its disposal, to include: horizontally directed, shield drilling, directional auger and HDD, Visser & Smit Hanab won’t back down from any drilling project.

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