E Journal

Sep 04, 2007

News

Herrenknecht AG

Herrenknecht is building its first assembly plant in India

In spring 2008, Herrenknecht will put into operation an assembly plant for tunnelling systems and service in Chennai (eastern coast of South India). In a first step, the 100% Herrenknecht subsidiary “Herrenknecht India Pvt. Ltd.” will have modern assembly, steel production and storage capacities covering an area of 40,000 square meters. The investment amounts to 6 million EUR. India is a key market for mechanized tunnelling in the future.
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Sep 03, 2007

News

Borealis AG

Borouge corrosion-free pipe solution aids water supply in Shanghai - No-dig technique saves 400 trees and minimises disruption to residents

Highly-durable PE100 water pipes from Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, have helped to supply safe, clean drinking water for residents of Pudong in Shanghai. The use of pipes produced with BorSafe® HE3490-LS is a long-lasting alternative to the previous high-maintenance leaking iron pipe network. According to the United Nations, water conservation is one of the most urgent global challenges facing society today.
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Aug 29, 2007

News

The Robbins Company

Retractable Robbins TBM will burrow under Manhattan

A uniquely designed Main Beam TBM is set to bore in the densely urban environment of New York City, USA. Assembly of the 6.7 m (22.0 ft) diameter Robbins TBM was finished on July 27, 2007 in Robbins' Austintown, Ohio, USA manufacturing facility. The machine will be used for two sections of rail tunnel totaling 12.5 km (7.7 mi) for the Dragados / Judlau JV beginning in October 2007.
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Aug 27, 2007

Article

Dipl.-Ing. Markus Rieder (ILF Consulting Engineers, Munich (Germany))

Verification of the integrity of existing pipeline systems

In the last 50 years many pipeline systems for the transport of oil products were constructed. Due to the developments in the global oil market there have been a lot of changes in ownership of pipeline systems and the current state of the pipeline systems have to be evaluated.
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Aug 24, 2007

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Thames Water

The Boys from the Brown Stuff - BBC documentary lifts the lid on life in the sewers

"London: home to more than seven million people, producing over 2,800 million litres of waste every day. One flush, and just like magic, it disappears, out of sight and out of mind, but hidden beneath our streets is a subterranean wonderland where all our sewage ends up. "This is the world of the flushers. "
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Aug 22, 2007

News

North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)

WESTT Regional No-Dig Conference Slated for October 1-3 in Reno

The Western Society for Trenchless Technology (WESTT) is proud to present its third annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, October 1-3, in Reno, Nevada. Attendees will enjoy the benefits of a national conference program in a smaller forum with a personalized touch.
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Aug 21, 2007

News

Insituform Technologies

Insituform to exhibit latest sewer and water products and technologies at WEFTEC 2007

Insituform®’s cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) and Composite Pipe™ (CP) products allow customers to rehabilitate small, medium or large diameter pipes with a jointless, “pipe-within-a-pipe” solution. Over 13,500 miles of Insituform®’s durable and cost-effective CIPP solutions have been installed to rehabilitate the world’s deteriorating infrastructure.
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Aug 17, 2007

Article

Sandvik AB

Korean tunnel success for new Sandvik rock tool

Korean contractor Sung Bo Development is achieving a 30% increased life span of its Sandvik Alpha tool system and eliminated rod 'gooseneck' breakages on highway tunnel drilling through difficult, fragmented rock on the Pyeoungtak-Eumsung Highway 40 section 7 contract.
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Aug 16, 2007

News

Easy Liner GmbH

DIBt-Certification for the Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) Process "Easy Liner"

Since June 2007, the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) process "Easy Liner" by Easy Liner GmbH, 44795 Bochum (Germany) now possesses the general building authority approval by the German Institute of Building Technology (DIBt) for the rehabilitation of directly buried drains and sewers in the nominal size range of 100 to 300 mm. The approval number is Z-42.3-414.
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Aug 16, 2007

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Water UK

Private sewers transfer will relieve householders of "unknown" burden

Water UK welcomes the government’s consultation on the transfer of private sewers to the ten statutory water and sewerage companies in England and Wales.
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Aug 14, 2007

News

Messe München

IFAT CHINA 2008: tracking down pollutants

Sources of pollutants can only be discovered and processes made more environmentally compatible using a reliable data. There is an enormous need for setting up corresponding measurement stations in China. The environment trade fair IFAT CHINA in Shanghai from 23 to 25 September 2008 provides international manufacturers with the chance to become familiar with the (in part) difficult framework conditions of this market segment and establish important direct contacts.
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Aug 10, 2007

Article

HOBAS Engineering GmbH

Kilometers of pipe beneath the sand

Like with all important seaside resorts, the population number of the municipality Olonne alters considerably between winter and the holiday season. This asks for a made-to-measure sanitary solution which was really no longer the case. A massive project for the modernization of the sewage collector and wastewater treatment plant was therefore initiated beginning of 2003. The undertaking represents the largest sewer project launched on the French Atlantic Coast in 2005.
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Aug 09, 2007

