UKWIR are calling for Expressions of Interest from potential contractors to work with our team to deliver the newly released Project, detailed below. Please work down the page, to review our requirements.
If you believe the project aligns with your organisations capabilities and you are interested in providing a tender for the work, you must first register an Expression Of Interest in working with us, by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.
We have a closing date for Expressions of Interest of 22/01/2021
After reviewing Expressions of Interest, UKWIR will select a number of potential contractors to be invited to tender for the project.
On average, across the UK water network, of the order 155-185 bursts per 1000 km per year are attended to. The vast majority of these repairs are carried out using traditional large excavations (suitable for working directly on the pipe) and with the repair either being a clamp or with the damaged section cut out and replaced. Due in part to the size of the excavation required, these repairs take significant time to organize and complete.
Minimal excavation or keyhole techniques such as core and vac are becoming more widely used in the gas industry (by companies like SGN17 and National Grid18) as the cost of traffic disruption increases and more pressure is put on companies to reduce street works. The water industry had been less proactive in adopting this technology; however, the similarities which exist between the two industries mean that it is likely the technology could be easily transferred.
To assess the current methods of carrying out minimal excavation repairs, identify the issues in transferring these technologies into the water industry and develop both a routemap and a functional specification that will facilitate application for suitable innovation funding and the successful deployment of such products.
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