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Yorkshire Water trials innovative CIPP technology

Wed, 4 March 2015 UK utility Yorkshire Water has undertaken the country’s first trials of an innovative cured-in-place pipe technology for lining sewer pipes, with a wider network roll-out in the works.

Preferred contractors named for £4.2 billion ‘Super Sewer’

Mon, 2 March 2015 Thames Tideway has announced the preferred tenderers to build the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel, otherwise known as the ‘Super Sewer’.

Offshore wind farm opts for onshore HDD

Thu, 26 February 2015 A 10 km underground cable will connect an offshore wind farm extension to the Welsh mainland and will be installed using horizontal directional drilling.

Trenchless tender announced for Canadian bio-gas pipeline

Tue, 24 February 2015 The Government of Alberta has released a tender encouraging bids for the construction of a 120 m underground synthesis gas pipeline using trenchless techniques.

Indian sewer contract to help clean the Ganges River

Fri, 20 February 2015 A design and build contract for over 227 km of underground sewage network has been released for a city in West Bengal, India, with funding stemming from the World Bank as part of a $US1 billion fund to clean the Ganges River.

Cape Town invests in CCTV robot crawlers

Wed, 18 February 2015 South Africa’s second largest city has purchased four CCTV pipeline inspection systems and will soon deploy the robotic devices throughout its water and sanitation network.

US Senators push to dismantle stalled TBM

Mon, 16 February 2015 State Senators in Washington are hoping to dismantle the broken-down tunnel boring machine ‘Bertha’ after more than a year of delays for the $US3.1 billion tunnelling project beneath downtown Seattle.

Microtunnelling a breath of fresh air in Dubai

Thu, 12 February 2015 A Dubai utility recently utilised microtunnelling beneath a busy road to connect an advanced air conditioning system to the prestigious Emirates Towers skyscrapers.

$US50 million for Western US drought response

Tue, 10 February 2015 Up to $US50 million in funds has been made available for drought relief projects and water infrastructure initiatives throughout the Western United States.

Home of Mount Everest commences $US107 million tunnelling project

Fri, 6 February 2015 Nepal’s first mechanised tunnelling project has recently gotten underway, with a Chinese firm set to bore a 12 km tunnel to provide irrigation and hydropower to two key agricultural regions.

Golf course CIPP project well above par

Wed, 4 February 2015 SAK Construction is nearing completion of a $US2.9 million contract to install 1.5 km of 1.2 m cured-in-place pipe in sanitary sewer lines beneath the 1757 Golf Club in Virginia, US.

Thames Water alliances sign £4 billion of contracts

Mon, 2 February 2015 Two major alliances partnered with Thames Water have signed the largest contracts in the UK’s water industry, with up to £4 billion worth of work and services to be delivered.

$US850 million Algonquin pipeline to utilise HDD

Thu, 29 January 2015 The US government has released a final environmental impact statement for the $US850 million Algonquin Incremental Market project – an interstate pipeline partially installed using horizontal directional drilling.

Hundreds of billions in the pipeline for US water infrastructure

Tue, 27 January 2015 With more than $US600 billion needed to improve the country’s water infrastructure, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has launched a Finance Centre to assist with sorely needed system improvements and upgrades nationwide.

Contract awarded for Miami-Dade utilities

Thu, 22 January 2015 The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department has awarded a five-year contract to provide a range of consulting services relating to capacity management, operation and maintenance programs.

Major manhole rehabilitation project completed using trenchless

Tue, 20 January 2015 A major manhole rehabilitation project, believed to be one of the largest of its type in the UK, was recently completed in Colchester, Essex.

No-Dig Istanbul call for papers closing soon

Tue, 20 January 2015 The ISTT's 33rd International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition is calling for papers – make sure you submit yours before 1 April!

£5 million UK sewer rehabilitation project gets CIP lining boost

Thu, 15 January 2015 Funding has been allocated to improve Cheltenham’s sewer network capacity and prevent future flooding, with an additional £750,000 earmarked to rehabilitate defective lengths of the sewer via the trenchless technique, cured-in-place lining.

Tunnel boring world record quenches Vegas thirst

Tue, 13 January 2015 A three-year tunnel boring operation under the bright lights of Las Vegas has managed to withstand pressurised conditions to finish off in record-breaking style.

HammerHead bites into the UK

Wed, 7 January 2015 Contractors and utility professionals in the UK will now be able to access the full range of trenchless equipment with the appointment of a new UK distributor.

Wessex Water invests £2 billion in water and wastewater

Wed, 7 January 2015 The UK’s Wessex Water is investing more than £2 billion to maintain and improve services for customers.

BIG opportunity for trenchless graduates

Tue, 6 January 2015 If your office has Belgian or Dutch graduates, trainees, PhD students or researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the use of underground pipes as a transport medium, you should inform them of the BIG Award 2015!

Hong Kong DSD signs $5.15 million sewerage consultancy agreement

Tue, 6 January 2015 The Hong Kong Drainage Services Department has signed a $5.15 million consultancy agreement to undertake the investigation, design and construction supervision for sewerage works at Lei Yue Mun Village.

Sagging pipes get a Californian makeover

Tue, 6 January 2015 Sewer pipes in Calavo Gardens and Rancho San Diego, California, US, in need of repair will be replaced in sections starting from January 2015.

Thames Water forms new infrastructure alliance

Mon, 5 January 2015 Two joint ventures will partner with Thames Water in a new alliance that will deliver up to £1 billion worth of asset management services over the next five years.

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