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Jan 24, 2020

News

The Robbins Company

Desiree Willis

Robbins unveils Largest Hard Rock TBM in the U.S. at Mill Creek

In December 2019, the City of Dallas, Texas, USA unveiled the largest hard rock TBM ever to bore in the U.S. The 11.6 m (38.1 ft) diameter Robbins Main Beam TBM will excavate the 8 km (5 mi) Mill Creek Drainage Relief tunnel, and its size is not its only distinction. The adaptable machine will change size partway through the bore, to a more compact 9.9 m (32.5 ft).

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Jan 23, 2020

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Herrenknecht AG

Achim Kühn

Suse, Sibylle, Wanda and Käthchen From Baden Set a Fast Pace in Swabia

In five years, four innovative tunnel boring machines from Schwanau in Baden have effortlessly and unerringly built almost 50 kilometers of new tunnels for the Stuttgart–Ulm rail project. Under the professional direction of the contractors, three major key structures of the epoch-making project were built in difficult Swabian ground conditions. The final act in this mission was completed at the Albvorland Tunnel in late October this year by the TBM called WANDA (EPB Shield, diameter 10,820mm).

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Jan 22, 2020

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Sensus

Kim Genardo

Grand Rapids, Michigan Keeps the Data Flowing with Sensus

As the Grand River flows, so does the beer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nicknamed “Beer City USA,” Grand Rapids boasts more than 80 breweries and a thriving entrepreneurial community. This innovative atmosphere inspires city service leaders to constantly ask, “What more can we do?” For the city on the river that runs into Lake Michigan, the answer aptly begins – but doesn’t end – with water.

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Jan 21, 2020

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BlueTech Research

Powerful Water Documentary Has Global Premiere

Global water leaders, innovators and activists gathered for the world premiere of Brave Blue World, the powerful documentary that aims to change people’s perception of our most precious – water.

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Jan 20, 2020

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Black & Veatch

Malcolm Hallsworth

Black & Veatch and NarrativeWave to Jointly Develop Smart Analytics for Europe’s Water Utilities

Sustainable infrastructure company Black & Veatch and NarrativeWave, a California based software as a service analytics (SaaS) company, have signed an agreement to develop smart analytics solutions. The collaboration will accelerate the speed with which Black & Veatch’s European water and wastewater clients can deploy bespoke, smart data analytics tools across their asset base. The jointly developed tools will be deployed via Black & Veatch’s ECO-X digital ecosystem.

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Jan 17, 2020

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British Water

Lila Thompson

British Water Comment on Ofwat Final Determinations

Lila Thompson, chief executive, British Water has made the following statement on the release of Ofwat’s final determinations for water companies in England and Wales.

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Jan 16, 2020

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Benjamin Media, Inc.

Heather Centorbi

27th Annual Microtunneling Short Course Organizers Pay It Forward to U.S. Veterans

A cause near and dear to the hearts of the 27th Annual Microtunneling Short Course organizers is helping the men and women who have served in the United States military transition to civilian life. To help with this effort, course organizers have teamed up with the University of Colorado Boulder Veteran and Military Affairs Office to offer a scholarship program for veterans at the annual Microtunneling Short Course.

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Jan 15, 2020

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Primayer Limited

Regulated UK Market Leads on Leak Detection

Pressure to reduce leakage levels coming from UK water industry regulators has led to a global interest in leak detection and location technologies emerging in the UK market. David Frost, managing director, Servelec Technologies explains the thinking behind the company’s acquisition of Primayer, a leading light in pinpoint leak detection.

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Jan 14, 2020

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British Plastics Federation

Excellent Results Through Practical Guidance on Butt Fusion Jointing of Polyethylene Pressure Pipes

Continuing its support for best practice in the industry, the BPF Pipes Group has published a new guide for engineers and specifiers wishing to take advantage of the considerable benefits of butt fusion jointing of polyethylene pressure pipes. Drawing on 50 years of accumulated experience, this is presented as an easy-to-follow reference source to complement industry procedural specifications.

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Jan 13, 2020

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Gutermann AG

Ryan Leverenz

GUTERMANN Launches the World’s First NB-IoT-based Water Leak Detection Technology

Swiss company Gutermann AG, a global leader in leak detection solutions for the water industry, announced the release of Zonescan NB-IoT, the world’s first water leak detecting noise logger based on Narrowband Internet of Things (“NB-IoT”) for permanent monitoring of water distribution mains. Gutermann debuted the technology December 4, which was the date of the inaugural World Water Loss Day and first day of the 2019 North America Water Loss Conference and Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Jan 10, 2020

Article

European Association for Ductile Iron Pipe Systems · EADIPS® / Fachgemeinschaft Guss-Rohrsysteme (FGR®) e. V.

Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Bennerscheidt

Installation of a sewer pipe on a steep slope

Drainage for a scattered settlement in the Carnic Alps

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Jan 09, 2020

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Rädlinger primus line GmbH

Across Three Bridges in Vietnam

The Van Don district in the north-east of Vietnam belongs to the province Quang Ninh, about 150 km east of Hanoi. The province is home to Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage with 1,969 islands. Three quarters of the province are mountainous and they have abundant land, forest, water and mineral resources.

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Jan 08, 2020

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San Jose Water

Suzy Papazian

San Jose Water Files Application for Investment in Advanced Metering Infrastructure

San Jose Water, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJW Group, announced it has filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to deploy Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) throughout its service area.

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Jan 07, 2020

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KRR

Kristi Huller

KKR and XPV Water Partners Form New Platform to Promote Water Quality

KKR, in partnership with XPV Water Partners, announced the formation of a wastewater treatment platform with the goal of creating the leading provider of end-to-end nutrient management solutions for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

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Jan 06, 2020

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Itron, Inc.

Alison Mallahan

Louisville Water Company Signs Contract with Itron to Improve Operational Efficiency

Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, signed a contract with Louisville Water Company, which serves more than 1 million people in Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding areas, to modernize the water usage data collection process.

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Jan 03, 2020

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MC-Bauchemie Müller GmbH & Co. KG

Saki M. Moysidis

MC-Injekt 2133 Stops Water Fast

MC-Bauchemie has launched the single-component, fast-foaming injection resin MC-Injekt 2133 for waterproofing applications. Among other things, it is suitable for stopping water flows in both buildings and construction pits.

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Jan 02, 2020

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Black & Veatch

Melina Vissat

New Recycled Water Plant Offers Californians Sustainable, Resilient Water Supply

Paso Robles, California, recently celebrated the completion of the new Tertiary Treatment Facilities at its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), augmenting the roughly 30,000-resident city’s water stewardship in a state dealing with troublesome water scarcity.

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Jan 02, 2020

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visaplan GmbH

Marisa Lange

Happy New Year!

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Dec 30, 2019

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British Water

Lila Thompson

British Water Welcomes Supply Chain Report

British Water has welcomed a report from Energy & Utility Skills and Balfour Beatty which calls for the water industry to protect the sustainability of its supply chain and workforce. The white paper, Two Sides of a Coin, highlights the vital role of the supply chain in delivering for customers and the risks of failing to address current issues with the procurement process, contracting models, the skills gap and adoption of innovation.

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Dec 27, 2019

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STRABAG SE

Marianne Jakl

STRABAG to Build Phase 2 of the New Integrated Pumping Station for Toronto Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Canadian subsidiary of the STRABAG Group has been awarded the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Integrated Pumping Station – Construction Contract 2 by the City of Toronto to build deep concrete shafts and chambers and feeder tunnels for the new Integrated Pumping Station at Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant at a cost of almost CAD 120 million, the equivalent of about € 80 million.

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Dec 23, 2019

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visaplan GmbH

Marisa Lange

Merry Christmas

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Dec 20, 2019

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Phaesun GmbH

Phaesun Installs Water Desalination Plants in India as Part of EU Innovation Project Revived Water

As part of the EU development and innovation project Revived Water, the Memmingen-based solar company Phaesun, together with nine other European project partners, is developing innovative desalination plants based on electrodialysis technology.

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Dec 19, 2019

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The Robbins Company

Desiree Willis

Two Robbins Crossover TBMs to Bore Second Severomuysky Tunnel

In 1979, a 4.56 m diameter Robbins Double Shield TBM was delivered to bore the Severomuysky Service Tunnel, a 15.3 km long railway through the remote mountains of Siberia. Now, 40 years after the original machine was delivered, Robbins is returning to the role. Two 10.37 m diameter Crossover (XRE) TBMs will bore the second Severomuysky Tunnel, clocking in at 15.5 km long and running through mixed ground and fault zones.

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Dec 18, 2019

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British Water

Karolina Peret

Finance Key to a Sustainable Water Future

More businesses than ever are realising their long-term prosperity depends on having enough water at the right time. However, while interest in protecting water is increasing, its mismanagement in some sectors is still resulting in significant business failure.

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Dec 17, 2019

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TEPPFA

TEPPFA Launches New Website and New Visual Identity

Ever since its foundation in 1991, TEPPFA has built up a wealth of information based on research. The view was to become the definitive source of information within Europe on the subject of performance and benefits associated with plastic pipes. In ensuring this information and knowledge is easily available, TEPPFA has now refreshed its website.

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