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News from TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH & Co. KG
27.04.2016 - IFAT ist he world’s leading trade for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. The emphsis is on strategies and solutions for sustainably using resources. The innovative solutions from TRACTO-TECHNIK for the trenchless installation and renewal od supply and disposal pipelines contribute significantly to this.
25.02.2016 - Themed "360° Trenchless Power" TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH is presenting its complete range of trendsetting NODIG products and solutions for the trenchless installation and renewal of pipes at BAUMA 2016 in Munich.
28.01.2016 - Three PE-HD DA 50 pipes were laid in the historic city centre of Dresden to accommodate glasfibre cables connecting domestic households to the new high-speed internet network (VSDL). To avoid any damage to the valuable road surfaces, the PE pipes were laid using trenchless technology in sections of 54, 112, 100 and 99 meter lengths. Customer M&M decided it was an ideal first job for their new ...
13.10.2015 - As part of the renovation of the water supply system at Miodowa street in the historic city of Warsaw an old steel pipe was replaced with a cast iron pipe using static pipe bursting over 400 m length. It was decided to replace the steel pipe ND 150 mm with a ductile iron pipe of the same diameter. A major requirement of the client was minimal interference of the traffic along the busy Miodowa road...
12.10.2015 - TT-UK have worked with their sales partner Reef Trenchless Technology of Johannesburg for almost twenty years and the recent and very sudden and sad passing of Chris Elhers, (former Managing Director of Reef), was a shock to everyone. Tyler Craayenstein (the Grandson of Chris) has now taken over as Head of Sales for the Trenchless Technology Business and is proud to be continuing to build on his G...
26.08.2015 - Pipeline Drillers were engaged by Monadelphous KT Pipelines to undertake challenging trenchless works associated with the FRGP 16” gas line in October 2014. After conducting the initial scoping and research on site in Western Australia, they found varying ground conditions, numerous stakeholders, crossings inside the FMG Solomon Hub iron ore mine, all in combination with a very tight time f...
30.03.2015 - During this year’s NASTT NO-DIG show TRACTO-TECHNIK’s US sister company TT TECHNOLOGIES received the "Joseph L. Abbott, Jr. Innovative Product Award" for the GRUNDOPITK keyhole mini steerable bore rig. This minimal-invasive technology allows for the trenchless installation of gas and water service connections out of a small circular keyhole using the fully automatic bore rig....
07.10.2014 - Country wise Finland is almost as large as Germany but has 5.4m inhabitants only. Countless lakes and many nameless islands characterise the country. Not far away from Suonenjoki, a city with 7500 inhabitants and round about 300km in the north of Helsinki the GRUNDODRILL 18ACS (manufacturer TRACTO-TECHNIK) has performed a rock bore of high difficulty underneath a lake in the fishing grounds of &nb...
11.07.2014 - In May 2014 the city of Roses has replaced a concrete pipe Ø 600 mm with a PE pipe of the same diameter. The pipe bursting system applied was a GRUNDOBURST 2500G by manufacturer TRACTO-TECHNIK. The works were carried out by the construction company Aqualogy from Murcia.
08.05.2014 - Leaking oil, gas or water pressure pipelines force utility companies to decide whether to repair, renovate or replace the defective pipes. The main decisive factors are the degree and type of damage, the sustainability of the method and the resulting rehabilitation cost. Modern trenchless pipeline rehabilitation techniques minimize traffic disruption, noise emission loads, dust and surface disrupt...
21.03.2014 - The first GRUNDODRILL 25N from TRACTO-TECHNIK is working for Tancrad in Romania. With 17 years of experience, Tancrad is a successful and flourishing construction company, also engaged in the construction and rehabilitation of waste water treatment plants and waste water networks, water reservoirs and water supply systems. The GRUNDODRILL 25 N is the strongest in it's performance class currently o...
04.12.2013 - Leaking oil, gas or water pressure pipelines force utility companies to decide whether to repair, renovate or replace the defective pipes. The main decisive factors are the degree and type of damage, the sustainability of the method and the resulting rehabilitation cost. Modern trenchless pipeline rehabilitation techniques minimize traffic disruption, noise emission loads, dust and surface disrup...
