Jun 22, 2009

Insituform Wins $9.1-Million Project in Honolulu, Hawaii

Project entails rehabilitating 8,000 ft of deteriorating sewer pipe

Insituform Technologies, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $9.1-million contract by the city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon completion of the project, nearly 8,000 ft of 8- to 30-in. deteriorating sewer pipe, the majority of which is located under Kalanianaole Highway, will be cleaned, inspected and rehabilitated with Insituform CIPP. Insituform has completed over $30 million in pipeline rehabilitation for Honolulu since 2005.

For the past three years, the city and county of Honolulu has been implementing a 10-year capital improvement plan. The city and county expect to spend approximately $30 million annually on the rehabilitation and replacement of water, sewer and storm water pipelines.

“The city and county of Honolulu recognizes the need for pipeline rehabilitation and the benefits of trenchless technology to this project,” said Joe Lane, general manager for Insituform’s West Region. “Compared to traditional dig and replace methods, Insituform CIPP allows the city and county to upgrade their system at a lower cost and with less disruption to citizens and businesses.”

Work on this latest project is expected to begin in September 2009 and be completed in the first quarter of 2011. The project also includes the inspection and cleaning of an additional 6,000 ft of sewer pipelines, the rehabilitation of manholes and the rehabilitation of three inverted siphons located beneath a water inlet.