Insituform Technologies Inc. recently announced that it was awarded two sewer rehabilitation contracts in Delhi, India, totaling $35.1 million and creating the largest municipal sewer project in the company’s history.
The Delhi Jal Board (DJB) awarded the contracts to Insituform’s India joint venture on Nov. 28, 2007, as part of the city’s three-year plan to spend approximately $1 billion to rehabilitate a sewer system that serves a population of almost 14 million people. Insituform anticipates participating with DJB on additional projects as the process continues.
Combined, the contracts involve rehabilitating 13,830 m of large-diameter sewer lines including: 6,790 m valued at $17.5 million and 7,040 m valued at $17.6 million. The work was to begin in January 2008 and must be completed by January 2010.
“These two projects constitute a tremendous step forward for Delhi in the modernization of its sewer system, and we are thrilled to participate in this vital process that will contribute positively to public health,” said Daniel E. Cowan Sr., Insituform vice president of strategic business initiatives.
“As the largest project we have undertaken thus far, in North America or internationally, this award significantly advances Insituform’s strategic plan for expanding our geographic footprint. Insituform is committing substantial resources to this strategic imperative addressing drinking water as well as wastewater,” he said. “We have recently opened our Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. We have assigned key executives across the Asia-Pacific region to ensure that we deliver the trenchless technologies that meet the region’s drinking water and sewer infrastructure needs and challenges.”
Insituform is currently performing its first large-diameter sewer rehabilitation project in India for the New Delhi Municipal Council. The company will begin the DJB project immediately upon completion of the New Delhi Municipal project. Insituform has partnered with Subhash Projects & Marketing Ltd, one of India’s largest water, waste, and power infrastructure companies, to complete the New Delhi Municipal project and the DJB projects and to implement the company’s plans to expand throughout India.