Insituform Technologies Inc. announced it has received a contract award for $4 million to rehabilitate more than 11,000 ft of drinking water pipelines in Victoria, BC, Canada, using its InsituGuard solution.
Work on this project, which includes 12-in. and 20-in. diameter pipelines, is expected to be complete by early 2011. InsituGuard is a close-fit HDPE liner that renews existing pipelines with minimal disruption, according to the company.
“The response from the Canadian market for our solutions to rehabilitate drinking water pipelines has been extremely positive,” said Chuck Voltz, Insituform’s senior vice president of North American Rehabilitation. “We are adding crews and equipment to address the growing demand for our trenchless rehabilitation solutions for the drinking water market.”
Insituform has opened a new office in Montreal, QC, Canada, to meet increased demand for both sewer and water pipeline rehabilitation in the Eastern Canadian province. Backlog for the newly opened Quebec office exceeds $3 million and includes nearly $2 million for projects involving the InsituMain System, used to rehabilitate drinking water pipelines.
It is expected that Insituform will add accounting staff, project managers, engineers and crew personnel to manage the operations and installations of its projects in Quebec.
“The challenge is simply to raise market awareness for our fully structural CIPP solution and HDPE solution for drinking water and other pressure pipelines,” said Andrew Fulford, the drinking water segment director for Insituform. “The growing number of customer inquiries we are receiving from across North America validates the demand for a structural alternative to open trench replacement. Insituform is positioned to meet that need through our InsituMain System and InsituGuard product offerings.”
The InsituMain™ System renews pressure pipelines up to 60 in. in diameter. Installed inside an existing pipeline, the InsituMain System aims to eliminate the risk of disrupting or damaging nearby utilities or other underground infrastructure systems.