CDS – Horizontal Directional Drilling Specialists

CDS is a Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) contracting company, who has specialised in the trenchless installation of pipework across New Zealand since 1992. CDS’s main focus is on stormwater, wastewater and water pipelines. We are known for successfully undertaking projects that are challenging and that require close collaboration with clients and design engineers to find innovative solutions.

Our reputation is built from our skilled teams that include experienced drill operators, mud technicians and engineers. CDS also owns specialist plant and machinery to support these teams that are capable of drilling pipework up to 1.2m in diameter and over a kilometre in length.

Safety and the environment is a priority to CDS, with robust systems, processes and ongoing training to ensure we deliver in these areas. CDS regularly work with and for Watercare, Auckland Council and other clients who have some of the strictest health and safety and environmental policies in the industry. CDS continues to strive to adhere and exceed the expectations of all our clients.

CDS was founded as a civil contracting firm by the Clough family in 1985. In 1992 we were one of the first companies to purchase a drilling rig in New Zealand, and since then have been at the forefront of the industry, investing in new equipment and drilling rigs, as well as utilising new technologies. CDS now has one of the largest directional drills in New Zealand, as well as the most advanced recycling and fluid pumping systems to support our drilling equipment.

We undertake work for Local Government as well as private clients, and have the capability to deliver a range of projects including:

If you have a project you’d like to talk to us about, contact us today and we can discuss your plans.