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Mar 29, 2017

The Robbins Company

Desiree Willis

Single Shield TBM to repair World's Longest Tunnel

Specialized TBM will work below the Hudson River on the Delaware Aqueduct

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Mar 27, 2017

PE100+ Association

Kevin Noels

PE100+ Association launches online assistant for trenchless pressure pipe installation

An online guide that will help civil engineers identify the most suitable trenchless methods for installing ‘PE100’ high density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure pipe has been launched by the PE100+ Association. The association, whose aim is to promote a consistent and high level quality in production and use of polyethylene for PE100 pipes, is made up of HDPE producers from around the world.

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Mar 24, 2017

Steve Vick International Ltd

Steve Vick International supplies automatic pipe cutting machines to Sri Lanka

Steve Vick International (SVI) has supplied two N450 Keel Cutters to Megatech (Pvt) Ltd, their agent in Sri Lanka, for use by the island’s Water Resource Board. The machines are designed to automatically cut steel, cast iron, ductile iron, plastic and other types of pipes.

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Mar 20, 2017

Thames Water Utilities Limited

Can we fix it? Yes we scan

During the wetter months of the year infiltration of ground water into Thames Water’s sewers can cause big problems. As the level of ground water rises, it can seep into pipes through defective joints and cracks.

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Mar 13, 2017

InfraSteel

Cullom Walker

A Culvert Rehabilitation System Could Have Prevented Sinkhole in Lynden, Washington that Swallows Street after Record Rains

An InfraSteel culvert rehabilitation system could have prevented sinkhole in Lynden, Washington that swallows street after record rains. Sinkholes associated with road collapses are not acts of nature, but instead the result of failed dilapidated culverts.

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Mar 10, 2017

Brandenburger Liner GmbH & Co. KG

IRO Oldenburg

The traditional pipeline forum, the IRO for short, took place on 9–10/2/2017 at the Fachhochschule für Bauwesen (Technical College for Civil Engineering) in Oldenburg, Germany.

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Mar 06, 2017

Ditch Witch

The Ditch Witch® Organization Unveils Next-Generation Horizontal Directional Drill and Training at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

The Ditch Witch® organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, will unveil a next-generation directional drill, new heavy-duty trencher and advanced training technology at the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG event in Las Vegas (Booth C31927). This lineup of equipment and technology is designed to help underground construction workers be more productive on the job while reducing costs and improving profitability.

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Mar 02, 2017

Vermeer Corporation

Vermeer Introduces Silver Series™ Drill Rod

Vermeer has bolstered its industry-leading line of HDD tooling and accessories with the addition of the Silver Series drill rod. Building on the tradition of the acclaimed Firestick® drill rod, Silver Series drill rod gives contractors a quality aftermarket drill rod at an economic price.

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Feb 24, 2017

Trenchless Technology Center / Louisiana Tech University

Ph.D., P.E., Dist. M. ASCE, PWAM Tom Iseley

The 2nd annual TTC Auger Boring School was held on February 13-17, 2017

The Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) is an industry/university/government cooperative research center. It has been providing global leadership as a center of excellence for over 27 years to advance the science and art related to underground infrastructure pipeline networks.

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Feb 22, 2017

MC-Bauchemie Müller GmbH & Co. KG

Saki M. Moysidis

Nicolaus Müller appointed Managing Director of MC-Bauchemie

Third generation of owner family assumes role at head of internationally active company

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Feb 20, 2017

Envirosight

Jake Wells

Perform Rapid, Automated Manhole Inspection with Envirosight’s New CleverScan

CleverScan, a new manhole scanner from Envirosight, performs a comprehensive, fully automated assessment of manhole condition in just 2-3 minutes.

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Feb 17, 2017

United Utilities Group PLC

Investment in water services set to continue

Households in the North West will see hundreds of millions of pounds poured into improving their water services over the next 12 months.

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Feb 15, 2017

HOBAS Pipes International GmbH

Hobas GRP Cooling Water Pipeline for voestalpine Steel Plant

For the voestalpine AG in Donawitz, a more than 100 m long HOBAS GRP Pressure Pipeline De 1720 has been installed by means of curved jacking. Despite challenging circumstances, the installation has been successfully completed within 2 months only.

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Feb 13, 2017

Advanced Drainage Systems. Inc.

