WBHO Pipelines has again won the Joop van Wamelen award of excellence for the active promotion, development and implementation of trenchless technology in South Africa. The award was presented at the annual general meeting of the South African Society for Trenchless Technology held in Johannesburg on the 18th of February 2014.
The winning project consisted of the installation of 18km of HDPE piping using trenchless methods and the award was made largely due to the fact that an alternative offer was submitted at tender stage to use trenchless technology and accepted by the client. The successful implementation of the project has convinced the client, Overstrand Municipality that trenchless construction is the preferred method of replacing old pipes. Subsequently WBHO Pipelines has been awarded the next stage of the project which commenced in April 2014. The award was previously won by Insitu Pipelines in 2011 for the Greenpoint Irrigation Pipelines and in 2012 for the Alexandra Sewer Rehabilitation Project