Horizontal Directional Drilling Begins

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) began on Monday, February 21, near the OOI RSN shore station in Pacific City, Oregon. Two horizontal conduits are being drilled under the beach from an existing beach manhole to a water depth of approximately 60 feet offshore. The next major step is scheduled for July 2011 when the cable will be pulled ashore through the 5,000-foot-long conduits.