Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a method used to install infrastructure under sensitive areas, ranging from water and sewage pipes, to telecommunication cables, fiber optic lines, electric conduits, traffic routing systems, emergency call boxes, environmental remediation, and natural gas pipelines.
HDD was developed in order to directly install pipelines underground – to avoid digging a trench to physically bury the pipe. Though the tools and techniques involved were originally developed for use within the oil and gas industry, HDD has now has a broader spectrum of application that capitalizes on its safe and efficient method to install pipeline.
Across these applications, the core considerations at hand are efficiency and safety. Throughout, Horizontal Directional Drilling is so widely applied because it is widely regarded as the safe, fast way to install underground pipe.