Companies

Atwell expands Gulf Coast presence with Hydro Consultants acquisition

Founded in 1984, Hydro Consultants services include land surveys, hydrographic surveys, pipeline route surveys, industrial site surveys, GIS, and more.

NW Natural Water acquires Puttman Infrastructure and ICH, expands into California market

This acquisition will add approximately 4,200 water, wastewater, and recycled water customers across Oregon, Idaho, and California, with an expected growth to 19,000 connections at full buildout.

Enbridge adds over 21,000 miles of natural gas distribution, transmission pipelines with Questar Gas Company acquisition

Questar Gas's asset portfolio includes over 21,000 miles (over 33,500 km) of natural gas distribution and transmission pipelines, a liquefied natural gas storage facility that enhances system reliability, and interconnections to multiple interstate natural gas pipelines.

GridHawk to expand critical utility damage prevention services with MidOcean investment

GridHawk offers utility locating, watch & protect, advanced locating, leak detection, infrastructure mapping, and other damage prevention services for high consequence subsurface infrastructure including natural gas, electric, telecom, water, and sewer utilities nationwide.

Energy Transfer adds 6,000-mile pipeline network to Permian portfolio with $3.25 billion WGT Midstream acquisition

6,000-mile pipeline network serves significant operators in some of the most active areas of the Midland Basin including Martin, Howard, Upton, Reagan and Irion counties.

Subsurface infrastructure services provider Pro-Vac acquiers hydro-excavation company Kinetic

Pro-Vac, a provider of essential subsurface infrastructure services, has acquired Kinetic, a provider of hydro excavation services in the Rocky Mountain region and DMV-area. The combination significantly enhances and expands Pro-Vac’s scale and geographic reach.

Business News

Discover the latest innovations and industry collaborations in underground construction. Avanti and US Grout formalize their partnership, PipeSense opens new testing facilities, Martin Equipment expands its territory, and PPI releases a groundbreaking report on seismic-resistant HDPE water mains. Stay informed with UI's May issue of Business News!

Core & Main to acquire EGW Utilities, enhancing underground utility offerings

Core & Main Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EGW Utilities Inc., a distributor of quality products and services to underground utility contractors and municipalities, based in Texas.

Pro-Vac strengthens Texas presence with Hydromax acquisition

(UI) — Pro-Vac, a leading provider of essential underground infrastructure services, announced that it has acquired Hydromax, a leading provider of hydro excavation services in South Texas.

Hobas Pipe USA to increase fiberglass pipe production by 50% to address water, wastewater infrastructure demands

Martin Dana, President and CEO, emphasized the expansion as a response to the robust demand for high-quality, fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar (FRPM) pipes, particularly from municipal clients across the United States.

MPE Partners, Precision Pipeline expand Florida footprint with SabCon Underground acquisition

SabCon offers a comprehensive breadth of services, including horizontal directional drilling, open trench excavation, pipe fusion, hot taps, and other specialty offerings.

Aegion continues western expansion with acquisition of underground utilities company Toncco

Founded in 2019 by CJ Nix, Toncco found its niche as a water utility maintenance and emergency service provider for underground sanitary sewer, storm sewer and potable water pipes across Utah.

Osmose Utilities Services acquires underground cable diagnostics service provider IMCORP

The integration of IMCORP's technology with Osmose's comprehensive asset management solutions will offer electric utilities an unparalleled approach to ensuring the reliability and performance of both above ground and underground infrastructure.

AmeriTex Pipe & Products to support Texas infrastructure with new Conroe HDPE corrugated pipe facility

AmeriTex Pipe & Products has begun construction on a new High-Density Polyethylene and Polypropylene ("HDPE/PP") corrugated pipe facility on its Conroe, Texas, campus to better serve its Texas' customers.

Enbridge completes $3.1 billion sale of Alliance, Aux Sable pipelines to Pembina Pipeline Corp.

