Founded in 1991, CHD became the first Canadian HDD contractor when it designed and manufactured the very first HDD rig in Canada. Over the next three years two more rigs were designed and manufactured, entirely inhouse.
In 1997 CHD became the first HDD contractor to successfully drill the Peace River, which at the time was the longest completed crossing in Canadian history at 1660m. And later that same year came another first, the largest pipe installed by HDD in Canada at the time, a 36″ line under the Halfway River. Some of our more current Milestone Projects include the installation of a pipeline from the bottom of Pink Mountain to the top. With a total elevation gain of more than 400m, it is the greatest elevation change ever completed by HDD. Or more recently, we installed the largest plastic pipe ever attempted by HDD, a 36″ sewer line under the Red Deer River.
Never content with the techniques and technologies available, we are constantly progressing, always pioneering innovative and unique procedures. Techniques and procedures that are now commonplace, we pioneered, and the majority of the people that were key in the development and implementation of those techniques are still with us, still innovating.