15.10.2013 - As recently shown on BBC News – BT installing Broadband to rural areas - the GRUNDOMAT soil displacement hammer has assisted in the Broadband connection roll out for the UK. Fast reliable broadband internet access is essential for homes throughout the whole of the country, to enable them to benefit from on-line services and access to information and to enable UK businesses to compete globall...
11.10.2013 - The Town of Westborough, Mass., with its total population of approximately 20,000 people, is located West of Boston and like many utilities has buried infrastructure made of varying sizes, types and conditions and accepts sewerage from nearby towns. In March, a segment of an existing 15-in., RCP sanitary sewer collapsed, causing a costly emergency repair and bypass. During that time, excavation wa...
17.09.2013 - The company R+R McClure who are experts in underground infrastructure and asset relocation have recently purchased a GRUNDODRILL 18ACS directional drilling system. They have been in the HDD business for over 25 years and are based in the old goldmine regions of Castlemaine in Victoria.
13.09.2013 - TT Technologies has literally grown up with the trenchless technology industry, coming into being before the term “trenchless” became synonymous with the rehabilitation of underground infrastructure that it is today. This Aurora, Ill.-based business is one of a handful of companies that drew its first breaths at the onset of the trenchless technology revolution and remains a true pione...
12.09.2013 - The video shows a GRUNDOMAT 130 arriving exactly on target at a pre-determinded point as part of a tricky underground bore to lay a cable duct beneath the airport hangar apron at London Luton Airport. According to Steve Marijewycz, Managing Director of Directional Drilling Services UK Ltd based in Bedford "The GRUNDOMAT soil displacement hammer was the only mole available that would be able t...
19.08.2013 - GRUNDOPIT K is a steerable bore rig for the trenchless installation of gas and water house connections up to OD 63 mm. The bore is carried out from out of a keyhole of only 60 cm Ø. The spoil is removed from the keyhole by a suction excavator to provide access to the main pipe. Then GRUNDOPIT K can be set up. The bore head and the drill rods are transported to the bore rig via "lift&qu...
09.08.2013 - Take part in a great GRUNDOMAT photo competition and win a 16 GB iPad with Retina Display an Wi-Fi. Send in a photo of your GRUNDOMAT mole in operation at the jobsite.To participate just outline the installation job (e.g. house service connection for gas, 10 m length, model applied GRUNDOMAT 65 P, pipe installed PVC DA 63 mm, etc.). Describe the soil conditions as precise as possible and post th...
09.08.2013 - As part of a renewal project for power cables in the Ravensteyn Street in the city of Koblenz, (Germany) new house connections were also installed. Due to their age as well as dampness the protection coat of the power cables had started to become brittle there, thus causing concern regarding the safety of these lines.
18.07.2013 - TT Asia Pacific was recently contacted by leading pipe renewal specialists, Interflow, to discuss the benefits of their GRUNDOBURST pipe rehabilitation systems for an exciting project they were commissioned to undertake on behalf of SA Water in the city of Adelaide. The scope of replacement works was extensive at over 6km. It would consist of numerous pulls with varying lengths using a specialist...
14.06.2013 - TT Technologies recently introduced a pipe rammer and bentonite system package for oil and gas pipeline installation projects. The pipeliner package features an 18-in. diameter Grundoram Goliath pneumatic pipe ramming system and a Grundomudd 500 bentonite mixing/delivery system.
13.06.2013 - When problems arise on an HDD project, operators need to act quickly to avoid a costly situation. Over the last years, several pipe ramming techniques have been developed to assist directional drill rigs in difficult situations. The techniques have been used to successfully remove stuck drill stems, assist directional drill rigs during difficult pullbacks, free immobilised product pipes and e...
12.04.2013 - Grundopit K is a new technique that uses steerable directional drilling and keyhole coring and suction excavation techniques in combination.Using this method it is possible to accuratley drill and install ducting and pipework from a 610mm diameter cored keyhole.
