News and Articles

Sep 20, 2006

News

AlpTransit Gotthard AG

Milestone in the Gotthard Base Tunnel - first breakthrough by a tunnel boring machine

The first tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the Gotthard Base Tunnel started out in the east tunnel from Bodio in November 2002. Two months later, the second TBM started driving in the west tunnel. A number of different geological zones had to be overcome along the approximately 15 km route to the multifunction station at Faido. The highly diverse geology impaired driving progress. Modifications to both TBMs brought sharp improvements. In December 2005, with 38 metres, the TBM in the east tunnel attained the highest daily advance rate of any TBM in the Gotthard Base Tunnel to date.

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Sep 20, 2006

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Patrick McKelvy

DIBt Certification for the Easy Pur "Spot Repair" partial lining system

Partial lining has established itself over many years for the isolated repair of inaccessible waste water pipes as an economical and technically mature alternative solution to traditional "dig-out" repairs.

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Sep 18, 2006

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CDM

Evaluation of membrane pre-treatment to further wastewater reuse

CDM recently completed an in-depth, two-phase study to assess the potential for membrane technologies to expand the reuse of secondary effluent. Commissioned by the Water Environment Research Foundation, CDM, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducted research that will guide utilities and regulatory agencies in expanding wastewater reuse. Since rapid urbanization and severe regional droughts make it clear that fresh water supplies cannot continue to indefinitely meet water demands, wastewater reuse will be needed to ensure water sustainability.

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Sep 14, 2006

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George Burgess

Sealing a tunnel under the Thames

Tunneling through the waterlogged ground close to and beneath the River Thames in London requires high-quality seals. Trelleborg does its part to strengthen London’s transport infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics.

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Sep 12, 2006

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RWE

RWE announces capital restructuring of Thames Water

Financing transactions to establish Thames Water as an independent entity

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Sep 11, 2006

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Messe München GmbH

bauma 2007: Professional Showing of the Mining Machinery Industry

Following 2004, the mining machinery industry is again going to present a comprehensive overview of machines and systems. Approx. one-fifth of the almost 3,000 exhibitors from throughout the work will round the comprehensive offer with their mining equipment at bauma 2007 in Munich from 23 to 29 April.

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Sep 07, 2006

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Strega Company Limited

Trenchless in Thailand

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and HDD applications are commonplace in America, Australia, and Europe and are often thought to be limited to other Western countries while developing countries are often assumed not to use HDD or other high-tech electronic equipment to complete projects.

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Sep 06, 2006

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Southern Water

Grains of sand pour in to benefit Royal Military Canal

Two environmental improvement schemes to bring cleaner water to the Royal Military Canal reached a milestone as millions of grains of sand were poured into new filters at Southern Water's Fairlight and Guestling Green Wastewater Treatment Works in East Sussex.

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Sep 04, 2006

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Herrenknecht AG

Easy Pipe - an installation process for pipelines in difficult ground

Whilst the advantages and effectiveness of microtunnelling and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in suitable ground conditions have been known and widely used for over 30 years both systems do have their limitations in either operation in some ground conditions and in relative cost terms.

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Aug 31, 2006

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Lovat Inc.

Lovat Inc. designs RME140SE Earth Pressure Balance TBM for cable tunnel in Croydon, United Kingdom

The infrastructure services company Morgan Est plc. of Rugby, England has contracted with Lovat Inc. for the purposes of design and manufacture of a 3.6 metre diameter Lovat RME140SE Earth Pressure Balance TBM. This will be the latest TBM to complement Morgan Est's fleet of Lovat TBMs which range from 2.3 to 4.4 metres diameter.

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Aug 30, 2006

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Water Environment Federation [WEF]

WEFTEC.06 is Headin' West!

Featuring 95 technical sessions, 25 workshops, 8 facility tours, and 900 exhibiting companies The latest in water quality research, technology, and services will be on display October 21-25, 2006 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas during WEFTEC®.06, the Water Environment Federation's 79th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference.

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Aug 28, 2006

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TEPPFA

Quality control - the key to sewer success

Well-respected pipe expert Professor Stein urges network operators to think of future generations and ensure long-term pipeline sustainability.

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Aug 25, 2006

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH

Stein & Partner at the 9th German Arab Business Forum

Over the last years, the German Arab Business Forum has developed into the most relevant and largest platform for German Arab business relations. It is a hot spot for both the private as well as the public sector to focus on new developments, strengthen existing business contacts and create new alliances. In view of the close business connections to Arabia as a result of several projects with Arab gulf countries, it is an honor for the engineering company Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH (S&P) to participate in this international event 2006 as one of the sponsors and lecturers. The 9th German Arab Business Forum is taking place in Berlin at the House of German Business from 6-8 September 2006.

