New Zealand team steams ahead at Moa Point
- by Emma Timbrell
- April 27, 2020
Our NZ team is in the process of performing the longest and largest diameter sewer pipeline relining that the country has seen as part of their works for Wellington Water. This is of particular significance, as much of New Zealand’s construction industry has come to a halt as a result of stringent COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
Being classified as an essential service has allowed our crews to continue their work, which involves lining pipelines with sharp bends. Their ability to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions whilst delivering the works demonstrates their willingness to be flexible and committed.
When these works were awarded, our NZ crew expected assistance from our Victorian team in the form of Rotaloc experience. When travel restrictions prevented this, they used the video conferencing capabilities of Microsoft Teams to undertake the training remotely. The session, run by Boris Gralijuk and Nick Roth, was a great success and has allowed the project to continue as scheduled.
Featured in the image gallery is our New Zealand team, sticking in their Interflow “bubble” per New Zealand’s COVID-19 regulations. Due to the nature of their work, they are permitted to work within close proximity to each other, whilst distancing themselves from others (including customers, subcontractors and the public) during this time.