When we are standing in the kitchen pouring a glass of water from the faucet, we usually don't realize what it takes to get clean, safe drinking water from the tap. At A.Hak we have known for more than fifty years what it takes to do this.
Safety and security of supply are the basic conditions for all our underground infrastructure projects. When it comes to drinking water, it is clear to everyone why we make such a point of it. But safety is also important for pipes for cooling water or other process water.
Since its foundation in 1963, A.Hak has been laying pipelines that transport water over longer distances. We do this in the Netherlands, but there is also water flowing through pipes that we have laid in the desert of Saudi Arabia.
As with the other pipelines and cables that we lay in the ground, we can also work with water pipelines with virtually any surface and any material. The fact that we can use our own equipment and use welders that we train and qualify ourselves is a major advantage. If we encounter roads, rivers or other obstacles in a pipeline route, we will cross them with the help of our specialists in the field of horizontal drilling.
We often carry out the construction and maintenance of the distribution pipelines that bring water to businesses and households in combination with electricity, heat or gas. In doing so, we reach into the meter cupboard and also take care of the communication with the end user.
Water, heat and sewage connections are not self-evident far away from built-up areas. Certainly not on a houseboat. If you do succeed, you will make the residents overjoyed.
Drilling instead of digging
It's quite a puzzle to get a water pipe into the ground between the flower bulb fields. The bulb fields may not be entered and salt water in the subsoil may absolutely not come to the surface. Nevertheless, the job was done according to plan. A credit to the entire team, including A.Hak’s own drilling specialists.
A.Hak has had experience in the design, construction and management of heat networks since 1980. From heat transport pipelines to the distribution networks that provide households and businesses with sustainable heating and hot water from residual heat.
Sustainably generated electricity is increasingly replacing energy from fossil sources. We are building the connections that bring electricity to its destination.
Work on home and business connections of electricity, heat, water or gas often causes nuisance in the neighborhood. In order to keep this to a minimum, we carry out this work in combination where possible.
A.Hak has constructed a substantial part of the Dutch gas infrastructure. We are now using this experience by constructing gas pipelines in different corners of the world, but also to lay heat pipelines and high-voltage cables in our own country.