Pipeline Rehabilitation

Michigan panel seeks details on Great Lakes pipeline tunnel plan

A Michigan regulatory panel said Thursday that it needs more information about safety risks before it can rule on Enbridge Energy's plan to extend an oil pipeline through a tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes.

Intersect Bore Through Marshland Succeeds in Frigid Temps

Last winter, in bitterly cold temperatures and snowy conditions, Ellingson Contracting Inc. (ECI) completed a difficult, 4,075-foot-long horizontal directional drill (HDD) intersect crossing of a swampy area in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to install 30-inch diameter steel pipe.

Federal agency accepting applications for pipeline, natural gas infrastructure improvement grants

The program offers nearly $200 million in grants annually over the next five years to improve the safety of high-risk, leak-prone natural gas distribution infrastructure and create good-paying jobs, with an emphasis on benefiting underserved communities.

LightRay Launches an Enhanced UV Technology for Pipeline Rehab

LightRay adds the LRI System to its product lineup that is a simple design, allows complete operator control, rapid system deployment and a faster curing process for rehabilitating pipelines.

Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Tunnel Permits Approved

The Great Lakes Oil Pipeline replacement has been approved by Michigan's environmental agency.

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation Announces Acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation announced it has completed the acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors.

Michigan Governor Announces $500 Million Water Infrastructure Plan

The governor of Michigan has announced a $500 million dollar plan to upgrade the state's water and wastewater infrastructure.

Study Predicts $52 Billion in Water Utility Trenchless Technology Investments over Next Decade

A new study by Bluefield Research expects the economic recession combined with aging water infrastructure across the country will spur over $50 billion in trenchless technology investments.

Ulliman Schutte, Brown and Caldwell Awarded Sewer Rehabilitation Contract in D.C.

Ulliman Schutte and Brown and Caldwell have been awarded a contract by DC Water to rehabilitate a key component of Washington D.C's sewer system.

Aegion Corporation Wins $8 Million Texas Wastewater Rehab Contract

Insituform, a subsidiary of Aegion, announced it has been awarded an $8 million large-diameter wastewater pipeline rehabilitation contract in Southwest Texas.

Aegion Awarded Wastewater Rehabilitation Contract in Maryland

Insituform, a subsidiary of Aegion, announced it has been awarded a wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation contract in Maryland.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $33 Million for Natural Gas Pipeline Retrofitting Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced over $30 million in funding to develop technology to rehabilitate aging natural gas pipelines.

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Utility & Communications Construction Update

The spread of the coronavirus has upended almost every staple of U.S. life, and businesses have no sense of what the next two weeks, much less the next two months, could look like. With these themes as the backdrop, there are some takeaways we can share for planning the next six months, as we consider both oil and the spread of the coronavirus.

Ameren Illinois Continues to Modernize With $8.5 Million Gas System Projects

Ameren Illinois announced additional updates to its natural gas system with $8.5 million in replacement projects scheduled for completion by late October in Springfield and San Jose.

EPA Announces $40 Million Water Infrastructure Loan to Toho Water Authority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $40 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Toho Water Authority in Kissimmee, Florida.

New Record for Gas Main Relining

With rehabilitation of a 620-foot-long segment of 42-inch-diameter gas main last summer, New Jersey contractor Progressive Pipeline Management (PPM) broke its own world record for the largest size natural gas pipe to be rehabilitated with Starline cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner.

HDR Publishes Guide for Condition Assessment, Rehabilitation of Water/Wastewater Infrastructure

HDR has developed Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation Guide, a 40-page booklet that outlines tools and technologies for inspection, assessment and renewal of water and wastewater infrastructure.

Quadex’s Stag Technologies Division Transitioning into Materials Development Group

As part of its long-term growth strategy, Quadex LLC, a division of the Vortex Companies, is renaming and positioning its Stag Technologies division as its Materials Development Group.

Perma-Liner Rolls Out Road Shows, New Product for Tackling Infrastructure Rehab

With aging infrastructure and broken sewer lines being common themes that more and more communities are experiencing, Perma-Liner Industries LLC hosted events to share innovative, trenchless technology, and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to tackle these issues in the least disruptive manner.

Enbridge Installing Supports for Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Enbridge says it has begun installing steel supports on an oil pipeline in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac, where erosion has created a gap between the line and the lake bottom.

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Aegion Corporation Awarded $5.7 Million Wastewater Pipeline Rehabilitation Contract in Montgomery, Alabama

Aegion Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Insituform Technologies, LLC, has been awarded a $5.7 million wastewater pipeline rehabilitation contract in Montgomery, Alabama.

ClockSpring|NRI Adds Milliken Infrastructure Solutions to its Portfolio

ClockSpring|NRI has acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, previously a subsidiary of Milliken & Company.

Rehab Method Protects Pipeline Seams from Corrosion—and Floats

For the rehabilitation of a drinking water pipeline in the district of Aalen, 124 miles northeast of Munich, Germany, the DENSO Group Germany protects weld seams from corrosion quickly and efficiently using a new laying method that floats in water.

EPA Announces $2.6 Billion in Availability for Water Improvement Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $2.6 billion in new funds to assist states, tribes and territories with improving drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across the country.

Unusual Sliplining Solutions Developed on Los Angeles Project

Rehabilitating or replacing large-diameter sewer lines in heavily populated areas always is a challenge: heavy traffic complicates work and causes disruptions and traffic delays, creating a ripple affect extending far beyond the construction zones.

EPA Announces New WIFIA Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the availability of funding to provide an estimated $6 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans in 2019.

Michigan Governor Halts Great Lakes Oil Pipeline Tunnel

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered state departments and agencies to take no further action on legislation enacted in late 2018 authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath lakes Huron and Michigan.

Miami-Dade Almost Out of Money for Federally Mandated Sewage System Upgrades

Miami-Dade County, Fla., is on the brink of running out of money to pay for federally mandated upgrades to its outdated sewage system. This revelation comes just days after more than 700,000 gallons of sewage dumped into Biscayne Bay from the last remaining pump station yet to be scheduled for repairs.