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Primus Line repairs seaport pipeline

A Primus Liner has been installed in a pipeline at Cape Lambert, a port facility operated by Rio Tinto in the Pilbara region, Western Australia.

The existing HDPE potable water pipeline, which runs along and under one of the main roads into the port, required rehabilitation.

Due to its location, a dig-and-replace option was not viable as the port facility operates 24/7 and a part of the pipeline passes through areas of cultural heritage sensitivity where digging is not permitted.

For the rehabilitation, 1,500 m of Primus Liner DN 150 was installed with the lining in three sections, taking less than four days to complete.

The Primus Liner was installed in only four days.

Consisting of a flexible Kevlar® reinforced liner and specifically developed end fittings, Primus Liner is a flexible sliplining solution for the trenchless rehabilitation of pressure pipes.

Cape Lambert is a seaport exporting iron ore with an annual capacity to handle 80 million t.

For more information visit the Primus Line website.

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