Microtunnelling machine begins 25km journey

Launch of Microtunneling Machine in Abu Dhabi
Launch of micrtotunnelling machine in Abu Dhabi

Trenchless Technology supporting high quality and sustainable wastewater services.

Abu Dhabi : Joseph Gallagher International are proud to announce the launch of its ISEKI Microtunnelling machine on its largest trenchless project in Abu Dhabi to date.

Working with Mechanical and Civil Engineering Contractors Company (MACE) L.L.C, the project involves Microtunnelling over 25km of pipe for the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC).

The ADSSC aims to provide high quality, sustainable, safe and cost-effective wastewater services to its customers throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including collection, treatment and disposal of end products.

The new pipeline will service the local residents in two different parts of Abu Dhabi; Baniyas and Shahama, serving the local areas and communities. Abu Dhabi has committed to re-cycling 100% of its municipal waste water by 2019 for agricultural, forestry and golf course irrigation and the pipeline is part of longer-term plans to support population and infrastructure growth in the region.

Specialist microtunnelling set-up and support equipment
Microtunnelling Support System

The specialist microtunnelling machine systems and support equipment will install pipes varying in size from 400DN to 2000DN and at depths from five to 30 metres from the surface as part of this two year contract.

“We at Joseph Gallagher are hugely excited about working with MACE, one of the leading contractors in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The two-year project will use ISEKI and Herrenknecht equipment from the Joseph Gallagher microtunnelling fleet.”

Steve Harvey | Group Managing Director

About Joseph Gallagher International
Joseph Gallagher International has been operating for more than seven years, with microtunnelling machine projects across Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman.
We are leading the way in trenchless technology, carrying out all forms of non-disruptive no dig construction techniques.

About Joseph Gallagher Ltd
Founded in 1982, Joseph Gallagher Ltd is a family owned business that delivers expertise and innovation, putting client satisfaction at the core of the business. Built on a personal reputation for honesty and drive, today Joseph Gallagher Ltd is the largest tunnelling subcontractor in the UK.

About ISEKI Microtunnelling
The ISEKI Microtunnelling machine leads the way in trenchless technology, designing and manufacturing some of the most innovative equipment in the industry. A division of Specialist Plant Limited, part of the Joseph Gallagher group of companies they offer a complete range of microtunnelling equipment for sale or hire.

About the Joseph Gallagher Group
The Joseph Gallagher Group consists of several businesses that complement the core activities of tunnelling and civil engineering. The companies, combined with our exceptional engineering personnel and focus on “The Right Solution” give us the ability to deal with most technical issues that arise on a project using in-house capability, whilst being able to meet and exceed expectations for delivery and value.

About MACE
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Contractors Company (MACE) L.L.C. is based in the United Arab Emirates with its headquarters located in the city of Abu Dhabi. MACE provides a vast range of services to Municipalities and Oil and Gas Companies encompassing all aspects of Oil and Gas Industry, Infrastructure, Construction, Storm Water, Waste Water and Water Supply Networks, Operation and Maintenance, Scada, MEICA etc.

Joseph Gallagher International are mobilising for their largest project in the Middle East to date.

70t Sumitomo Crane going to Abu Dhabi

70t Lattice Crawler Crane is latest edition to the fleet.

Although it’s dark and gloomy in the UK, this Sumitomo SC700-2 is shipping to warmer climates in Abu Dhabi. The 70t crane is part of NRC Plant’s extensive rental fleet.  The Lattice Crawler Crane will join existing microtunnelling and construction plant in the Middle East for Joseph Gallagher International.

Working for MACE, a well established and respected company in the Middle East, Joseph Gallagher International have been contracted to undertake the installing of 24km of microtunnel in Baniyas and Shahama.

Three of the five ISEKI Microtunnelling machines from their Middle East fleet will be running concurrently, boring tunnels of varying diameter from 800mm to 2000mm.

 

Joseph Gallagher awarded key microtunnelling project in Abu Dhabi

Arrival of ISEKI Uncle Mole in Abu Dhabi

Joseph Gallagher are pleased to announce continued growth in the Gulf Region, with the award of a key microtunnelling project for the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC).

Arrival of ISEKI Uncle Mole in Abu Dhabi

Joseph Gallagher have been contracted by MACE Contractors, one of the oldest and most well-respected construction companies in the United Arab Emirates, to provide specialist microtunelling services. The two-year project will use ISEKI and Herrenknecht equipment from the Joseph Gallagher microtunnelling fleet, to install 25km of new pipeline from Baniyas to Shahama. Serving local areas and communities in Abu Dhabi, the pipeline is part of longer-term plans to support population and infrastructure growth in the region.

The specialist microtunnelling systems and support equipment will install pipes varying in size from 400DN to 2000DN and at depths from five to 30 metres.

Abu Dhabi has committed to re-cycling 100% of its municipal waste water by 2019 for agricultural, forestry and golf course irrigation.

Microtunnelling pipelines and Kuwait’s fresh water supply

microtunnelling pipelines in Kuwait

Microtunnelling pipelines continue to be a popular choice in the Middle East when it comes expanding infrastructure and utility services. In January of this year, the Minister of Electricity and Water, Essam Al-Marzouq signed a new contract to build a pipeline stretching from Mina Abdullah to areas of Julaiaa and Nuwaiseeb. The new pipeline will run from a water distribution plant and increase fresh water supply into these areas.

In 2013, Joseph Gallagher Middle East completed a similar microtunneling project for the Azzour to Mina Abdullah Pipeline. The completed pipeline now transports sea water from the power station at Azzour to the de-salination plant at Mina Abdullah

Microtunnelling pipelines are a non-disruptive method

Kuwait’s infrastructure sector is expected to grow by 15-20 percent as a result of the government’s current five-year plan (2015-2020) with several large infrastructure projects estimated at $124 billion.

Infrastructure projects often have a requirement to use a Non Disruptive Road Crossing (NDRC) method due to the location of the critical roads, so microtunnelling for placing pipelines and service routes is becoming increasingly popular in the Middle East.

Additionally, there is the added benefit of the small site footprint that is required when compared to open-cut methods, and typically the ‘trenchless’ method is environmentally a better choice. It reduces the need for imported back fill and therefore  quantities of incoming and outgoing materials, which in turn means less vehicle movements and disruption.

There is also the safety aspect, generally speaking microtunnelling is an inherently safer method compared with the risks that large open excavations pose to workers and the general public.

Joseph Gallagher Middle East, own and operate over 30 microtunnelling systems with internal diameters ranging from 250mm to 3000mm and ten of these machines are currently based between Bahrain, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, meaning we can mobilise machines quickly across the region.