New Primus Line Installation in ‘Picture Perfect’ Nelson, New Zealand
- by Emma Timbrell
- May 27, 2022
In mid-May, our WA crew headed over to New Zealand to help complete a job in Nelson. The job was big for our team, with plans for the project ongoing since 2019.
Partnering with local contractors Chings, Beca, and the Nelson Council, the project consisted of the rehabilitation of a previously abandoned pressured sewer line that hadn’t been used since 2007. Through our discussions, we collectively settled with Primus Line as the best solution for the job.
Throughout the project, crews had some challenges to overcome. Firstly, with communication. Working with different Interflow crews and partners meant that communication throughout planning and project delivery had to be spot on.
The highlight of the project was that our Primus Line solution was able to be installed over a 1.1km length in one continuous pull. This makes it the longest pull of DN500 Primus Line ever in both Australia and New Zealand. The single pull was necessary as the pipeline crossed a large section of water between the two entry points.
Additionally, as the pipeline we rehabilitated ran underwater, crews operated with specialised equipment and great caution to not have any spillage into the surrounding bay peninsula in order to protect Hamilton’s pristine coastline.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the Nelson project! We look forward to more amazing projects like this as our New Zealand business continues to grow.
Contributors: John Adamo & Will Zillmann