News and Articles

Dec 18, 2006

News

Freesen & Partner GmbH

Time to act - energy from domestic resources

Jobs and growth at home, investment from abroad America's first expo and conference on energy from biomass and waste
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Dec 14, 2006

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Ulrich Schröder

The project Captacion de Agua de Mar de San Pedro del Pinatar - a quatum jump in microtunnelling

This microtunneling project presents the internationally longest driven drilling length with DIN 2000 AVN in case of landoutfall. Particular challenges in this project were: length, geological conditions, time factor, and annulus lubrication.
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Dec 13, 2006

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Severn Trent Water

Waging war on leaks

Severn Trent Water is waging war on leaks throughout the winter period after employing more staff to battle the bursts.
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Dec 11, 2006

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North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)

Northwest Chapter to host Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Good Practices Guidelines Training

The Northwest Chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology is pleased to offer a two-day Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Good Practices Guidelines Course, Jan. 25-26 at the Sheraton Bellevue Hotel near Seattle.
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Dec 07, 2006

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S & P Consult GmbH

Master plan for a sustainable supply and disposal infrastructure of mega cities - Part III

This is the third and last part of the technical report series "Master plan for a sustainable supply and disposal infrastructure of mega cities". It deals with materials and methods of construction as well as other concepts of multiple installation besides utility tunnels and will also provide the superordinate summary.
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Dec 06, 2006

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Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat)

Water companies should prepare for another dry winter

Water companies must be prepared in case there is another dry winter and ensure that they have sufficient supplies to meet next summer's demands, Ofwat said today.
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Dec 04, 2006

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Atlas Copco Zambia Ltd

Atlas Copco wins large order to supply mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Atlas Copco has won an order worth more than MSEK 100 (MEUR 11) to supply underground mining equipment for blast hole drilling, rock bolting, loading and haulage for the Kamoto Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Nov 30, 2006

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Trenchless Australasia

Sungei Pandan pipe jack completed ahead of schedule

The excavation of the 2.4 metre internal diameter, 675 metre Sungei Pandan pipe jack tunnel, which is being built to accommodate three transmission powercable circuits, was completed on 22 October 2005 three weeks ahead of schedule.
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Nov 29, 2006

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Vinci

Sogea Construction (Vinci) is to build three wastewater treatment plants and a drinking water plant in France

Sogea Construction has secured the contract for the reconstruction of the wastewater treatment plant serving the Angers Loire Métropole agglomeration. The new plant will occupy an area of 90,000 sq. metres. Its capacity will be raised to 285,000 p.e., i.e. 65,000 cu. metres/day, with a peak throughput of 5,500 cu. metres/hour in rainy weather. This contract is valued at 50 million Euros.
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Nov 27, 2006

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Lovat, Inc.

Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) Pogues Run Consolidation Indianapolis Indiana USA

Last year Super Excavators Inc. contracted Lovat to design and custom manufacture a 4.2 meter (167”) diameter mixed face Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine along with associated ancillary equipment, for use on the Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) Pogues Run Consolidation Project in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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Nov 23, 2006

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Emunds und Staudinger GmbH

New district heating lines for Business Park Hannover-Nord - An unconventional solution

With a combination of pipe-ramming and horizontal direction drilling, Meyder GmbH Kanal und Tiefbau has laid two district heating lines beneath Vahrenwalder Strasse on the Hannover-Langenhagen city boundary on behalf of Stadtwerke Hannover AG, Hannover’s public utility company. The unconventional drilling strategy for the construction projectthat supplies district heating to Business Park Hannover-Nord was developedand put forward by the contractor together with Emunds+Staudinger GmbH.
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Nov 21, 2006

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Enviro-Chemie

Enviro-Chemie builds treatment center for liquid waste in Jradou, Tunesia

Enviro-Chemie as a European specialist for economical industrial wastewater and water recycling engineering realises a project in Tunesia in co-operation with Dywidag.
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Nov 20, 2006

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Dipl.- Ing. Rainer Hermes

A successful performance for M-Coating in Cornwall

At a location where films for the big screen and TV are made, Perco Engineering Services Ltd has starred in a feature of its own. M-Coating, the shaft coating system with ERGELIT-KS1, will in future be stabilising and protecting large shafts in Charlestown, to ensure that the environment has long-term protection against effluent.
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Nov 16, 2006

