March Newsline: Gas Line Fire Destroys Home, Dark Fiber in D.C., New Water Infrastructure Funds and More

March 2010 Vol. 65 No. 3

Rain for Rent designed a 67 MGD system consisting of six DV-400 16-inch Power Prime pumps with a standby pump and approximately 4,200 feet of 18-inch HDPE pipe. Upon award, the Rain for Rent team immediately went to work transferring in the pumps and pipe from other branch locations. Rain for Rent was able to save the customer time and money because the pumps and pipe were already located within the region.

The system was installed utilizing six individual lines of the 18-inch HDPE pipe (approx. 700 feet each). Two lines were run to each of the three clarifiers. Due to weight limitations of the catwalks, one line was placed on each catwalk of the clarifiers while the second line was fastened to the outer wall.

The system ran smoothly with no problems for the three-week duration of the project. The customer was impressed with both the Rain for Rent equipment and the crew. The job was completed on time and on budget, winning the confidence of the wastewater treatment plant personnel, and the contractor that replaced the failing gates.

Corrpro receives task order under U.S. Navy contract
Corrpro Companies Inc., a subsidiary of Insituform Technologies Inc., announced that it has received a $3.6 million task order from the United States Navy. This order was received under an existing Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract valued at up to $8.0 million per year. The U.S. Navy has the option to renew the contract, which expires in September 2010, for up to four years at a value of up to $8 million per year.

The task order requires Corrpro to perform engineering services as well as design and installation of cathodic protection systems, field inspections and surveys in military installations worldwide. It is expected that the majority of the work will be located in the United States, Japan, Korea and the South Pacific Islands. Other locations may include military installations in Western European countries. Corrpro has worked with the U.S. Navy on similar projects for more than 15 years.

As the general contractor, Corrpro will work with several subcontractors, including locally-owned small businesses, minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses.

Corrpro will begin work on this project immediately and expects to complete this portion of the work by August 2010.

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