At 3:23pm, March 9, 2018, with the second pipeline coming out of the daylighting point, Huayuan Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd. (Huayuan)successfully completed the whole Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) works of the two parallel 5.2km offshore aviation fuel pipelines for Hong Kong International Airport. Previously, on December 27th 2017, the first HDD aviation fuel pipeline had already been successfully installed by the company. Within an interval of only 72 days between the two pipelines’ successful completion, Huayuan company, for two times, made the achievements of new world records by completionof the longest HDD pipelines installation, which provided a good starting point for the third Runway System Project of Hong Kong International Airport
The management team of the Hong Kong Airport Authority, Consultant Engineers employed by the Client, Project Manager Representative of third Runway System Project, Atkins Consultants and Huayuan Design Consultant signated by Black & Veatch, along with Huayuan staffs and Huayuan President Mr. SHI Zhanhua, together witnessed the historic moment of this world record making. The anti-corrosion coating of the pipeline after being installed through the more than 5km length of rock borehole, was inspected totally intactand integrated, estimated on the extra two pipes coming out of the daylighting point. The Management and Engineering team of the Client spoke highly of the nearly perfect performance of Huayuan company when carrying out this world-class HDD project.