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21.03.2017 - The successfully held seminar on “Pipeline Life-Cycle Extension Strategies (from a German operator's point of view)” on the 14th of Feb 2017 had an ample amount of participating managers, technical experts and researchers from Germany, Qatar and Egypt. The seminar is a spin-off event of the international conference and exhibition under the title “Pipeline-Pipe-Sewer Technolog...
15.03.2017 - For many years, PVC pipe has been something of a mainstay of underground pipeline networks for a variety of utilities. However, as with all pipes, they do occasionally need cleaning and the generally thinner wall design and stiffer nature of the plastic that makes up PVC has meant that aggressive cleaning, to a much greater extent than is seen in PE pipes, could lead to problems of pipe damage if ...
14.03.2017 - The successfully held seminar on “Pipeline Life-Cycle Extension Strategies (from a German operator's point of view)” on the 14th of Feb 2017 had an ample amount of participating managers, technical experts and researchers from Germany, Qatar and Egypt. The seminar is a spin-off event of the international conference and exhibition under the title “Pipeline-Pipe-Sewer Technolog...
30.01.2017 - In an effort to recognize the individuals and companies that have worked toward successfully completing complicated projects and advancing the microtunneling industry, the Microtunneling Achievement Awards were created in 2002. The awards were established by Microtunneling Short Course organizers Tim Coss, Microtunneling Inc., Levent Ozdemir, Ozdemir Engineering, and Trenchless Technology magazine...
30.01.2017 - For almost as long as can be remembered the best way (probably the only way) to break into an existing cast iron main has been to expose it from surface in a pit and then hit it hard with something until it breaks. Whichever part of the utility industry you might be in, in today’s world this this would never be seen as a safe option. Now, after many discussions, the development of prototypes...
26.01.2017 - For the voestalpine AG in Donawitz, a more than 100 m long HOBAS GRP Pressure Pipeline De 1720 has been installed by means of curved jacking. Despite challenging circumstances, the installation has been successfully completed within 2 months only.
23.01.2017 - In the fall of 2016, drilling contractor PPI Chrobok S.A. installed two new gas pipelines in Poland. The alignment runs along existing gas lines and through geologically challenging terrain. With the laying of the 700 and 464-meter-long pipelines, Herrenknecht's Direct Pipe technology was used in Poland for the first time.
20.12.2016 - Since 11 November 1919, one year after Armistice Day (11 November 1918) which saw the end of hostilities of World War I, the UK, Commonwealth Nations and its Allies have commemorated Remembrance Day in memory to the fallen of the conflict.
19.12.2016 - Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht accepted the Werner von Siemens Ring – one of the most prestigious technical engineering awards – on December 13, 2016 in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The Werner von Siemens Ring Foundation highlighted Martin Herrenknecht’s inexhaustible innovative strength in the development of tunnel boring machines and honored his...
08.12.2016 - As UK Water Companies have taken on increasing responsibility for wastewater networks, the need to ensure easy, clear and speedy access to pipeline condition survey data has become ever-more important.
22.11.2016 - London in the UK, alongside many of the world’s largest cities and towns, is currently in the midst of major building works including some of the largest new-build, purpose-built accommodation developments to date.As with many sites of this nature, during the construction operations, in order to maintain machinery and equipment in the best working order it is often washed down after use. Whe...
18.11.2016 - Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht accepted the "ITA Lifetime Achievement Award" in Singapore on November 11, 2016. With this award the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) is honoring the life of the engineer and entrepreneur from Schwanau.  
10.11.2016 - Plan to Attend the Premier Conference for Owners, Regulators, Contractors and Engineers Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and Benjamin Media Inc. will host the third annual Horizontal Directional Drilling Academy (HDD Academy), the premier conference for all levels of stakeholders within the utility pipeline industry including owners, regulators, contractors an...
04.11.2016 - Sigmar Gabriel, the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, took the time on November 3 to inspect construction progress at one of the currently most important inner-city tunnel projects in Hong Kong – powered by high-tech Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines. The Minister and his delegation were fascinated by how top German technology is being used to develop groundbreaking infrastr...
04.11.2016 - The Euro Institute for Information and Technology Transfer, EITEP and the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce Egypt have signed a cooperation agreement in order to exchange latest technologies on pipelines, pipes and sewer expanding their safety, cost effectiveness and sustainability by organizing an international conference and exhibition under the title “Pipeline-Pipe-Sewer Techno...
13.10.2016 - The HS1 route formally known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link runs from St Pancras Station in London to the Eurotunnel’s terminal at Cheriton, near Folkestone. The HS1 route is a 109 km high speed railway between St Pancras international station and the south coast, that is used for domestic and international train services as well as transporting freight. 
11.10.2016 - September 25, 2016, 10.44 a.m. local time in Doha, Hamad International Airport: unstoppable and precisely a 7 meter tunnel boring machine pierces the final target wall of the "Red Line South". It is the last of 76 breakthroughs in the gigantic milestone project Doha Metro. The TBM breaking through marks the spectacular finale of one of the most ambitious tunnel structures in the world. C...
