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Replacing ageing metal gas pipes in London

Around 2,800 km of legacy metallic gas pipes in central London needed replacing, to better serve the growing population. While our GPS polyethylene (PE) Yellow pipes were suitable, the existing pipes approved for use in the UK gas industry were too small in diameter. We manufactured, tested, accredited and delivered a new 800 mm pipe, and trained more than 50 installers to insert them into the existing pipe structure for a cost-effective transformation.

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New water solutions

Modular systems and subassemblies are a growing area of innovation. In India, we successfully introduced a modular water storage system, using square water tanks that can be easily assembled to give municipalities greater flexibility in water storage capacity.

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Porquerolles in France – a sealine, a lifeline

We’ve built a “sealine” underwater aqueduct, carrying drinking water from the French mainland to the Mediterranean island of Porquerolles, which relies on a water tanker during the holiday season. Carried out in two stages to avoid disrupting the tourist trade, the aqueduct now provides an all-year supply.

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Big stride forward with hybrid sewage treatment plant

Our Bengaluru researchers have broken new ground in processing black and grey water.

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High demand for new infrastructure pipe

Our newly developed OPVC pipe allows safe water supply, providing excellent durability for high pressure water distribution as an alternative to metal pipes. We’ve upped production to meet demand as it has been specified by multiple states and supplied to the Indian government.

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Opti finds new stormwater customers

Opti, the US specialist in intelligent stormwater solutions we acquired in 2022, gained key new customers such as Walmart in 2023. Its cloud-based technology helps manage the potentially devastating effects of floods and extreme weather. 

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100% recycled - fully recyclable

Our Draincoil® corrugated subsoil drainage system tackles the problem of waterlogging after heavy rain. The pipe product is made of 100% recycled material, and is very flexible to prevent cracking. A circular solution, made in Australia for use in infrastructure and agricultural projects.

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Opti’s Walmart work wins top nature award

Walmart has used Opti’s cloud-based technology at three stores to manage stormwater discharges, with 77% less sediment, 60% less phosphorous and 39% less nitrogen flowing into local streams – work that won Opti the prestigious BlueTech Lighthouse award.

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A 100% recyclable wastewater disposal system

Working closely with customers and our Paris Research Hub, our French brand Nicoll has launched the first eco products using bio-resins made from salt and bio-ethylene instead of being derived from fossil fuels. The HOMETECH® silent wastewater disposal system is 80% bio-attributable PVC resin and 20% recycled plastic, making it 100% recyclable.

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Keeping hero brands in the frame

In New Zealand we ran digital marketing campaigns to engage with the end users of our high-margin, hero brands such as the Stratus Design Series® of coloured rainwater solutions and ARMA® rigid electrical conduit systems by Marley. The campaigns gave us high visibility as 2.3 million users spent over two minutes on average reading about our solutions.

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North America: IPEX launches new Bionax® pressure pipe

A new PVCO pressure pipe for sewer force main applications has been launched in Canada by our IPEX brand. Our Bionax® range is already used for transporting drinking water. But, with excellent fatigue resistance, it’s ideal for sewer applications and has already been deployed on several projects.

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Bringing customers the benefits of mixed reality

Ashirvad is using a new mixed reality solution to demonstrate Sewage Treatment Plant technologies to customers. The system, which uses Microsoft Hololens headsets, allows users to access 3D models of their project and get online help from our teams, while still being hands-free to operate systems.

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