29.08.2012 - As is often the case with highly successful companies, TRACTO-TECHNIK started its success story in a small rented garage in the village of Lennestadt - Saalhausen, Germany. That garage is still standing today. It all began on 14 November 1962 when 5 employees started to build pulling devices. These devices wre designed to pull drill rods and sheet piles out of the ground. The main customer in thos...
31.07.2012 - TT TECHNOLOGIES Inc recently undertook the installation of a 3.73 m (147 in) diameter x 21.3 m (70 ft) long pipe ram under the direction of the grandson of the famous Gene Miller (referred to as ‘Miller the Driller'), Brandon Young. This was actually the third large diameter pipe ram that Miller The Driller has completed over the last 10 years or so.
17.04.2012 - That was the question asked of Michael Depau on a daily basis by one of the US liaison officers at the Kelly Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany. Michael was in charge of a cable installation project for several weeks. In 2009 Michael Depau became self-employed and remembered this question when searching for a suitable company name. The company TRENCH-PROJECT GmbH & Co. KG was born. Today TRENCH-PROJEC...
24.02.2012 - The tide gauge at Schleimünde is situated on the north side of the Schlei Estuary, approx 150 m along the coast side of the pilot island in the Baltic Sea. Energy supply and data transfer is carried out via 2 cables which run further from the gauge westwards towards a building on the south side of the pilot island. These cables no longer functioned and needed renewing. The contractor is the Water ...
20.10.2011 - TT Asia Pacific reports brisk trading at the recent no dig conference held in Brisbane from October 3 -, 2011 at the national exhibition and conference centre and would like to thank all customers existing and new for taking time to visit us upon our stand.
20.10.2011 - Due to rapid urban growth, especially in Asia, South America and Africa, more and more cities exceed the 5 million inhabitant mark. These so-called megacities spring up like mushrooms all over the world. Construction, maintenance and extension of the pipeline infrastructure for supply and drainage is some of the major challenges these megacities are facing. Particularly in these congested urban ar...
20.09.2011 - It was almost a year ago that the company Clemens Reuschenbach from Rossbach in Germany was involved with ground cabling measures for the connection service line from the villages Puderbach to Oberhonnefeld with two 20 kV cables and a glass-fibre cable. The reason for the measure was the deconstruction of the 20 KV open line from SÜWAG Frankfurt, to make the power supply more secure. Now the time ...
18.08.2011 - On August 18, 2011 TRACTO-TECHNIK (TT) has launched a new website for HDD bore accessories at the internet address www.directional-drilling-accessories.com. With this online catalogue the reowned manufacturer of innovative trenchless pipe installation systems gives a comprehensive and systematic overview of the accessories available for HDD systems.
28.07.2011 - A sewer was to be renewed directly at the rear of a building of the higher regional court in Hülchrather Street in Cologne/Germany. The city council sewage department want to test the pipe bursting method over two sections of 76 m and 66 m as an alternative to microtunnelling in the residential and shopping streets. The bursting method is a cost saving possibility to renew damaged sewers without t...
09.05.2011 - TT-UK were contacted by Nick Lewis of Oakland Partners, property developers, who are currently constructing a small development in Cromer Road, Finedon in Northants. The problem that Oakland Partners found themselves with was that they had to connect the new properties to the existing sewer line which is 4 metres deep under the existing highway. Also the second challenge to Oakland Partners was th...
31.01.2011 - Cities are the centre of life for many people. Today more people live in cities than in rural areas. Every 10th urbanite lives in a metropolis with more than 3 million inhabitants. The cities are growing by 3 % annually and so do the distribution networks because the water and power supply of the population has to be ensured.
28.01.2011 - Quality assurance is an important factor for Stadtwerke Klagenfurt AG in all areas. The company's waterworks, which provide water for Klagenfurt, the capital of the Austrian state of Carinthia, have to ensure a smooth and trouble-free water supply for more than 91,000 people. The main requirement for this is a pipeline network which works to everyone's satisfaction.
25.10.2010 - Chateau Margaux, situated 25 km to the north of Bordeaux has become famous for it's wine, which is among the best in the world. The vineyards covering 265 hectares even include both of the Margaux islands and Verte in the estuary of the river Gironde.