Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK
, part of leading international materials company, Saint-Gobain, is supplying South West Water with pipes and fittings for a new pipeline to deliver water from Beacon Hill service reservoir in Pinhoe to Cranbrook new town in East Devon.
In the project, costing more than £2 million, the 6.35km DN500 pipeline will serve mains water to 800 new properties in the Pinhoe area, 2,200 north of Black Horse and a further 6,500 properties at Cranbrook new town. Situated in the east of Exeter growth area, Cranbrook embodies a unique concept of a brand new low carbon community and will become one of the country’s leading sustainable developments,
According to Phil Green, Head of Technical Sales of Saint-Gobain PAM UK
, among the key benefits influencing the water company’s decision to opt for the Saint-Gobain PAM UK
solution was the protection provided by the company’s standard Natural pipes. This offered the ideal solution for corrosion protection across a variety of ground conditions. Also, the use of Saint-Gobain PAM UK
anchor gaskets eliminated the need to use concrete thrust blocks in remote and waterlogged access points.
He said: “Additional value-added services which had a significant effect on Saint-Gobain PAM UK
securing the work included our high level of design assistance and value engineering, both of which helped contractor Balfour Beatty
Utility Services (BBUSL) submit a competitive cost solution to South West Water. We worked closely with BBUSL at all times, attending design reviews and offering options in respect of supplier choice.”