Alliance delivers liquids-rich natural gas sourced in Northeast B.C., Northwest Alberta, and the Bakken region to Chicago. Aux Sable operates NGL extraction and fractionation facilities in both Canada and the U.S., with extraction rights on Alliance, offering connectivity to key U.S. NGL hubs.

Summit Midstream sells Summit, Ohio natural gas gathering systems for $625 million

The Summit Utica system is a natural gas gathering system located in Belmont and Monroe counties in southeastern Ohio. Ohio Gathering comprises a natural gas gathering system located in the Utica Shale in southeastern Ohio.

Business People

Mark Roberts, well-known and respected leader in the pipeline industry, died Feb. 2, at age 75; Michael Hoffmaster was promoted from director to vice president of Business Development at OBIC LLC; Jeremy Cress, P.E. joined Woolpert; and more!

EQT acquires Mountain Valley Pipeline owner to become largest integrated natural gas business in U.S.

Acquiring Equitrans provides over 2,000 miles of irreplaceable pipeline infrastructure with extensive overlap and connectivity in EQT's core area of operations.

New Jersey American Water to invest at least $10 million in sewer system improvements following Borough of Manville acquisition

The system upgrades include addressing inflow and infiltration, flood mitigation efforts, and sewer main repairs and replacements. The agreement also includes short- and long-term rate stability proposals.

Enbridge increases gas utility portfolio with closing of EOG acquisition from Dominion Energy

EOG has a robust portfolio of assets, including over 22,000 miles (over 35,400 km) of transmission, gathering and distribution pipelines, underground storage, and interconnections to multiple interstate pipelines and large natural gas producers.

NV5 secures $13 million in contracts to support utility infrastructure across Western US

A West Coast utility selected NV5 for a $3.5 million contract to provide support on a gas transmission main. NV5 has also secured a $1.5 million project for utility initiatives that ensure regulatory compliance for transmission pipelines.

Itron rebrands to focus on electricity, water, gas delivery offerings

Itron is providing more intelligence at the grid edge and driving a smoother transition to cleaner energy and water delivery while transforming the way grid operators address critical challenges.

Aries Industries strengthens underground infrastructure equipment offerings with new Arizona dealer

Located in the heart of the Valley of the Sun, Short Equipment Inc. offers a broad range of top-brand municipal service vehicles. Its lineup includes sewer cleaners, hydro excavators, truck jetters, street sweepers and refuse collection trucks.

Vortex Companies redefines trenchless technology solutions with rebranded CIPP supplier launch

UNITED FELTS will embody the Applied Felts Inc. & FerraTex Solutions brands. These brands will be retired over the coming months. The MaxLiner brand will remain intact under the operation of United Felts.

Silver Hill Energy Partners acquires Bakken midstream infrastructure assets from Liberty Resources II

The acquisition includes an integrated midstream system with approximately 33 miles of gas gathering lines and 22 miles of water gathering lines.

PirTano Construction expands electrical offerings with Powerlink Electric acquisition

Mike Piraino, President of PirTano, said, "The acquisition of Powerlink will operate as a new electrical division, and brings additional service offerings and bench strength of employees as we look forward to continuing to support our customers while capitalizing on additional opportunities."

CorEnergy sells interstate natural gas pipeline system to Spire Midstream from $175 million

The MoGas System is an interstate natural gas transmission and distribution system provides service to markets in Missouri and Illinois.

Advanced Drainage Systems and RMS form strategic alliance for stormwater solutions

This collaboration will drive further advancement of sustainable stormwater solutions throughout the United States and Canada.

United Rentals outlines sustainable practices to reduce equipment emissions

United Rentals released a white paper, "Roadmap to Low-Emission and Zero-Emission Jobsites," which shares four practical steps to reduce emissions and the tools and equipment to make sustainability strategies a reality on the jobsite.

BlackRock to buy Global Infrastructure Partners for over $12 billion

GIP, which was founded in 2006, manages more than $100 billion in client assets across infrastructure equity and debt, with a focus on energy, transport, water and waste, and digital sectors.