29.09.2016 - Indonesia's largest international water and wastewater trade show - INDOWATER 2017 will be held again from 12-14 July 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center in conjunction with INDORENERGY and INDOWASTE.
15.09.2016 - In February 2016 construction company Bessac completed work on a protection tunnel in extremely difficult geology in South Florida. In just ten months and using a customized machine designed especially for the mission, a "Herrenknecht Combined Shield" (HCS, diameter 3.13 m), 1,613 meters were tunnelled adhering to the highest safety standards. A new sewer line was installed in the finish...
08.07.2016 - In just three months Australian drilling contractor Dunstans Construction Group installed a 700-meter-long pipeline in Anglesea (Victoria). A 250 tonne HDD Rig from Herrenknecht played a key role in the achievement. Within a very short time the construction crew built a sea outfall with the machine, as well as pulling in the pipeline all the way back to the local water treatment plant.
08.07.2016 - 2x DITCH WITCH JT 2020 Mach 1 year of manufacture 2010, working hours approx. 3.500 hours.  Including set of rods and basic accessories (sonde-housing, drill-head, set of backreamer,) and Subsite TK 8500 detection system   Good condition   1x Hook-container including mixing unit. Container prepared for transport of Ditch-Witch JT 2020 rig.   Prices upon ...
01.07.2016 - The HexelOne® High-Pressure Pipe System has been certified by the DVGW for gas and drinking water applications. The thus approved use of this plastic pipe system in high-pressure settings enables users to benefit from two kinds of cost-saving potentials in the context of high-pressure applications which previously could only be achieved for low-pressure applications: The corrosion resistance o...
29.06.2016 - On 21 April 2016, MC-Bauchemie Russia celebrated the official opening of a new plant in the Samara region with over 200 guests attending, including employees, customers and political representatives such as regional Minister of Construction, Oksana Anatolevna Bistrova.
29.06.2016 - For many years, when smaller drainage and sewer pipelines have required repair due to deterioration and/or leakage, it has been necessary to either remove the old pipe and replace it with new or insert a lining into the existing pipe.
29.06.2016 - A total of 540 participants from 52 different countries convened in Berlin to share expert knowledge within the framework of the 11th Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc). The event took place from 23 to 25 May 2016 and was held this year, for the first time, together with the inaugural Pipe and Sewer Conference (PASC).
27.06.2016 - Climate change, for much of the past two decades if not more, has been a driving factor behind the push to increase electrical power production by renewable, non-fossil fuel means. This has seen a meteoric rise in the number of wind turbine and solar farm developments all across the UK and many other parts of the world.
21.06.2016 - The A556 Knutsford to Bowden Improvement Scheme, being undertaken by Costain for its client Highways England and recently awarded the accolade of ‘Most Considerate Project’ from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, is a project valued at an estimated cost of between £165 million to £221 million. The road improvements are designed to cover a 4.5 mile (7.5 km) section which w...
15.06.2016 - With Expert Proof one, MC-Bauchemie has developed a single-component bitumen- and solvent-free structural sealant that can be applied on site straight from the drum without any mixing or priming. Aside from the ensuing savings in both time and money, this new reactive waterproofing compound also impresses with its outstanding technical properties. It is highly flexible, crack-bridging and resistan...
03.06.2016 - Trenchless Romania is the region most important event dedicated to trenchless technologies, that aims to present all inovations in the latest technologies for installation and refurbishment of underground utilities. The event was supported by RoSTT (Romanian Society for Trenchless Technologies) and GSTT (German Society for Trenchless Technologies). 
01.06.2016 - Conventional coatings are often inadequate when it comes to satisfying a combination of different requirements – such as emphasising the character of the concrete, adding colour to a structure's surfaces, providing anti-graffiti protection or additional crack bridging. With MC-Color, MC-Bauchemie has developed a completely new surface protection programme comprising three product lines a...
09.05.2016 - One month to go until the IFAT 2016 in Munich! Between May 30th and June 3rd, the No. 1 global innovations platform and trade fair for environmental technology will again attract more than 135,000 visitors and over 3,000 exhibitors from all over the world to the Messe München exhibition center. Furthermore, the IFAT celebrates its 50th birthday this year – and as one of the longstanding...
09.05.2016 - Heathrow Airport is famous the world over as the UK’s premier international airport. Some 80 airlines fly from Heathrow direct to over 180 destinations worldwide carrying on average around 200,000 passengers per day into and out of the UK from its five terminal buildings and the site still has plans for expansion. Of course to ensure the smooth running of such a huge undertaking require...
27.04.2016 - IFAT ist he world’s leading trade for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management. The emphsis is on strategies and solutions for sustainably using resources. The innovative solutions from TRACTO-TECHNIK for the trenchless installation and renewal od supply and disposal pipelines contribute significantly to this.
