HDD Drilling and Trenchless Technology

Cape is a leader in Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) for installing telecommunications and power cable conduits, water lines, sewer lines, gas lines, oil lines, product pipelines and environmental remediation casings.

Our specialist equipment is also utilised for crossing waterways, roadways, shore approaches, congested areas, environmentally sensitive areas, and any area where other methods are not feasible.

Cape has highly-skilled and experienced drill crews, plus a range of 4000kg – 36,000kg pull/thrust force HDD rigs.

Cape has developed the highly innovative Eco Plough which adopts a trenchless technique, installing cables or pipes in a variety of diameters. The cable or pipe is laid immediately behind a specifically designed ploughing blade at an installation rate of up to 1 kilometre per hour. An automatic patented sanding hopper installs sand under, over and around the cable or conduit, whilst danger tape and a hard plastic protective slab is automatically placed above the cable in a single movement.

This method of installation is highly innovative and ensures increased safety whilst on site, minimal disturbance to the environment and local community, as well reduced construction costs and timeframe.