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Dunstans completes HDD on the Australian coast

In 2015, Australian horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractor Dunstans Construction Group successfully managed the Anglesea WRP Outfall Replacement – a trenchless project to install a 700 m long pipeline on the Surf Coast, 120 km southwest of Melbourne, Victoria. Using a 250 t Herrenknecht HDD rig, it constructed a sea outfall as well as installing the pipeline from the project site to the local water treatment plant.

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Shieldhall Tunnel TBM reaches halfway

The tunnel boring machine (TBM) is constructing Scotland’s largest ever wastewater tunnel and has reached the halfway stage of the project.

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BARTHAUER plans showcase in Berlin

February 14, 2017 , , 0

BARTHAUER will showcase its focus on the state of sewer management system technology at two events in Berlin.

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Brandenburger overcomes obstacles on relining project

Brandenburger and AKWA have celebrated the completion of a technically and logistically challenging relining project in Poland’s second largest city. The €400,000 (US$420,000) project featured obstacles such as confined space, harsh weather conditions and equipment failure, which made eventual success all the better.

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Hawaii completes its largest wastewater tunnelling project

In June 2016 boring was completed on Hawaii’s largest ever wastewater tunnelling project, which has been designed to increase storage capacity of the region’s wastewater system and reduce the likelihood of overflow. The project also marks the first time in Hawaii’s history that a tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to excavate a wastewater tunnel.

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Construtora Passarelli wins ISTT Award for new installation in Rio

Construtora Passarelli was recognised with the Project Award (New Installation) for installing a pressurised sewer collection pipeline to link the existing sewer systems on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The project work was completed in time for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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Collaboration brings conference to Cairo

December 6, 2016 , , 0

The Pipeline-Pipe-Sewer Technology Conference (PPST) will explore the latest technology, safety, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the industry when it is hosted in Cairo, Egypt on 17-19 September 2017.

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Lovsuns TBM breaks through in Instanbul

November 23, 2016 , , 0

Last month Lovsuns Tunneling Canada and Turkish construction company Eferay Yapi Ticaret A.S. celebrated the breakthrough of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) for a wastewater tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Aqualiner lodges patent application for lining product

Aqualiner has applied for a patent for technology it has developed to improve its equipment in water pipes, and also has potential use in pipe renewal, gas distribution and rising sewer mains.

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Representatives from $3.7 b project present at Qatar water event

Five representatives involved in the design and supervision of the Ashghal Local Roads, Drainage and Stormwater Program (LRDP) will present at Future Drainage and Stormwater Networks Qatar (FDQ) on 5-6 December.

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Minger installs sewers under busy city

Minger Construction has utilised two Akkerman guided boring machines (GBM) to complete the installation of 550 m of sanitary sewers underneath downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Bidding on the run

The City of Atlanta is completing a US$300 million tunnel installation and water system revitalisation program using the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) delivery method, which see the continuous release of bidding components as designs are developed.

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Singapore’s wastewater future

Singapore Public Utilities Board’s (PUB) Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) is a two-stage
US$7.3 billion project designed to meet the country’s needs for used water collection, treatment, reclamation and disposal.

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Dubai Water Conference supports city’s drainage plan

Future Drainage and Stormwater Networks Dubai will address the strategies for the development of a resilient drainage and stormwater network in Dubai, UAE, from 26–27 October 2016.

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Wasser Berlin International to debut Innovation Plaza

September 14, 2016 , , , , , 0

In 2017 Germany’s biggest water industry trade event, Wasser Berlin International, will be hosting an Innovation Plaza for new industry products and services.

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Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel drone fly-over

Scottish Water has released a drone fly-over video of the entrance of the Shieldhall Strategic Tunnel, which is scheduled to commence construction in the coming weeks.

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EIB backs the Thames Tideway Tunnel

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a £700 million loan for the Thames Tideway ‘Super Sewer’, the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry.

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Nicholson Begins Work on Dugway Storage Tunnel

Nicholson Construction Company will begin work on the Dugway Storage Tunnel as a part of the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s overall program to improve the control of combined sewer overflows in the Greater Cleveland service area.

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TBM makes maintenance stop in Mexico City

A Robbins Crossover tunnel boring machine (TBM) is undergoing planned maintenance in Mexico City ahead of commencing its final 3.2 km drive.

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Pre-qualification exercises open for major Singapore sewerage contract

Singapore’s national water agency PUB has opened two pre-qualification exercises for key components of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2.

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Aegion wins US$6.8 m municipal rehab contract

The City of West Palm Beach (Florida, US) contract covers the rehabilitation of 6,000 feet of a 48-inch diameter force main sewer pipeline.

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Major rehab project planned for Alberta, Canada

Tender applications have recently closed for a program of water and sewer main rehabilitation works in Alberta, Canada.

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Pure Technologies releases new robotic crawler

The third generation robotic crawler from Pure Technologies is capable of navigating up to 2.9 km through turbid wastewater without interruption.

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Mott MacDonald wins Super Sewer design contract

The global engineering firm has been selected to design the eastern section of the Tideway Tunnel, as part of a JV with Costain, VINCI Construction Grands Projects and Bachy Soletanche.

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EPA calls for US$271 billion investment in wastewater

A survey released by the US Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that at least US$271 billion is required to maintain and improve nationwide wastewater infrastructure.

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