Tori Durliat

New Large Diameter High-Performance Pipe Introduced by Advanced Drainage Systems

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS), a leading global manufacturer of water management solutions, today announced its latest breakthrough in storm water pipe technology, HPXR™ 75 . This new technology provides heightened levels of stiffness, is available in a range of sizes, and yields significant cost benefits for customers compared to alternative products.

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Feb 10, 2017

HOASB Pipes International GmbH

Born To Perform: HOBAS Launches New Generation of GRP Pipes

When the going gets tough, HOBAS Pipes get going: With a brand-new product line, featuring a particularly durable inner protective layer, HOBAS now provides a top-notch solution for challenging projects that require a product beyond the ordinary. And that’s not all: The standard centrifugally cast HOBAS GRP Gravity Pipe has also been further improved to suit a broad variety of applications even better than before.

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Feb 08, 2017

Benjamin Media Inc.

2017 Microtunneling Achievement Award Winners Announced

In an effort to recognize the individuals and companies that have worked toward successfully completing complicated projects and advancing the microtunneling industry, the Microtunneling Achievement Awards were created in 2002. The awards were established by Microtunneling Short Course organizers Tim Coss, Microtunneling Inc., Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Engineering, and Trenchless Technology magazine/Benjamin Media.

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Feb 06, 2017

British Water

British Water partners Highways England to tackle drainage

Innovation Exchange will identify latest advances in drainage / Experts from water sector and highways to meet in Birmingham / Prefabricated systems, pipes and water quality up for discussion

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Feb 03, 2017

The Robbins Company

Desiree Willis

Robbins Double Shield digs the Andes

Rock Machine surmounts challenges on High-Cover Los Condores HEPP

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Feb 01, 2017

Herrenknecht AG

Achim Kühn

Exemplary pipeline crossing in a single step

In the fall of 2016, drilling contractor PPI Chrobok S.A. installed two new gas pipelines in Poland. The alignment runs along existing gas lines and through geologically challenging terrain. With the laying of the 700 and 464-meter-long pipelines, Herrenknecht's Direct Pipe technology was used in Poland for the first time.

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Jan 30, 2017

PIPELIFE INTERNATIONAL GmbH

South Africa and China - Plastic Pipe Conference announced

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has announced dates and venue for its two spin-off conferences and exhibitions in South Africa and China for this year. The first event in South Africa will be held on 4 -5 September 2017 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The second will be hosted in Hangzhou, China on 26-27 October 2017.

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Jan 27, 2017

C J Kelly Associates

Osscad and CJ Kelly bring liner curing monitoring to the UK market

Germany-based OSSCAD GmbH & Co. KG specialises in the design, development, support and technical consulting for optical sensor technologies. The company places a special emphasis on the ongoing development and promotion of its products in the area of CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) rehabilitation and monitoring of buried energy cables. In 2017 OSSCAD will celebrate its 10th anniversary.

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Jan 25, 2017

TRIC Tools, Inc.

Micheal Lien

Pipe Bursting Manufacturer TRIC Tools Announces New Hydraulic Pump Model

Trenchless Pipe Bursting Manufacturer unveils its New Hydraulic Pump Model for 2017. More Pump Options will be released in the spring of 2017.

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Jan 23, 2017

Benjamin Media Inc.

24th Annual Microtunneling Short Course Organizers Pays it Forward to U.S. Veterans

A cause near and dear to the hearts of the 24th Annual Microtunneling Short Course organizers is helping the men and women who have served in the United States military successfully return to civilian life. To help with this effort, course organizers have teamed up with the Office of Veterans Services at the University of Colorado Boulder to offer a scholarship program for veterans at the annual Microtunneling Short Course.

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Jan 20, 2017

British Water

Lila Thompson

Chris Loughlin appointed chairman of British Water

Chris Loughlin, chief executive of the Pennon Group Plc, owner of South West Water and Viridor, has taken up the position of chairman of British Water. Mr Loughlin joined the board of the trade association as a non-executive director in May 2016.

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Jan 18, 2017

Siemens AG

Sebastian Webel

Do-it-all Drones

Siemens is developing systematic inspection systems that use drones and 3D image analysis to monitor pipelines, large industrial facilities, and pylons in high-voltage electrical distribution systems.

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