July Rehab News: Instituform wins $6.5M Contracts, CertainTeed replaces failing sewer

July 2010 Vol. 65 No. 7

Insituform wins contracts
Insituform Technologies has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $6.5 million from the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District in Knoxville, TN. These contracts mark the first time Insituform will work with Hallsdale-Powell, which will fund the projects with a state revolving fund loan secured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Insituform will rehabilitate approximately 25 miles of sewer pipelines with its cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) technology. The project is expected to be completed by June 2011.

Insituform will partner with Hallsdale-Powell Utility District as well as the engineering firm, Jordon Jones and Goulding, to inform the residents of the Knoxville area about the project and the benefits of the rehabilitation efforts.

Work on this project by Insituform’s crew based in Knoxville has already begun. A minority-owned business will provide the open-cut work and pipe bursting for a portion of the project. Additional contractors from Tennessee will provide the required manhole rehabilitation, lateral rehabilitation, pipe bursting and closed-circuit television inspection services as subcontractors to Insituform.

Insituform also has renewed its term contract with the city of Richmond, VA, and the city of London, Ontario, Canada.

Valued at up to $8.1 million, this is the third year of a five-year renewable contract and marks one of Insituform’s largest contracts to date from the city of Richmond.

Insituform first worked with Richmond in the mid-1980s. Under this contract, Insituform will rehabilitate small- and large-diameter wastewater pipelines with Insituform’s CIPP.

In addition to self-performing the CIPP installations, Insituform will utilize locally owned subcontractors to perform CCTV, manhole rehabilitation and other utility services.

The London, Ontario contract is valued at $6.2 million and is the largest trenchless sewer rehabilitation project in the city’s history. Nearly $2 million of the 2010 project is being funded through Canada’s Stimulus Funding Infrastructure Renewal Program. Including the successful completion of a $5.9 million term contract in 2009, Insituform has been awarded over $12 million in work with the city of London in the past two years.

Work on this project is expected to be completed by December 2010. Insituform CIPP will be used to rehabilitate nearly 25 miles of wastewater pipelines up to 48-inches in diameter.