Aug 13, 2009

Sydney Water Awards Insituform $27-Million Contract

Sewer rehabilitation technology will renew storm water and wastewater pipelines

Insituform Technologies Inc. announced that Sydney Water has awarded its Asia Pacific operation two contracts for small- and medium-diameter sewer and storm water pipeline rehabilitation. The combined three-year-term contracts are Insituform’s largest award in Australia to date and have a budgeted value of $27 million USD, with the potential for additional work.The awards are part of Sydney Water’s SewerFix Program, which is a three-year sewer rehabilitation program designed to protect public health and reduce the number of sewage overflows reaching the environment. Insituform’s contract is a portion of the $70-million award shared by three contractors.During the next three years, Insituform will employ more than 50 employees in the Sydney area. The company will also work with local subcontractors to complete these projects. Insituform cured-in-place pipe and the iPlus Infusion lining system will be used to rehabilitate pipelines in urban, coastal, national park and environmentally sensitive areas.Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility covering more than 12,700 sq km, provides drinking water, recycled water, wastewater services and storm water services to more than four million people."We have completed over 25 pipeline rehabilitation projects during the past two years in Australia and continue to expand our capabilities in this market as well as provide innovative solutions which were not previously available to our customers," said Daniel Gamboa, Insituform Pacific's general manager. "We congratulate Sydney Water on their ambitious environmental and economic sewer rehabilitation program and look forward to working with them on these projects.”