Utilities Division

Meehan Drill also has a utilities division that can cater for conventional or trenched installation methods.

We have a range of modern plant and machinery to cater for pipe preparation, transportation, connection and testing. This allows us to offer a turn key service to the client and ensures low cost effective solutions.

Trenched installation of Utilities  

Meehan Drilling are fully equipped to install all communication, water, waste and energy services. We have a fleet of modern vehicles with highly skilled and certified operators. We can offer a turnkey service from excavation, product pipe installation, backfill and reinstatement. We can also provide a full traffic management package. Meehan Drilling can install pipes from 20mm up to 700mm

Electro fusion welding

Meehan Drilling offer the complete package when installing utilities along with the installation of the pipe we also offer an Electrofusion welding service. The electrofusion technique is mainly used for welding pipes made from PE (polyethylene), for the water and gas utilities although PP (polypropylene) and PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) pipes can also be electrofusion welded.

The electrofusion welding process involves the use of a fitting. This is basically an outer sleeve which the two pipe ends slide into. Electrofusion fittings are typically available in sizes from 16mm to 500mm. However, sizes up to 800mm are now available.

Butt Fusion Welding

Meehan Drilling offers the complete package when installing utilities - along with the installation of the pipe, we also offer a butt fusion welding service.

The butt fusion welding technique is used for welding pipes made from polyethylene (PE), for the water and gas industries, and from polypropylene (PP) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) for the chemical industries.

The pipes are mounted in the clamps of the butt fusion equipment and checked for initial alignment. The pipe ends are then planed to ensure that they are flat and square. The final alignment of the pipes is then checked.

Butt fusion welding of thermoplastic pipes can be carried out on a wide range of pipe sizes, typically between 63 and 1500mm outside diameter. Manual, automatic and semi-automatic butt fusion welding machines are available.

Geothermal Drilling

"Geothermal heating systems represent a savings to homeowners of 30 to 80% in the heating mode and 20 to 50% in the cooling mode, compared to conventional systems."

Geothermal Energy utilises the earth natural heat-to-heat and cool buildings. Meehan drilling has been involved with this new technology for some time now. We are at the forefront of pushing effective, well planned and high quality solutions forward.

Meehan Drilling undertakes all levels of geothermal projects from small domestic installation to large-scale industrial projects. With more than 30 years drilling experience throughout Ireland we have the essential knowledge to meet all the needs for drilling a successful geothermal borehole. The benefits of geothermal far outweigh those of conventional heating/cooling system -  not only does it offer huge savings, it also significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

We can also provide information on other renewable energy options such as Solar Panels, Solar Hot Water Systems, Biofuels -Wood Pellet, Wood Chip, Biodiesel and Bioethanol, Wood Pellet & Wood Chip Burners – Stoves and Boilers. Wind Energy – Large and Small Scale Wind Power Systems.

Government grants are currently available for installation of renewable energy systems. Please visit http://www.sei.ie for more information and to download and an application form.