March 2017, Vol. 244, No. 3

TechNotes

Direct Pipe Technology Used to Install Gas Pipeline in Poland

In the fall of 2016, drilling contractor PPI Chrobok S.A. installed two new gas pipelines in Poland. The alignment runs along existing gas lines and through geologically challenging terrain. With the laying of the 700- and 464-meter-long pipelines, Herrenknecht’s Direct Pipe technology was used in Poland for the first time. With the construction of a new north-south pipeline connection, Poland is reacting to the increasing local demand for gas. Part of this network expansion is the Czeszów-Wierzchowice Gas Pipeline Project in the southwest of the country. Until now, only horizontal directional drilling technology (HDD) had been used for crossing rivers or roads during pipeline projects in

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