November 2011 – Carson & Roberts completed two mid sized Horizontal Directional Drills in swift fashion this fall. Contracted by Pioneer Pipe Contractors/ New Jersey American Water and J. Fletcher Creamer and Sons/PSEG on projects with similar brief completion requirements Carson&Roberts DD140 drill crew was up for the challenge. 1400 lf of pipe was pulled in November on these two separate jobs. Not that big of a deal if not for the mobilization, set up, pipe fusion, breakdown and clean up that were also performed.

Project One consisted of Installation in MIddletown Water Main: This job was significant because Ferguson Pipe’s Bill Coon jumped through hoops to get the specified HDPE pipe on site on short notice allowing Carson&Roberts to start and complete the project in 10 working days. The swift completion of this project limited Pioneer Pipe Contractor’s support exposure keeping their project costs down.

Installation Details and Project Summary Project One:

Owner: New Jersey American Water, Holmdel, NJ
Project: Middletown Water Transmission Main
Location: Middletown Township, Monmouth County, NJ
Pipeline Contractor: Pioneer Pipe Contractors, Sewell, NJ
HDD Contractor: Carson & Roberts, Lafayette, NJ
Steering Contractor: Horizontal Technologies, Houston, TX
Pipe Supplier: Ferguson Pipe
Pipe Length/Size: 550 lf of 28″ HDPE
Installation: Horizontal Directional Drill

Carson Corporation Contact:

Bob Carson, (201) 230-4686, bcarson@carsonroberts.com

In order to move through this drill quickly and get onto the next project, Carson&Roberts DD140 drill crew used a 9 7/8″ jetting assembly and two separate ream passes of 24″ and 38″ to prepare the hole. Additionally Carson&Roberts fused the 28″ HDPE pipe with its McElroy Trackstar 900 controlling the fusion process and keeping contract costs down thus allowing for the swift completion of this project.

For a map of this project please refer to New Jersey American Water’s Website link

Project two presented a myriad of obstacles that were also no match for Carson&Roberts DD140 drill crew. 850LF of 1900 era gas line was replaced with 12 inch steel pipe. The drill rig was set up in Riverside and exited in the heavy residential area of Buttonwood St in Delanco, NJ. This project was significant because Carson&Roberts steered by 2 water mains, 2 gas mains, numerous residential laterals while dodging a low overhead electric line and installing 850 lf of 12 in steel gas pipe 25 feet under the Rancocas Creek in 8 days.

Installation Details and Project Summary Project Two:

Owner: PSEG, Newark, NJ
Project: Rancocas Creek Gas Main
Location: Riverside/Delanco, NJ
Pipeline Contractor: J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons, Hackensack, NJ
HDD Contractor: Carson & Roberts, Lafayette NJ
Steering Contractor: Horizontal Technologies, Houston, Tx
Pipe Supplier: Furnished by J Fletcher Creamer & Sons
Pipe Length/Size: 850 LF 12″ steel
Installation: Horizontal Directional Drill

Carson Corporation Contact:

Bob Carson, (201) 230-4686,
bcarson@carsonroberts.com

The drill crew moved efficiently by drilling a 9″ pilot hole and opened a 18 inch hole with a TNT Carbide Reamer and mud motor supplied by JT Miller, INC. of Conroe TX. Once again Carson&Roberts equipment and experience gave their clients, J. Fletcher Creamer and PSEG a solid, efficient result allowing both the owner and their contractor to eliminate the exposure of a long or overdue project and exclude the problems it can create.

For a press release on this project please refer to PSEGs website link

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