Pipe bursting is a well-established and proven method for replacement of an existing underground utility throughout the world. The growth of pipe bursting as a method of choice is directly related to the success of installations and the comfort level utility system owners have with the technology.
The city of Pewaukee, WI, recently upgraded its water supply system by spending $1.5 million to install 9,000 feet of 12-inch PVC water main. The city has two water systems, an East Side System and a West Side System.
Sixty feet below the surface of Sowashee Creek in east Mississippi lies a new section of pipeline – 1,640 feet of 36-inch American ductile iron pipe – installed with little more than a ripple’s impact on the waterway. This section of pipeline marks the longest length of this size ductile iron pipe ever installed using horizontal directional drilling (HDD).
Dura-Line Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based CHS Capital, has completed the acquisition of PolyPipe Holdings Inc. from the Halifax Group. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Dura-Line is a portfolio investment of CHS Private Equity V LP, a $1.3 billion investment fund. The Halifax Group is a private equity firm that partners with management to invest in growing entrepreneurial companies.
Radius Professional HDD Tools has launched a new e-commerce website (www.radiushdd.com) that offers a convenient way to purchase hundreds of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) tools and accessories.
URS Corporation and Flint Energy Services Ltd. announced that URS has completed its acquisition of Flint. Under the terms of the definitive agreement announced in February, Flint shareholders received $24.50 per share in cash for each Flint share. The total equity value paid by URS was approximately $1.24 billion.
MaxLiner, a manufacturer of a turnkey set of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) equipment, accessories and materials, has been featured in another episode of the Emmy Award-winning Ask This Old House television series. The MaxLiner system was also highlighted in a 2006 episode of This Old House, which featured the complete renovation of a 1916 East Boston home.
The Dromone Multi Lock Couplert allows operators to safely complete attachment changes without leaving the cab, and is specifically designed to address market concerns regarding coupler safety in relation to operator and site safety. The Multi Lock Coupler can be utilized in a wide range of ways with a wide range of machine types, allowing greater versatility.