11.04.2016 - McElroy’s MegaMc® 1600 fusion machine was selected to fuse pipe in support of drought mitigation activities being undertaken by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. As a part of an ongoing initiative to preserve water resources during the West’s ongoing and historic drought, Reclamation is updating aged infrastructure to be able to achieve greater effi...
05.04.2016 - Register today for Canada’s premiere trenchless conference BRECKSVILLE, Ohio, U.S.A – Education often is heralded as one of the cornerstones to the growth of the trenchless industry. In Canada, one of the organizations leading the charge to further educate the industry, municipalities and all those who can benefit from trenchless technologies is the Centre for Advancement of Trenchl...
09.03.2016 - Ireland-based Underground Technical Services Ltd (UTS), the UK and Ireland dealer for Wiedemann enviro-tec, recently delivered a new Wiedemann recycler unit to Wellington-based Oneline Surveys Ltd in Somerset, UK. What is unique about the new unit for the UK is that it the first in the country to carry the Wiedemann SPUTNIK camera jetting system.
25.02.2016 - Themed "360° Trenchless Power" TRACTO-TECHNIK GmbH is presenting its complete range of trendsetting NODIG products and solutions for the trenchless installation and renewal of pipes at BAUMA 2016 in Munich.
23.02.2016 - Trenchless Romania Magazine is the First magazine in Romania focusing on Trenchless Technologies. Trenchless Romania Magazine will present machinery, products and services from international manufacturers and providers of no-dig solutions and all it’s related services.
16.02.2016 - Underground Technical Services Ltd (UTS) is very pleased to announce the opening of its newly-built showroom and trade counter at its premises in Dublin, Ireland. Whilst many existing customers have already visited and utilised the new facility, Mike Sheehy, managing director of UTS said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the rest of our existing customers and many new ones in due course....
05.02.2016 - Australian company Subsea Engineering Associates has won a major design and construction contract for the Baltic Gas Project. The scope of the contract includes at least 110 km of subsea pipelines, a major shore crossing, risers, platform tie-ins and general system engineering.
28.01.2016 - Three PE-HD DA 50 pipes were laid in the historic city centre of Dresden to accommodate glasfibre cables connecting domestic households to the new high-speed internet network (VSDL). To avoid any damage to the valuable road surfaces, the PE pipes were laid using trenchless technology in sections of 54, 112, 100 and 99 meter lengths. Customer M&M decided it was an ideal first job for their new ...
12.01.2016 - The Pilot Tube Seminar, which is held each year the day before the annual Microtunneling Short Course, has announced the final agenda. The seminar, set for Feb. 8 in Boulder, Colorado, covers all aspects of the specialty pilot tube trenchless installation methods presented by experts in the industry.
11.01.2016 - Now that's what you can call a literally great start of the year: HOBAS Pipe USA has recently shipped 122 m of DN 3000 CC-GRP jacking pipes to Denver, Colorado for the "33rd Street Outfall Project" which will soon be underway. The City and County of Denver chose HOBAS to supply the crossings in this large-scale stormwater sewer project. Thanks to their high strengths, HOBAS CC-GRP Pi...
18.12.2015 - TT-UK have recently been working as Project Partners with a number of utility companies to consult, conceive, design, manufacture and produce a range of innovative trenchless solutions to meet the individual partner’s needs and allow them to be promulgated throughout the UK’s utility network.
08.12.2015 - In November 2014, Brannan Construction Co. was asked to install a 36-in. steel casing beneath a BNSF rail line as part of a new 20-in. water line installation. The new 20-in. water line was being installed to replace an existing 20-in. water main that was not steel encased, and would not meet American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) standards for the new light rail l...
07.12.2015 - Samuel Ariaratnam, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng. recently received a pair of honors from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In September, Ariaratnam, Arizona State University (ASU) professor and chair of the construction engineering program in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment,was elected to the distinguished rank of Fellow of the ASCE. The organization bestow...
04.12.2015 - Recently the company ventured into new Pipe-Lining territory using, for the first time, UV cured lining on a project for client Peterborough City Council (PCC). The project known as Baxters Bridge was located near Newborough, a small hamlet and civil parish in the Peterborough district, in Cambridgeshire, UK. Newborough is situated about 4.6 miles (7.5 km) north of Peterborough. A crossroad near t...
17.11.2015 - The 23rd annual Microtunneling Short Course, the leading professional educational venue for contractors, owners and consulting engineers, will be held Feb. 8-11, 2016, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The University of Colorado (CU) offers state-of-the-art facilities, while Boulder provides a cosmopolitan and vibrant backdrop with a wealth of dining and entertainment options. Boulder is i...
12.11.2015 - Chuck Shafer, vice president engineering and construction at NiSource Inc., is the recipient of North American Oil & Gas Pipelines’ Pipeline Leadership Award. Shafer received the award Nov. 4, at the Pipeline Leadership Conference at the University of Denver, in Denver.
10.11.2015 - TEMPE, Arizona – Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and Benjamin Media Inc. are once again working together on the Horizontal Directional Drilling Academy (HDD Academy) and the agenda is set.