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Dr.-Ing. Nicole Metje

Mapping the Underworld (MTU)

Many of the UK's existing buried assets were laid in Victorian times when the need to record accurate details of location and depth was not a priority. Even if such records were made, the reference points for measurements will probably have been lost - kerb lines have probably moved and buildings might well have been knocked down and replaced. Since then, many more pipes and cables have been laid and now records occur in many different formats including paper, microfiche, and digital, but very few of these are compatible as there has never been a single common standard for this data.
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Nov 15, 2006

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Borealis AG

Borealis BorECO™ ensures smooth flow for REHAU® sewer project

Borealis, provider of plastics solutions, has recently supplied REHAU® with BorECO™ BA 212E, a highly developed polypropylene (PP) for pipe systems. As one of the most diversified plastics processors in the world REHAU was faced with the challenge of installing the new smooth-flowing sewerage system in the residential area of Traiskirchen, Austria, during the winter season and therefore benefited from the performance and easy handling of BorECO.
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Nov 13, 2006

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Siemens AG

Siemens Water Technologies focuses on innovations for water reuse and wastewater treatment

"Water reuse is on the rise as global demand for the world's fresh water supplies increases. By recycling and reusing treated wastewater, communities and industries can save on the costs of clean water, ensure adequate supplies, and help to preserve a diminishing natural resource," stated Chuck Gordon, Executive Vice President of Siemens Water Technologies, at a breakfast meeting with water trade editors during the 79th annual Water Environment Federation WEFTEC conference in Dallas on October 24.
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Nov 09, 2006

Article

Dipl.-Ing. Robert Stein

Master plan for a sustainable supply and disposal infrastructure of mega cities - Part II

This is the second part of the technical report series “Master plan for a sustainable supply and disposal infrastructure of mega cities”. It is exclusively about utility tunnels with special emphasis on structural design and commercial aspects.
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Nov 08, 2006

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Thames Water Utilities Ltd.

Stone Age man used to live at Berkshire sewage works - prehistoric flintwork and signs of Roman settlement found near Kintbury

Ten millennia-worth of history have been unearthed by Thames Water at one of its sewage treatment works in Berkshire.
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Nov 06, 2006

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AlpTransit Gotthard AG

Gotthard Base Tunnel: Second tunnel boring machine arrives in Faido

After driving some 13.5 km – three years and eight months after starting out from Bodio – the second tunnel boring machine reached the multifunction station at Faido. The breakthrough took place in the afternoon with a deviation of only a few centimetres.
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Nov 03, 2006

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Plastics Europe

Review of Pipes Conference

Now that the Plastics Pipes XIII Conference is concluded, review of this landmark event is worthwhile.
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Nov 03, 2006

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TEPPFA

Sustainable construction

Frank Jones believes that sustainable construction is one of the major challenges and therefore opportunities that currently face European pipe technology. As director of the Pipes Group for the British Plastics Federation, and vice president of TEPPFA his message is clear.
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Nov 02, 2006

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Vinci

Vinci wins contract to build two tunnels in the United States

Vinci Construction Grands Projets, leader of a consortium with two American companies – Parsons RCI Inc. and Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc. – has signed a contract with King County in Washington state for the construction of two tunnels. Built within the framework of an overall wastewater treatment system, the tunnels will carry wastewater to the new treatment plant at Brightwater in King County, north of Seattle, before discharging treated wastewater into the sea.
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Nov 02, 2006

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North American Society for Trenchless Technology [NASTT]

Call for Nominations - 2007 NASTT Board of Directors

Election time is nearing, and the Nominating Committee of NASTT will be selecting a slate of candidates for two expired terms and one vacancy for the 2007 NASTT Board of Directors.
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Oct 30, 2006

Article

Patrick McKelvy

ThermoLiner plus - the highly flexible liner for negotiating sharp bends and dimension variations in house connections

The use of flexible tube liners in the rehabilitation of house connection pipes has taken hold as a technically mature alternative to costly "dig-out" repairs. Frequently, those house connection pipes that are in need of repair have not been installed in a professional manner. They commonly have sharp bends that are impassable for many of the liner systems prevalent in the industry. Frequently, a substitute is used that fails to produce satisfactory results.
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Oct 28, 2006

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Messe München GmbH

bauma China 2006: more than 1000 exhibitors have committed to bauma China

150,000 square meters of exhibition space already booked Strong interest from the Asian market
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