Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) facilitates the faster installation of underground utilities, eliminating the need for surface excavation. HDD reduces environmental damage and associated costs of underground working. We provide trench-less horizontal drilling for the installation of optic fiber cable networks, oil and gas pipelines and cable networks, among others. Our Company analyzes the feasibility and geo-technical report for installation through the HDD method.

Skipper Limited pioneered trench-less technology in India. Our clients include large reputed corporations like L&T, JUSCO, CESC, WBSEDCL, Reliance Infocom, BSNL, VSNL, Tata Tele services, Bharti Televentures and Hutch Telecom, among others. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we have accomplished successful projects in Delhi, Punjab, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal.

With HDD it is possible to install utilities such as optic fibre cables, HDPE ducts, power cables and steel pipelines (for sewage, waterlines or gas lines).


  • Under buildings, roads and other surface obstructions
  • Under active sites where surface operations preclude disruption or drilling equipment
  • To efficiently extract soil vapor
  • To treat contaminant plumes through soil venting
  • To identify the causes of decreased well performance
  • To place leak detection sensors beneath solid or hazardous waste landfills
  • To install gas collection systems at landfills or waste dumps
  • To stabilizing hillsides for mine waste dumps or other unstable granular soil masses
  • To install groundwater collection galleries in shallow aquifers for private or public water supply
  • To convey fluids between wells and treatment facilities



HDD specifications VERMEER 20X40 VERMEER 33X44 VERMEER 33X44
Pull Back 23,800 lbs (10,796 kg) 33,000 lbs (14,969 kg) 33,000 lbs (14,969) kg
Max Torque 4000 ft-lb (5415 Nm) 4400 ft-lb (5957 Nm) 4400 ft-lb (5957 Nm)
Mud Flow 38 gpm (144 lpm) 50 gpm (189 lpm) 50 gpm (189 lpm)
Stem Carrying Capacity 200 mtrs. 200 mtrs. 200 mtrs.
Length of Stem 10' (3.0 mtrs.) 10' (3.0 mtrs.) 15' (4.6 mtrs.)