News

Tracto-Technik (TT) UK

A superb atmosphere at the BAUMA 2007

There was hardly a visitor, or even an exhibitor, who wasn't impressed with the BAUMA in Munich including the TT Group of Companies. The positive mood and excellent current economic situation laid the foundations for a relaxed atmosphere, where not only sales interests were apparent, but also numerous orders were actually placed.
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Aug 06, 2007

News

The Robbins Company

Unique Robbins TBM and Back-Up Will Make Short Work of Hong Kong Tunnels

In August 2007, a specially designed Robbins TBM will set out on two short drives for a landslide prevention project in Hong Kong. Assembly of the 3.5 m (11.5 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM was completed in July 2007 in the Robbins China manufacturing facility. The machine will bore two headings of 244 m (800 ft) and 165 m (541 ft) without a conventional back-up system for the China State/China Railway JV.
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Aug 03, 2007

Article

Dipl.-Ing. René Puhl [IKT – Institute for Underground Infrastructure, Germany]

Manhole coating: an alternative renovation method?

For the renovation of manholes, coating methods are considered a competitive alternative to the renewal of the manhole. But are they really an alternative? So far there has hardly been evidence regarding limitations of use, influences on quality and the durability of the methods offered. The IKT has lightened the dark: in an extensive practical survey 42 manhole coatings were monitored and investigated at twelve sewage network operators.
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Aug 01, 2007

News

The Renewable Energy Centre

The Renewable Energy Centre disappointed with go-ahead for Thames Water desalination plant

The Renewable Energy Centre joins many environmental groups in the opposition against plans for the £200 million Thames Water desalination plant, when a third of their water supply is currently being lost through leakages.
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Jul 30, 2007

News

Thames Water

From tide to tap: desalination plant given go-ahead

The security of London’s future water supplies is more certain today after the Government confirmed it has granted planning permission for the Thames Gateway Desalination Plant, in Beckton.
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Jul 25, 2007

News

Southern Water

Fat controllers blow the whistle on oil and grease

Teams of Southern Water “fat detectives” are cracking down on culprits who pour fat and oil down drains causing blockages in the sewers.
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Jul 23, 2007

Article

Robert Petrie (Baroid Drilling Products)

How to drill clay

Why is it that while drilling in clay, the cuttings often swell and constrict the borehole rather than forming a good slurried flow? Unlike drilling in inert materials like rock or sand, many types of clay are reactive and once exposed to water and drilling fluid by reaming, their properties can change considerably. If you’ve experienced ground heaving, inadvertent flows (e.g., frac-out), reamer balling up and/or problems creating slurried flow using bentonite, chances are you’re drilling in clay.
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Jul 19, 2007

News

Herrenknecht AG

Herrenknecht S-210 on its way to Sedrun

On Friday, July 6, 2007 and right on schedule at the multifunction section at Faido the Herrenknecht Gripper S-210 started tunnelling its second section in the direction of Sedrun (east tunnel).
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Jul 17, 2007

News

Roger Loop (Bureau Leiding)

Leaktight recommendations from SMP

A publication last year of a European study of the performance of various pipe systems, respectively pipe materials for municipal sewage systems under special consideration of the ecological range of effect during the service life, caused quite some stir amongst those involved with sewer systems.
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Jul 13, 2007

News

Dr. Jey K. Jeyapalan, P.E.

Advances in Underground Pipeline Design, Construction and Management Available

Over 300 projects worldwide assessed in a 400-page book by one of industry's leading authorities
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Jul 12, 2007

Article

Guido Manacorda [INGEGNERIA DEI SISTEMI s.p.a.]

GPR ? Finding our underground assets

GIGA was a 2 year, 3 month collaborative project supported by the European Commission’s 5th Framework Research Programme for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development; it was completed in 2003. A team of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) experts, manufacturers and end-users combined to improve the technology used for metallic and non-metallic buried services infrastructure location. Fundamental research and development of existing technology was driven by a comprehensive set of end-user requirements. The technology resulting from GIGA was comprehensively tested under rigorous conditions on a purpose-designed site, and the performance data was analysed and evaluated by the independent team of end-users. Significant performance improvements over the then existing state-of-the art equipment were demonstrated, and areas of investigation for further enhancements were identified.
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Jul 09, 2007

News

Ditch Witch

New JT3020 packs more punch, creates less noise

The Ditch Witch organization is introducing a horizontal directional drill that builds on the success of its popular Ditch Witch® JT2720 Mach 1 unit.
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Jul 05, 2007

News

North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)

HDD Good Practices Guidelines Course scheduled for Seattle

The Northwest Chapter of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology will hold a two- day Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Good Practices Guidelines Course, July 17-18, at the Swedish Cultural Center in Seattle.
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