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Aug 24, 2006

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Herrenknecht AG

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH presents its first deep drilling rig

Herrenknecht AG in Schwanau, a market leader in mechanical tunneling systems, founded Herrenknecht GmbH in response to the worldwide increase in drilling activities and the low availability of drilling capacities on the German market. When designing this very innovative drilling rig, Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH's engineers mainly concentrated on drilling requirements for geothermal projects, because an increasing number of such projects are currently in the planning or implementation stage in Germany.

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Aug 22, 2006

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stein & Partner GmbH

Long-term maintenance planning for increased efficiency in managing underground utilities

When utilities plan maintenance measures for network assets, they first have to decide which assets should be targeted. Nowadays these decisions are often still made from a vast empirical knowledge, accumulated in these utilities over decades. Apart from the fact that empirical-based decisions are often difficult to explain to non-technicians or economists, there is still the danger of missing an aspect due to the size of these networks. STATUS supports the planning process and the inherent decisions by providing an analytical framework, enhancing the planning process, giving long-term planning safety and continuity.

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Aug 21, 2006

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Vulkan-Verlag Essen

HDD Practice Handbook

This illustrated book contains the practical world of HDD technology, machines, tools, soil tests, drilling fluid mixture, job site preparation, bore planning, drilling process, reaming, pipe laying and pipe embedding in the ground, job documentation, the range of different applications, job sites reports from different parts of Europe and Arabia and in the jobsite reports an enormous source of solutions for practical doing.

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Aug 17, 2006

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Niranjan Swarup [Executive Director of the Indian Society for Trenchless Technology (INDSTT)]

Trenchless Pipeline Management

Urban lifelines are the assets of the society and trenchless techniques provide avenues for Management of such assets which otherwise are being left neglected and deteriorating rapidly. Urban pipelines, when conceived, were meant to provide passage to fluids like water, rain runoff, sewage, petroleum, or other energy products. Primary consideration of employing a pipeline for such transportation has been that such mode yields the most economic and viable as the fluid flowing through them is not exposed anywhere and therefore there would be very slim chances of it getting polluted or polluting the environment en route to the intended destination.

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Aug 16, 2006

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Ofwat [Water Services Regulation Authority]

Leakage slightly down - companies warned against complacency

Leakage by water companies in England and Wales fell by around 20 million litres a day (Ml/d) in 2005-06, figures released today by Ofwat reveal. Overall leakage in England and Wales was close to 3,600 Ml/d, compared to nearly 5,000 Ml/d just a decade earlier.

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Aug 14, 2006

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Borealis AG

Borealis to present innovative solutions at Plastics Pipes XIII conference

Borealis, provider of innovative value creating plastics solutions, will be present at the Plastics Pipes XIII conference taking place on October 2-5 in Washington D.C. Borealis will present six technical papers covering a wide range of pipe solutions.

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Aug 11, 2006

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Thames Water Utilities Ltd.

Thames Water announces Ealing flood relief works

Sewer improvement works due to start in 2007 will greatly reduce the risk of floods at homes and businesses in Ealing.

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Aug 09, 2006

Article

Erez Allouche

A trenchless assessment guide for construction and replacement of underground utilities

When decision-makers try to select the optimal trenchless construction method for installing or replacing underground utilities, they are often overwhelmed by the large number of methods and attributes that one need to consider as part of a comprehensive analysis. The Trenchless Assessment Guide (TAG) provides users with suitable construction options for a range of situations.

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Aug 07, 2006

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Atlas Copco Drills AB

Higher face drilling capacity - Rocket Boomer E-series gets a third boom

After the successful release of Rocket Boomer E2, Atlas Copco now adds a new family member to the Rocket Boomer E-series – Rocket Boomer XE3.

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Aug 03, 2006

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Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH (DMT)

DMT Announces Purchase of IMC Group Consulting Ltd - Contract signed on 25th July 2006

Deutsche Montan Technologie GmbH (DMT) in Essen, Germany, is pleased to announce the completion of the purchase of 100 % of the shares of IMC Group Consulting Ltd on 25th July 2006. IMC Group Consulting Ltd (IMC GCL) is a UK registered mining consulting company and incorporates International Mining Consultants Ltd, British Mining Consultants Ltd and Mackay & Schnellmann Ltd.

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Aug 02, 2006

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Great Southern Press Pty Ltd

Effective root control programs

In order to achieve targets relating to sewer collection asset performance it is essential to develop an effective overall strategy that will deal with different problems, such as root intrusion, that inevitably occur.

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Aug 01, 2006

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Solvay S.A. and Egeplast Werner Strumann GmbH & Co. KG

Egeplast acquires innovative Solvay technology

Solvay announces today that it has concluded an agreement for the transfer of its HexelOneTM reinforced plastic pipe technology to Egeplast Werner Strumann GmbH & Co. KG, the German polyethylene pipes manufacturer. The HexelOneTM process allows the production of high resistance, large diameter tubing for water and gas distribution networks with considerably improved environmental performance. The process was developed by Solvay's New Business Development (NBD) team at the Group's Research & Technology campus in Neder-over-Heembeek, Belgium.

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