Rehab News: Updates from Inland Pipe Rehabilitation, RS Technik, Corrpro, RIDGID and Insituform

September 2010 Vol. 65 No. 9
Pat Grogan, owner of Pat the Plumber of Topeka, KS, was randomly chosen to receive a $25,000 RIDGID prize package.

This term contract plays a significant and strategic role in restoring the structural integrity of the city’s collection system while reducing inflow and infiltration and eliminating sanitary sewer overflows.

Insituform also has begun work on a $17 million project for the Drainage Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Insituform was recently awarded two term contract renewals, which provide for the rehabilitation of wastewater pipelines located throughout the highly populated Central District and Mainland North District for three and five years, respectively.

It is expected that Insituform will install either Insituform CIPP or iPlus Composite on 4-inch to 84-inch diameter circular and box shape pipelines constructed of clay, concrete or brick. Some of these pipelines date back to the colonial years of Hong Kong. iPlus Composite, Insituform’s premium fiber-reinforced CIPP solution, provides both added strength and stability and is ideal for medium- to large-diameter pipelines.

In other company news, Insituform is opening an Insituform – Asia Pacific Headquarters in Singapore. In June, Singapore’s Economic Development Board presented Insituform with the Regional Headquarters Award.

Receiving this Regional Headquarters Award signifies Insituform’s confidence in Singapore as the hub for the Asia Pacific region – a vital part of Insituform’s global strategy and plan for growth. Daniel Cowan, Insituform vice president – Asia Pacific, said, “The opening of our Asia headquarters in Singapore will allow Insituform to continue to expand its reach in all Asian markets and to bring advances in technologies to meet the growing demand. Our recent acquisition of Insitu Envirotech (S.E. Asia) Pte Ltd. and large contract awards in Singapore further expanded Insituform’s trenchless rehabilitation business in Southeast Asia.”

Cowan continued, “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 (PUB), Singapore’s national water agency. Insituform’s proprietary trenchless products, including iPlus Infusion for sewer pipelines and the InsituMain System for water pipelines, are well suited for this market and should allow Insituform to significantly expand Insituform’s Southeast Asia operations. Singapore is becoming the technology hub for innovation in the water and wastewater sector.”