On Monday 15th October, I.CO.P. has successfully completed the Adda river crossing in Vaprio D’Adda with the DIRECT PIPE technique. An AVN1200T drilling machine with a HKPT pipe thruster 750ton was able to go through 410m of inhomogeneous and hard ground conditions below River Adda. Sand, gravel, cobbles, boulders and conglomerate were drilled without interruption by I.CO.P.’s team from the beginning to the end. Installed casing pipe is a 56’’ steel pipe planned within the Snam project related to Vaprio D’Adda pipeline expansion.