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Amaroo sewer project steams ahead in Australia

News International-French

11 Feb 2016

The 8.5 km sewer is part of an AU$130 million project to expand vital sewage infrastructure in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor.

After starting construction in June 2015, the installation of the Amaroo main sewer is progressing in leaps and bounds.

Key stakeholders in the project include client Yarra Valley Water, head contractor John Holland, manufacturer pipe RPC Pipe Systems and pipe supplier Iplex Pipelines.

The size and scale of the Amaroo sewer is significant; upon completion it will surpass the Woolloongabba S1 Sewer to become the longest pipe jacking of GRP pipe in Australia.

The project is notable for its use of the Flowtite glass reinforced plastic pipe (GRP), which is being manufactured by RPC Pipe Systems in Adelaide and supplied by Iplex Pipelines through an exclusive distribution agreement with RPC Pipe Systems.

Since late 2013, Iplex Pipelines has supplied Flowtite Jacking pipes for 13 projects throughout Australia.

While Fowtite GRP jacking pipes have yet to be used on a project of this size and scale in Australia, John Holland’s Project Engineer Cameron Woodgate is confident in the pipe’s strength and suitability for the project.

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