It has been a busy year for microtunnelling projects and the team in the Middle East.
Our Sumitomo SC700-2 was shipped to Abu Dhabi in November.
We continue our two year project for MACE, one of the oldest and most respected companies in the United Arab Emirates, providing specialist microtunnelling services. We are using three ISEKI machines and Herrenknecht equipment from the Joseph Gallagher fleet to install 25km of new pipeline from Baniyas to Shahama.
We opened our new office in Abu Dhabi.
Working in the Arabian Gulf, we completed a 81 metre bore in just three days. We were subcontracted by Panorama to complete a water carrier pipe for Dilmunia a resort style luxury island, off the north-east coast of the Isalnd of Muharraq. The tunnel passed under and extremely busy dual carriage way, where we were just three metres from the live road surface. We successfully installed the pipe using an ISEKI TCC1300 machine with no incident of interruption to any of the critical infrastructure we passed under.
We had record breaking production rates in Bahrain at the beginning of 2018, microtunnelling a pipeline in North Sitra.
In 2019, we are also joined by Raquel Viray providing administration support to the team.
The successful completion of these, and our other current projects in 2019, continue to demonstrate our teams capabilities at the forefront of microtunnelling and trenchless technology in the Middle East.