Record stretch of HDD completed in Abu Dhabi
Pipeline to supply islands of Abu Dhabi with water.
Lindenberg Emirates and Flowtex Egypt have successfully bridged the longest submarine horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crossing in the Middle East to date, coming a significant step closer to ensuring the water supply to a group of islands off Abu Dhabi, according to Lindenberg.
The 1,600 meter crossing is part of a US$157m water transmission project awarded to Lindenberg in 2008. The project, which initially focused on the water supply for the Saadiyat Island, has grown to include the Jubail, Al Fahed and Yas islands, all of which are currently under development.
Once the pipeline is completed, the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Dispatch Company (TRANSCO), who awarded the contract, will be able to deliver an estimated 76 million gallons of water to the islands per day.