Guided by our clients’ success, The Crossing Company has emerged among Canada’s most proficient suppliers of horizontal directional drilling services for the pipeline, construction and utility sector.



For over 20 years, The Crossing Company has provided advanced horizontal directional drilling (HDD) solutions to industrial, municipal construction and utility clients across western Canada and around the world. Our crews operate out of three offices: Nisku (serving Central Alberta), Grande Prairie (Northern Alberta), and Taber (Southern Alberta).

We have gained a reputation for delivering results in the most challenging situations. While our HDD services allow our clients to take the most direct route between Point A and Point B, we do not cut any corners when it comes to operational safety. You can count on the Crossing Company to meet the highest OH&S standards in the industry – to protect your people and your assets.

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1807 – 8th Street
Nisku, AB, Canada T9E 7S8
MAIN 780 955 5051

13-713068 RR65, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada T8W 5E7
MAIN 780 402 6530

Box 4675, Taber, Alberta, Canada T1G 2E1
MAIN 403 223 1666

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Whether you require our horizontal directional drilling services in a busy urban centre or a remote corner of the Canadian wilderness, The Crossing Company is up to the task. We have the resources to take on projects of all scopes and sizes. It could involve a single rig or require multiple units and crews to work simultaneously, around the clock at multiple crossing points. Our crews provide all completion services – from the drilling of the initial pilot hole to pulling product line and casing. In addition to drilling services, we are able to provide strategic consultation in the planning stages to ensure the safest and most efficient solution to your crossing needs.

  • Installations ranging in diameter from 51 mm to 1,524 mm (2 in to 60 in).
  • Drilling lengths from 300 m up to 3,000 m (984 ft to 9,843 ft) in length.
  • A fleet comprised of nearly 30 heavy and light rigs.

Light HDD Rigs | Light HDD rigs provide an economical trenchless solution over shorter distances. They require a smaller drill pad, so you can set up in confined spaces.

Heavy HDD Rigs | Heavy HDD Rigs can install product lines spanning distances up to 3 km (1.86 miles). Need to safely cross a highway and a water body in one shot? We can do that.


The Crossing Company is part of the Crossing Group which offers a range of trenchless services. Visit our services page for detailed descriptions of our HDD methodologies.

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Tunnel Boring and Pipe Jacking Systems are used to hydraulically install underground pipelines up to 4.2 m (168 in) in OD range within strict alignment and grade tolerances. The likelihood of settling or sloughing is very low. Wheel machines are equipped with various cutter heads and sand shelves. A closed-face attachment is available for boring in unstable ground conditions. This versatile system can be easily adapted to work with any jacking pipe, in any pipe joint length. It can accommodate a wide range of pipe diameters.

Tunnel Boring Machines are used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata. They can bore through hard rock, sand, and almost anything in between. Tunnel diameters can range from 1 m and exceed 15 m (3 ft to 49 ft).

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A boring technique commonly used for installing oil & gas pipelines ranging from 51 mm to 1067 mm (2 in to 42 in) in diameter without leaving casing in the ground. Product pipe is welded to steel casings and either pushed or pulled through the ground in sections. The casing is cut off and removed, leaving just the product pipe. Maximum installation length is 150 m (492 ft).

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A pneumatic hammer is attached to the inside edge of the casing. The front of the DTH breaks cobles, boulders and even solid rock into small pebbles or dust. The spoil makes its way through the hammer and into the casing, where it is removed by airway augers.

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A Guided Boring Machine (GBM) is used to install 305 mm to 3.6 m diameter pipe (12 in to 144 in) with grade and alignment precision. It is commonly used for installations 50 m to 150 m in length (164 ft to 492 ft) or when line and grade accuracy is critical in displaceable soil. Our GBM is extremely versatile and our customers continually approach us with new applications.

The pipe installation involves a two-step process where launch and reception shafts are strategically located to minimize surface disruption. A pilot tube with a theodolite guidance system is then pushed through the ground at the precise grade and alignment specified in the design into the reception shaft. A reaming head is welded to the pilot tube and the casing and the pilot tube is used as a guide to install casing. The GBM can be used in conjunction with auger boring or pipe ramming methodologies.

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Pipe Ramming is used in a wide variety of soil types including gravel, cobble or sand. A pneumatic hammer is attached to the back of the casing pipe and driven through the material at any angle: from horizontal to vertical. The material is cleaned out of the pipe using an auger boring machine. Pipe Ramming methods are used for pipe diameters of 305 mm to 3.6 m (12 in to 144 in).

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