Aegion to rehabilitate steel water pipelines in Hong Kong

The Water Supplies Department of Hong Kong has selected Fyfe Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Aegion, for a contract to rehabilitate steel water pipelines across the New Territories of Hong Kong.

Under the three-year contract, which is valued at $12.9m, Fyfe will restore the steel water pipelines, with a diameter varying from 47in to 94in, and rehabilitate the region's 40-year-old water mains, which transports the majority of water from China to Hong Kong.

Fyfe Hong Kong vice president and general manager Jinsong Wang said the company will integrate other Aegion products and services, as well as add value to the project.

"We believe that Fyfe's engineering expertise, superior products and sophisticated project management capabilities will help ensure the successful completion of this project," Wang said.

The company will install its fibre-reinforced polymer material Tyfo Fibrwrap system to repair, restore, strengthen and retrofit the pipelines.

"This project has been awarded to Fyfe Hong Kong after a strenuous selection process," said Fyfe Asia senior vice president and general manager Sim Moh Wee.

"Many options for rehabilitation were considered and the Tyfo Fibrwrap system was selected due to system reliability and its flexible installation processes."

The restoration programme is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2012 and be completed in 2015.