Pipeline Rehabilitation

CIPP rehabilitation of pressurized pipelines

It is well known that CIPP has been around for over 50 years, primarily being used to rehabilitate gravity sewer pipelines. In the 1980s CIPP was introduced for low pressure sewer applications, and late in the 1990s began to emerge for water main and higher-pressure force main rehabilitations.

Mott, North Dakota, secures $2.85 million for water and sewer system updates

The city will use the funds to replace vitrified clay-tile pipe and asbestos cement pipe sewer mains that were installed between the 1920s and 1960s and are beyond their operational life.

Midwest Energy awarded $8.6 million for rural natural gas pipeline replacement, equipment

Midwest Energy has been awarded $8.6 million in grants for the improvement of rural natural gas infrastructure in Kansas' Barton, Russell and Ellsworth counties, and to purchase upgraded natural gas leak detection equipment.

Enbridge selects contractors Barnard, CBNA for Great Lakes Tunnel construction

(UI) — Enbridge selects Barnard Construction Company Inc. and Civil and Building North America Inc. to construct the Great Lakes Tunnel, safeguarding Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac.

Senator Manchin secures $2.1 million for Welch, W.Va., gas pipeline upgrade

The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, will bolster the Welch Gas Cooperative Association's efforts to replace aging natural gas pipelines with more resilient ones, covering a distance of 0.67 miles.

Western sanctions impacting Russian underground infrastructure

The Russian sector of underground infrastructure construction is potentially in a serious crisis. The ever deepening shortage of funding and the lack of technologies are posing a threat for implementation of many investment projects and planned modernization of existing infrastructure.

PM completes large-diameter spray pipe rehab

(UI) — When PM Construction began a project in mid-March 2023 to rehabilitate two sewer pipes beneath the service road at Beltway 8 and Memorial, in Houston, the company had a November deadline. Working 24 hours a day, every day of the week, the project wrapped up in July – more than three months ahead of schedule.

TC Energy secures FERC nod for pipeline expansion project in Virginia

Columbia Gas Transmission's Virginia Reliability Project (VRP) represents a strategic expansion project designed to replace two segments of the existing pipeline system, ensuring a continual and abundant supply of natural gas.

Kansas to receive $49.1 million to upgrade water, sanitary systems

(UI) — Within Kansas, the allocation includes a $6.4 million loan earmarked for the revitalization of water systems in Perry. This initiative will encompass the modernization and installation of approximately 24,000 feet of the collection system and around 15,000 feet of associated pipelines and equipment.

First aqueduct water pipeline rehabilitated with geopolymer for SDCWA

(UI) — When the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) inspected its First Aqueduct water conveyance system in Valley Center, engineers identified that rehabilitation was required. Groundwater was infiltrating three tunnels within the system and rehabilitation was required to maintain the tunnels’ structural integrity and extend their service life.

Currently at CUIRE – Annual update of research center’s activities

(UI) — Pipe deterioration is a complex process, involving a combination of aging, chemical and environmental factors. Polymeric SAPL is a new application to structurally renew deteriorated gravity and pressure pipelines and can be applied to a wide range of concrete, masonry, corrugated metal, and steel pipelines.

Illinois' Dixmoor receives $14 million to rehabilitate water infrastructure, remove lead pipes

(UI) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced that $14 million in funding has been awarded to Dixmoor to rehabilitate its water distribution system, restore reliable potable water and replace lead service lines.

Signal Mountain, Tenn., plans $40 million sewer upgrade to address overflow issue

(UI) — For the past fifty years, Signal Mountain has been dealing with sewage issues primarily due to the placement of its pipes, which are plagued with cracks and breaks both in the streams and underground. To address this issue, Signal Mountain's water officials have presented a $40 million plan to provide relief.

Mesa, Ariz., commences $180 million pipeline project to bolster water supply amid drought

(UI) — The goal of the project is to construct a pipe that will join a recycling water delivery system that currently serves the Gila River Indian Community. All of this is a result of a 15-year-old exchange arrangement between Mesa and Gila River.

Lawmakers seek extended deadline, funding for crucial water pipeline project in New Mexico

(UI) — The Indian Affairs Committee met on July 12 to discuss a bill that could affect water access for thousands of households in rural New Mexico. A $67 million contract was already issued to build water pipelines, but now lawmakers want more time and funds to complete and maintain the infrastructure.

Pressure pipe rehabilitation – what’s on the menu?

(UI) — Trenchless methods have been widely used for the rehabilitation of gravity pipelines for some time. The advent of these technologies and methods has lowered the cost of extending the useful life of gravity pipelines as opposed to outright replacing them.

EWEB undertakes water pipeline upgrades to ensure reliability during earthquakes

(UI) — The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) in Eugene, Oregon, has announced the commencement of several water pipeline projects aimed at enhancing earthquake resilience and ensuring reliability.

Consultants: Design issues, operations lapses led to big Keystone pipeline oil spill

Pipeline design issues, lapses by its operators and problems caused during its construction led to a massive oil spill on the Keystone pipeline system in northeastern Kansas, according to a report for U.S. government regulators.

Aegion announces acquisition of trenchless water rehabilitation provider Infraspec Services

(UI) — Aegion Corp., an infrastructure maintenance, rehabilitation and technology-enabled water solutions provider, has announced the acquisition of Infraspec Services Inc., a corporation that specializes in trenchless water rehabilitation services in Quebec, Canada. Infraspec plans to operate under its current company name in the near term.

California officials begin construction to restore water infrastructure damaged by fire

(UI) — As a first step in repairing its Peavine Raw Water Pipeline, which was destroyed by the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex fire almost three years ago, the district has hired a contractor to start evaluating, cataloging, and eventually removing problematic trees.

US cities win nearly $200 million in grants for pipeline upgrades

Federal officials announced the first $196 million of grants Wednesday in a $1 billion program to repair and replace aging and sometimes leaking natural gas pipelines across the country.

Judge sets Aug. 1 as deadline for Flint’s lead pipe project

A judge has ordered Flint, Michigan, to replace any remaining lead or steel water lines by Aug. 1, the latest intervention after a series of missed deadlines. More than 10,000 pipes have been replaced, though at least 1,000 addresses still haven’t been inspected, according to the NRDC.

Michigan panel seeks details on Great Lakes pipeline tunnel plan

A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes.

Intersect Bore Through Marshland Succeeds in Frigid Temps

Last winter, in bitterly cold temperatures and snowy conditions, Ellingson Contracting Inc. (ECI) completed a difficult, 4,075-foot-long horizontal directional drill (HDD) intersect crossing of a swampy area in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to install 30-inch diameter steel pipe.

Federal agency accepting applications for pipeline, natural gas infrastructure improvement grants

The program offers nearly $200 million in grants annually over the next five years to improve the safety of high-risk, leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure and create good-paying jobs, with an emphasis on benefiting underserved communities.

LightRay Launches an Enhanced UV Technology for Pipeline Rehab

LightRay adds the LRI System to its product lineup that is a simple design, allows complete operator control, rapid system deployment and a faster curing process for rehabilitating pipelines.

Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Tunnel Permits Approved

The Great Lakes Oil Pipeline replacement has been approved by Michigan's environmental agency.

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation Announces Acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation announced it has completed the acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors.

Michigan Governor Announces $500 Million Water Infrastructure Plan

The governor of Michigan has announced a $500 million dollar plan to upgrade the state's water and wastewater infrastructure.

Study Predicts $52 Billion in Water Utility Trenchless Technology Investments over Next Decade

A new study by Bluefield Research expects the economic recession combined with aging water infrastructure across the country will spur over $50 billion in trenchless technology investments.

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