JAG Companies, Inc. is excited to share that ECI Drilling International, LLC has consolidated operations with Huxted Tunneling, LLC to form one trenchless solutions company—Huxted Trenchless, LLC.
With over 65 years of trenchless history, Huxted Trenchless capitalizes the strengths of our trenchless team to create a single trusted horizontal directional drilling and microtunneling construction partner.
Huxted Trenchless Services
Huxted specializes in the trenchless installation of pipe including jack and bores, guided auger bores, pilot tube microtunnels, and microtunnels.
Huxted Trenchless, formerly operated as ECI Drilling International, specializes in horizontal directional drilling for product pipe installation and offshore wind farm cable installation.
Our Trenchless Services at Work:
Stiles Vortex Outfall
For this microtunneling project, Huxted installed 250 ft of 84 inch RCP with an underwater machine recovery in the Mississippi river for a new waste water outfall. Ground conditions included sand and silt. The machine was launched from a 24 ft diameter shaft 60 feet deep.
Location: Memphis, TN
Date: Early Spring 2017
Owner: City of Memphis
U.S. 41 MICROTUNNEL/WEIRS PROJECT
This microtunneling project included the installation of 320 feet of 60 inch RCP in 2 drives and 884 feet of 84 inch RCP in 5 drives for new drainage lines under U.S. Highway 41. All tunnels were designed, constructed and completed with less than one diameter of cover between the top of the Highway and the top of the pipe. Soil consisted of fine grained sand with some silt.
Due to the alignment of the tunnel compared to the Highway, the machine was launched and recovered at a 53 degree angle to the face of the shaft wall. In addition, the MTBM recovery location was located immediately under high voltage transmission lines.
Location: Port Charlotte, Florida
Date: Spring/Summer of 2014
Owner: Charlotte County, Florida
84” UTILITY CONDUIT INSTALLATION
This microtunneling project involved a 580 foot Installation of 101.5 inch OD Reinforced Concrete Pipe in a 700 foot radius curve at a depth of over 50 feet by Microtunneling. Soil consisted of sandy silt with gravel. A VMT Guidance and Jack Control System were used to provide guidance and control of the curved alignment. Surveyed results were within ½ inch of design grade and line. Due to the location of this microtunneling project, security constraints required the tunnel to be constructed inside two separate buildings. One building housed the separation plant and the other housed the launching shaft and pipe storage.
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Winter of 2014/2015
Owner: U.S. D.O.D.
PARADISE POWER PLANT RAW WATER INTAKE
This microtunneling project included the installation of 345 feet of 36 inch steel pipe with an underwater recovery for a raw water intake at the new Paradise Combined Power Plant. Ground conditions consisted of Clay, silty clay with some sand. The MTBM was launched out of a 20 foot diameter caisson and recovered in the river with a barge mounted crane and divers.
Location: Drakesboro, KY
Date: Spring 2016
Owner: Tennessee Valley Authority
Piedmont Natural Gas Line 427
a. Drilling footage: Five (5) Crossings totaling up to 9,328 Ft
b. Formation: Sands, Silts, Clays and Weathered Rock
c. Product Pipe: 16-inch Steel pipe
Location: Rocky Mountain, North Carolina
Owner: Piedmont Natural Gas
EPIC Pipeline Spread # 4 Carrizo Springs
a. Drilling footage: 2 Drills —2800 ft
b. Formation: Shale/ Sandstone
c. Product Pipe: 24-inch X-70, .500 wall Steel Pipe
Location: Carrizo Springs TX. Dimmit County to Maverick County TX
Final Completion Date: 4-15-2019
HEEC 115KV XLPE Submarine Cable Project
a. Drilling footage: Two (2) Crossings 4300ft (One on Conley Terminal and one on Deer Island)
b. Formation: Jettable Materials & 15,000 PSI Rock Shore Approach
c. Product Pipe: 24” HDPE
Location: Boston, MA
Owner: Eversource Energy Service
Final Completion Date: 3-2-2019
Line D Van Zandt to Opelika TX
a. Drilling footage: Four (4) Crossings 8,514 ft
b. Formation: Jettable silts,sands and clays
c. Product Pipe: 20 inch steel
Location: Van Zandt to Opelika TX
Owner: Atmos Energy
Final Completion Date: 06-2018
Block Island Cable Project
50 feet beneath the state beach in Rhode Island, crews drilled a 2,250 foot tunnel for the conduit that carries power from the 30 MW wind farm to a National Grid switching station in Narragansett, R.I. The installation of undersea and underground cable and related infrastructure supports the first US offshore wind farm, transferring power from a five-turbine offshore wind farm to Block Island and to the mainland power grid.
Location: Block Island, Rhode Island
Final Completion Date: 5-6-2016
KAW Water Treatment Plant – Phase I
Three (3) drills totaling 4,617 linear feet (2,405 – 1,497 – 715) in a jettable and soft shale formation and install one (1) 36-inch PVC pipe per location.
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Final Completion Date: 7-8-2014
Owner: Garney Companies, Inc.
NSTAR/ Comcast Hybrid Cable
Two drills totaling 6,000 linear feet (2,800 & 3,200) in a jettable and cobble formation and install one (1) 12-inch HDPE pipe per location.
Location: Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
Final Completion Date: 2-10-2014
Owner: Caldwell Marine International, Inc.
Dam Neck Shore Landing Project
One (1) drill totaling 6,040 linear feet in a jettable formation of sands and silts and leave in place one (1) 5-inch O.D. x 3.75-inch I.D. pipe.
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Final Completion Date: 9-19-2012
Owner: Sound & Sea Technology, Inc.
Safety is Our #1 Priority
We are committed to achieving an accident free workplace during evry phase of our microtunneling construction. Proactive involvement, personal responsibility, personal accountability, and continuous individual improvement are expected of all employees, subcontractors, vendors and clients. Safety is of utmost importance in the planning of all microtunneling services, and every one of our employees embrace his/her role in successfully implementing our Safety Program.