Auger Boring and Steel Pipe Ramming

Where larger excavations are possible, these techniques offer a rapid method of installing steel crossings beneath embankments, railways, airport runways and roads with minimal risk of settlement. This is a traditional method of installing new pipelines and is performed by diesel or hydraulic driven equipment. Diameters from DN150 to DN2300 are available, and any combination […]

Rock Drilling

This technique enables non-displacement boring into solid rock, gravel,s cobbles, and boulders. With 150 to 900mm diameter this method is suitable for the installation of steel, HDPE and MDPE pipe.

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Bursting

Existing pipelines up to 900mm diameter can be replaced or upsized on the same line using hydraulic pipe-bursting equipment. Pipe-bursting systems break out the old pipes while simultaneously drawing in a new polyethylene pipe behind the bursting head.

Pit Launched Drilling

Working from small excavations, gas, water, electricity or telecoms services up to 355 mm diameter can be installed over relatively short distances beneath roads or landscaped areas.  Techniques used to include percussive and pit-launched directional drilling.

Impact Moling

Displacement method suitable for the installation of pipes, ducts and cables up to 180 mm diameter over distances of up to 25 metres.

Guided Auger Boring

Microtunnelling is a minimum disruption method of constructing gravity or pressure pipes to precise levels of gradients in most ground conditions.  Clayware, steel, concrete or polymeric jacking pipes may be installed from relatively small shafts, in diameters from 100 to 2000mm.  Optically guided microtunnelling is particularly suited to operation in congested areas where working space […]

Directional Drilling

This technique is ideal for the installation of small to medium diameter pipes and ducts on a straight or curved alignment. Used extensively by the gas, water, telecoms and electricity industries, directional drilling is an effective means of installing pipes and ducts from 25 to 900mm diameter beneath roads, rivers, canals, airport runways, railways and […]


The NAVTEC computer-aided steering system works in tough steering conditions using preset parameters like clock-face sweep and thrust/rotation pressures.  NAVTEC provides steering in demanding ground conditions where conventional thrust steering is not possible.

Terrain Mapping

One-person, fast and accurate topography and utility collection. The Terrain-Mapping System utilises a reflective laser to allow quick and accurate collection of job site data. Information can quickly and conveniently be uploaded to ATLAS BORE PLANNER® software for a completely integrated job site approach.

Atlas Bore Planner

The Atlas Bore Planner allows our engineers to plan and visualise a bore on a PC before drilling. A detailed terrain plan is entered into the software, either manually, or by using a new system of lasers where the engineer in the field walks the approximate path of the bore with part of the laser […]