• Notifications

    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Report B - Supplementary Report: MACKAY DATA, has been published.18d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Report B - Report on Deterioration Models for Asbestos Cement Water Mains, has been published.18d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Report A - Literature Review into Deterioration & Failure of Asbestos Cement Water Mains, has been published.18d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Forecasting Future Levels of Water Debt, has been published.24d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, The National Chemical Investigations Programme 2015-2020 - Volume 1 Part 2, has been published.30d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Best Practice For Trunk Main Flow Monitoring Areas: Interactive Guide, has been published.31d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Best Practice For Trunk Main Flow Monitoring Areas, has been published.31d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, UKWIR Carbon Accounting Workbook V14 – User Guide, has been published.38d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Workbook for operating operational GHG Emissions – Version 14, has been published.38d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Deriving a Best Value Water Resources Management Plan: Practitioner’s Guide, has been published.40d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Deriving a Best Value Water Resources Management Plan, has been published.41d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, WRMP 2019 Methods – Decision Making Process: Guidance, has been published.51d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Review of the UKWIR National Failures Database - System Specification, has been published.51d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Review of the UKWIR National Failures Database - User Requirements, has been published.51d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Review of the UKWIR National Failures Database - Business Case, has been published.51d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Review of the UKWIR National Failures Database, has been published.51d
    • New Newsletter Available - UKWIR Newsletter Issue 97Click to view the latest UKWIR newsletter56d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Quantifying and reducing direct greenhouse gas emissions from waste and water treatment processes., has been published.81d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, 86 June - July 2020, has been published.91d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Asbestos Cement water mains deterioration and failure prediction models, has been published.100d
    • New Newsletter Available - UKWIR Newsletter Issue 96Click to view the latest UKWIR newsletter123d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Long Term Performance of Plastic (PE) Pipes, has been published.124d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Long Term Performance of Plastic (PE) Pipes - Confidential, has been published.124d
    • New UKWIR report publishedWe are delighted to announce that our project final report, Pharmaceutical reduction at STWs – cost and effectiveness, has been published.143d
    • New Report Available - Impact of Customer-side Leakage ApproachesNew UKWIR Report published, Click to view online.161d
    • New Report Available - Ecological impact of other (non soluble reactive) phosphorus fractionsNew UKWIR Report published, Click to view online.164d
    • New Report Available - Understanding DBP formation: Interpretation of laboratory experiments to operational conditionsNew UKWIR Report published, Click to view online.165d
     
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UKWIR  Project open to expression of interest

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.

 

BQ02-E21- Transferring minimal excavation methods into the water industry

Specific Questions To Answer

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.

Project Aims to Achieve

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.

Contractor Tasks

  1. Global Technology Review
  2. Series of working groups and interviews with subject matter experts
  3. Final report

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