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Microtunnelling machine begins 25km Abu Dhabi journey

“... excited about working with MACE, one of the leading contractors in Abu Dhabi....”
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Trenchless Technology supporting high quality and sustainable wastewater services.

Abu Dhabi : Joseph Gallagher International are proud to announce the launch of its ISEKI Microtunnelling machine on its largest trenchless project in Abu Dhabi to date.

Working with Mechanical and Civil Engineering Contractors Company (MACE) L.L.C, the project involves Microtunnelling over 25km of pipe for the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC).

The ADSSC aims to provide high quality, sustainable, safe and cost-effective wastewater services to its customers throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including collection, treatment and disposal of end products. The new pipeline will service the local residents in two different parts of Abu Dhabi; Baniyas and Shahama, serving the local areas and communities. Abu Dhabi has committed to re-cycling 100% of its municipal waste water by 2019 for agricultural, forestry and golf course irrigation and the pipeline is part of longer-term plans to support population and infrastructure growth in the region. The specialist microtunnelling machine systems and support equipment will install pipes varying in size from 400DN to 2000DN and at depths from five to 30 metres from the surface as part of this two year contract.


“We at Joseph Gallagher are hugely excited about working with MACE, one of the leading contractors in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The two-year project will use ISEKI and Herrenknecht equipment from the Joseph Gallagher microtunnelling fleet.” Steve Harvey | Group Managing Director

About Joseph Gallagher International

Joseph Gallagher International has been operating for more than seven years, with microtunnelling machine projects across Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman. We are leading the way in trenchless technology, carrying out all forms of non-disruptive no dig construction techniques.

About Joseph Gallagher Ltd

Founded in 1982, Joseph Gallagher Ltd is a family owned business that delivers expertise and innovation, putting client satisfaction at the core of the business. Built on a personal reputation for honesty and drive, today Joseph Gallagher Ltd is the largest tunnelling subcontractor in the UK.

About ISEKI Microtunnelling 

The ISEKI Microtunnelling machine leads the way in trenchless technology, designing and manufacturing some of the most innovative equipment in the industry. A division of Specialist Plant Limited, part of the Joseph Gallagher group of companies they offer a complete range of microtunnelling equipment for sale or hire.

About the Joseph Gallagher Group

The Joseph Gallagher Group consists of several businesses that complement the core activities of tunnelling and civil engineering. The companies, combined with our exceptional engineering personnel and focus on “The Right Solution” give us the ability to deal with most technical issues that arise on a project using in-house capability, whilst being able to meet and exceed expectations for delivery and value.

About MACE

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Contractors Company (MACE) L.L.C. is based in the United Arab Emirates with its headquarters located in the city of Abu Dhabi. MACE provides a vast range of services to Municipalities and Oil and Gas Companies encompassing all aspects of Oil and Gas Industry, Infrastructure, Construction, Storm Water, Waste Water and Water Supply Networks, Operation and Maintenance, Scada, MEICA etc.