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NZ trenchless project wins award

Pipeline & Civil congratulated Buller District Council and its lead contractor, directional drilling and piping specialist Hadlee and Brunton Ltd, for winning the award.

The project scope was to build a continuous, end-to-end gravity flow pipeline using the existing Westport Water tunnel system.

Now completed, the pipeline will convey raw water from the existing Giles Creek south branch intake to the existing reservoir ponds thanks to polyethylene pipe (PE) connections, tunnel lining and the directional drilling of a collapsed tunnel.

Presented at the NZ Water Conference held in Hamilton last month, the Pipeline & Civil Project Award recognises excellence in delivery of a project as well as the contribution of various parties to the final outcome.

Hadlee and Brunton Director David Brunton said the company used the Utility Innovations Services (UIS) Power Handler™ to handle the PE pipe, a “revolutionary excavator attachment” that changed the way large pipes and ducts could be handled on and off site.

The power handler was supplied by Blick Group, demonstrating the strong level of collaboration on the project.  

Pipeline & Civil Construction Manager Andrew Deans presented the award on the evening to the winners.

For more information visit the Pipeline & Civil website.

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