|Project||Marine Current Turbines||UK|
A meticulously prepared HDD project in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty was undertaken to connect the first tidal marine electrical turbine in Western Europe with a high voltage cable to the national supply network. Strangford Lough Marine Turbine Cable was completed to time, cost and in full compliance with all environmental and sustainability requirements.
A totally new technique combining features from pipe jacking and HDD to give a one step pipe installation method for use in difficult ground conditions where borehole collapse could occur. Herrenknecht Direct Pipe is a steerable cutting head which can deal with bolders, hard rock and unstable soils with the product pipe being thrust in behind it.
|Academic Research or Training Aid||University of Technology in Kielce / Professor Andrzej Kuliczkowski||Poland|
The first Post-Graduate course in trenchless technology ever organised worldwide attracted 28 graduate utility engineers to the University of Technology, Kielce. The 8 month course covered 28 trenchless topics and included 215 hours of lectures, laboratory work and tutorials. The Trenchless Technology in Environmental Engineering was a wold first.