Trenchless Technology

OCT 2018

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28 T R E N C H L E S S T EC H N O LO GY O C TO B E R 2018 Project of the Year N E W I N S T A L L A T I O N H O N O R A B L E M E N T I O N S R e h o b o t h B e a c h O u t f a l l I n s t a l l a t i o n The project consists of a new pump station and 24-in. HDPE force main, which are required to convey the treated efluent to the ocean outfall and to provide the head required to pump the efluent through diffus- ers located 6,000 ft offshore in wa- ter approximately 40 ft deep. The bids totaled $37,381,407. The ocean outfall bid was awarded to Manson Construction of Seattle, Washington, for $27,655,850 for 3,000 ft of 24-in. outfall installed via HDD and 3,000 of 24-in. pipeline and diffuser feet via marine open trench. The Outfall included the construction of 3,800 ft of the outfall using horizontal direc- tional drilling . Construction of the marine outfall commenced in No - vember 2017 after the review of the submittals. The contractor elected to complete the trenchless shore landing in a manner not speciically included in the bid documents. To reduce the need for prolonged barge-mounted marine support , the pilot hole would be advanced from land to within 50 ft from the sealoor exit , then enlarged by forward reaming and conditioning . A 30-in. diameter steel casing would then be pushed seaward along the en- tirety of the borehole to provide sta- bility. Challenges faced during casing insertion abandonment and re-drill - ing of 1,200 ft of the pilot hole, and intersection of the borehole. The com- bination of these events and decisions led to signiicant modiications to the contractor 's work plan, and provide several important lessons-learned for this alternative HDD construction method. The project was successfully completed and in service before June 30 in compliance with the consent de- cree. The project ribbon cutting was held on June 15, 2018. Project Owner: City of Rehoboth Beach Engineer: Brierley and GHD Contractor: Manson Construction and The HDD Company Products/Services: Performance Pipe, John Deere, American Augers and SlimDril Value of Trenchless Project (US$) $27,655,850 Congratulations to the Project Team of: City Of Rehoboth Beach GHD Brierley Associates Manson Construction The HDD Company The HDD Company Going to Greater Lengths™ 4525 Serrano Parkway, Suite 210 | El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 Main: 530.676.5705 | www.crossinggroup.com

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