Shapinsay project completion

Shapinsay project completion

Stockton Drilling are delighted to have completed a 2km drill between the islands of Orkney and Shapinsay in Scotland

The purpose of the project was to install a pipe under the seabed to bring water to the small island of Shapinsay in Orkney, which means the community there will be supplied from a reservoir on the Orkney mainland.

To enable this SDL installed a 180 mm diameter HPPE conduit pipe from mainland Orkney to Shapinsay Island using SDL’s 250 tonne HDD rig to complete the 2km drill. The pipeline is one of the longest in the country used for a water supply.

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