Ramsgate Sewer System Upgrade

integral projects
Ramsgate, Kent
South East
Large Diamater Pipes
Morrison Utility Services and Galliford Try joint venture known as MGjv
Southern Water
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    As part of Southern Water’s next stage of investment in upgrading the sewer system in Ramsgate. Saint-Gobain PAM UK has supplied ductile iron pipe from its Integral range together with an anchorage system. The company’s pipework and anchorage system were specified by the Morrison Utility Services and Galliford Try joint venture known as MGjv.

    In a £3 million initiative, Southern Water is replacing a long stretch of wastewater pipe to help protect the environment and ensure wastewater is removed effectively. Currently, a pipeline runs along the seafront carrying wastewater from the Ramsgate catchment to Southern Water’s wastewater treatment works, serving 94,000 people in the St Margaret's Bay, Kingsdown, Deal, Sandwich and Ramsgate areas. When completed, the new diverted route for the pipe line will see the rising main diverted away from the seafront.

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    Commenting on the project, Ewald Smit, Site Manager for MGjv said: “I found working with Saint-Gobain PAM on my project made things easier, quicker and lowered my costs.  The early project cooperation with the technical department of Saint-Gobain proved invaluable.  The technical department visited the site prior to the start of the project to inspect existing old pipework, and recommended the most suitable internal and external linings for the new pipeline, proposing possible savings by out-designing the need for anchor gaskets at every joint. The department ensured best practice installation via on-site training on the day of pipe delivery.  Particularly helpful was Saint-Gobain’s flexibility: tender change requests were processed immediately, which significantly helped at the funding stage, and the possibility to reserve pipes meant the lead time reduced by 50%, preventing installation delays. A very good experience with an all-round good supplier.” 
    Saint-Gobain PAM UK’s Integral pipe system features push-fit joints that may be either non restrained or self-restrained. For the Ramsgate project a 600mm pipe was specified for the majority of the scheme with some 700mm also used. Alongside the 600mm version, the company provided special gaskets to ensure pipework stability under pressure, thereby negating the need for thrust blocks.
    In addition to having completed installation training on site for this particular scheme, Saint-Gobain PAM UK has also replaced pipework last year on behalf of Southern Water at one of its pumping stations.
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