Laney Find New Tech Solution For Challenging Crossing

Longest U.S. Direct Pipe Project To Date
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | March 2014, Vol. 69 No. 3

“In essence,” she concluded, “Direct Pipe is a new tool in our toolbox when the circumstances are appropriate to utilize it. We will consider such utilization if all other conventional types of installation are deemed infeasible.


Williams is one of the leading energy infrastructure companies in North America. It owns interests in or operates 15,000 miles of interstate gas pipelines, 1,000 miles of NGL transportation pipelines and more than 10,000 miles of oil and gas gathering pipelines. The Williams’ Transco pipeline delivers natural gas to its customers from Texas to New York.

Based in Spring, TX, Laney Directional Drilling has HDD capabilities to install pipe in diameters of four to 60-inches to distances of more than 11,000 feet. Over the years, Laney crews have earned the reputation of being able to complete long bores to install large-diameter pipes in extremely difficult conditions.

Laney designs and builds its own directional drilling equipment, and currently operates 14 drill units ranging in size from 100,000 to 1.7 million pounds of pullback. The 1.7-million pound machine is powered by two, 1,000 horsepower engines.

Herrenknecht is a leading manufacturer of mechanized tunneling equipment for working in all diameters, geologies and in all areas of application, including railway, metro, road, utility, pipelines, hydropower, mining and exploration.

Laney Directional Drilling, (281) 540-6615,
Herrenknecht Direct Pipe, +49 (0) 7824-302-0,
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