08 April 2012

Pipeline Construction

While most people had the day off from work for Easter, the directional drilling crew was working 24 hours per day on the pipeline boring project. They are now reaming the bore hole to a 36 inch diameter.

An excavator at the top end of the bore hole pulls on the rotating drill pipe as the 36 inch reamer enlarges the bore hole.

It's a tug-of-war, like a big bird trying to pull a long worm out of the ground.

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