Projects & capabilities

Our recent projects

Northern Interceptor Pipeline (Auckland, New Zealand)

6 crossings of up to DN560
Total length: 5km
Completion: 2019 expected
Location: Rosedale Auckland New Zealand


Tangguh LNG Expansion Landfall (West Papua, Indonesia)

HDI Lucas - Tangguh LNG expansion

The Tangguh LNG Expansion project required three HDD landfalls, all 2065m in length:

  • Two 16-inch diameter boreholes for installation of 10 inch casings
  • One 40-inch diameter borehole for installation of 24-inch product pipe

Project works includes all required support activities, construction and maintenance of launch pit and work area, provision and transportation of consumables, material and equipment.

Client:  BP/ SAIPEM
Project:  Tangguh LNG Expansion Project
Country:  Indonesia
Completion:  2018
Pipe Diameter:  up to 24” Pipeline


Tauranga Southern Pipeline: Harbour Crossing (North Island, New Zealand)

The Tauranga Southern Pipeline scope was for the design and construction of a major wastewater pipeline between Memorial Park Pump Station, across the Tauranga Harbour to MaTauranga Southern (Wastewater) Pipelinetapihi on the North Island of New Zealand.

  • The harbour pipeline was HDD drilled at a depth of 40m under the seabed from Memorial Park to Matapihi – a drill length of approximately 1570m.
  • A 1500mm outer casing was driven in on both sides of the Harbour.
  • A 1000mm steel casing was installed by HDD, to accommodate an 800mm PE pipe within.

Client: Tauranga City Council
Country: New Zealand
Project: Tauranga Southern (Wastewater) Pipeline
Completion: 2017-2018
Pipe Diameter: up to 1000mm


The Gorgon LNG Project (Barrow Island, Western Australia)

The Gorgon project required nine HDD landfalls, all 490m in length:HDI Lucas - Gorgon LNG landfalls

  • Three 26-inch diameter boreholes for installation of 18 inch casings
  • Four 16-inch diameter boreholes for installation of 8-inch and 10-inch product lines
  • Two 48-inch diameter boreholes for installation of 34-inch product lines

Project works includes all required support activities, construction and maintenance of launch pit and work area, provision and transportation of consumables, material and equipment.

Client:  Chevron
Project:  Gorgon LNG Project
Country:  Australia
Completion:  2009-2012
Pipe Diameter:  up to 34” Pipeline


Pohokura Landfall, Shell Todd (New Plymouth, New Zealand)

The project’s HDD landfall traverses a 33 metre cliff and an offshore ‘reef’. At 1,850m overall, at the time this was the world’s longest landfall.HDI Lucas Pohokura

One of the key challenges was traversing the many different geological layers along the HDD alignment. In order to drill through the surface layers of pyroclastic boulders and cobbles, a casing was hammered approximately 146m using a 2,000-ton pneumatic hammer.

Project works included all required support activities, construction and maintenance of launch pit and work area, provision and transportation of consumables, material and equipment.

Client:  Shell Todd New Zealand
Project:  Pohokura Gas Field Project
Country:  New Zealand
Completed:  2006-2007
Pipe Diameter:  up to 24” Pipeline
Casing Length:  1850m


LIHIR Tailings Outfalls, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

2 x 300m Tailings outfalls up to 1200m in Diameter
Location: Lihir Island, PNG


Casino Field Development Landfall (Port Campbell, Victoria)

2 x 1650m landfalls for DN315 & DN500 Pipelines
Location: Port Campbell Victoria


Minerva Gas Field Landfall (Port Campbell, Victoria)

2 x 1500m landfalls for dual DN400 Pipelines
Location: Port Campbell Victoria


China Light & Power (Hong Kong)

largest cable installation by HDD at the time (in 2001)
6 crossings up to 1400m long to accommodate DN450 casings for cable bundles
Location: Ma Wan Island, Hong Kong


Hangzhou Bay Pipeline Crossing (Shanghai, China)

2x 1750m landfalls up to DN600


Tamar River Pipeline (Tasmania)

2065m in single crossing length


Tasmanian Gas Pipeline

13 crossings for total length of 3350m


EDF Garonne River (France)

World first HDD for high-voltage (225kV) cable


Telstra Mount White (NSW, Australia)

Optical fibre duct: 2:1 height gained ratio over 400m


Capabilities

Thanks to decades of experience in thousands of projects around the world, HDI Lucas, a subsidiary of Spiecapag Australia and sister company of HDI, France, is a key player in the field of horizontal directional drilling.

Our reputation is built on our continuously evolving engineering and our ability to adapt to any kind of project. The skills of our teams and the reliability of our equipment allow us to redefine the limits for pipeline installation beneath natural or artificial obstacles whilst respecting the environment.

HDI Lucas’ drilling rigs offer a pulling capacity ranging between 35 and 400 tons. They allow for the installation of small size pipelines over short distances as well as large diameter pipelines (up to DN 1400) over very long distances.

Rigs are trailer or crawler mounted and consist of a central beam rack with a carriage moved by pinions powered by hydraulic motors. Hydraulic rotary motors located on the carriage provide the necessary rotary force.

Each drilling rig has its own control cabin, steering kit, high pressure pump and other ancillary equipment forming a complete and autonomous drilling spread. The HD 650 and HD 350 models are designed and manufactured in-house.

 

 

News

April 2019

March is completed on two cable landfalls at Tuas in Singapore. This is the first project for HDI in Singapore follows on other successfully delivered work in Asia. Following these crossings, crews will be heading to New Zealand for a major project in Auckland in May 2019

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