Drilling geotechnical borings from a barge in the Hudson River.
Glenn Duyvestyn, Principal Project Manager based in our West Houston office, has published an article called "Going Under Water: Engineering Challenges of Waterbody Crossings" in the magazine North American Oil and Gas Pipelines. In it, he addresses the "unique set of engineering challenges" that must be addressed to achieve a successful trenchless installation across a body of water.
Glenn writes, "Once the geotechnical risks and crossing specific constraints have been thoroughly identified, the most appropriate trenchless or non-trenchless construction method can be selected for the crossing. The design can then be tailored to the selected construction method with appropriate risk mitigation measures incorporated into site specific crossing details, designs, drawings and specifications."