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March Rehab News: New Austin Wastewater Tunnel, Insituform in Asia, DINJER Heads West and Kiely Wins Sewer Bid
Daniel E. Cowan, vice president – Asia Pacific for Insituform, said, “This acquisition further expands Insituform’s trenchless rehabilitation business in Southeast Asia, providing meaningful access to the Singapore and Malaysian rehabilitation markets and bolstering our operations in India, Hong Kong and Australia. The trenchless rehabilitation market in Singapore is experiencing significant growth as a result of a recently-initiated, four-year $295 million rehabilitation program announced by the Public Utility Board, Singapore’s national water agency. Insituform’s proprietary trenchless products, including iPlus Infusion for sewer pipelines and InsituMain for water pipelines, are well suited for this market and should allow Insituform to significantly expand Insitu S.E. Asia’s operations.”
Cowan further commented, “This acquisition also allows Insituform to expand its third-party CIPP tube sales into the Singapore market, which previously had been prohibited by the terms of the exclusive license agreement held by Insitu S.E. Asia. Insituform already has received orders for approximately 80 miles (approximately $1.7 million) of CIPP tube in Singapore. We believe that third-party tube sales will provide a meaningful contribution to this business in 2010 and beyond.”
Insitu S.E. Asia, an ISO 9001:2008 and OSHA 18001:2007 certified company, has provided trenchless rehabilitation services in Singapore for more than 15 years, most recently as a subsidiary of IJM Corporation Berhad, one of the largest contracting companies in Asia.
DINJER Heads West
Engineering firm Black & Veatch has approved Dinjer CMS-10K cementitious mortar and specified Dinjer SG Mastic epoxy for use in Cherry Hills Village Sanitation District’s manhole rehabilitation maintenance and repair contract. WBE Dorcas Inc.’s newest Dinjer certified installer, Quality Pipe Services of Denver, CO, was chosen as the district’s maintenance contractor. Quality Pipe Services began their maintenance and repair contract in June 2009, repairing benches and inverts with Dinjer CMS-10K and applying Dinjer SG Mastic to all newly installed manholes. This maintenance and repairs contract is expected to run through 2010, with annual renewals as budget allows. “We chose to use the Dinjer products due to the ease of application, it’s ability to gain strength and cure quickly, and overall product quality,” said Scott Riley, Quality Pipe Services crew chief.