Insituform Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: INSU) has announced that United Pipeline Systems, a division of Insituform, has been awarded a large contract for the supply and installation of its Tite Liner HDPE solution in pipelines at the Sino Iron Ore project in Western Australia.

This contract expands the project for the Sino Iron Ore mine previously announced by Insituform in January 2010. The start date of United Pipeline Systems’ work on the original project was delayed until May 2011, when a new prime contractor was retained by the mine owner.

The large-scale magnetite iron ore project is the first of its kind in Australia and is the largest magnetite mining and processing operation in Australia. The installation of the Tite Liner product at this mine will protect over 36 miles of slurry and process water pipelines. Protecting new slurry and process water pipelines with the Tite Liner solution significantly extends the life of the pipeline.

Randy Egner, international general manager for United Pipeline Systems, said, “We are pleased to be working at the Sino Iron Ore Mine and commend the mine owner’s decision to protect and extend the life of these pipelines. Our crews have proven their expertise in installing in harsh, desert climates and will remain focused on completing this project as specified.”

Work on the project is expected to be completed by August 2011.

 

About Insituform Technologies Inc.

Insituform Technologies Inc. is a global leader in pipeline protection. Insituform provides proprietary technologies and services for rehabilitating sewer, water, energy and mining piping systems and the corrosion protection of industrial pipelines.

 

About United Pipeline Systems

United Pipeline Systems is a global leader in providing HDPE lining systems for internal pipeline protection. United has constructed and internally lined more than 13,000 km of pipelines on six continents since 1985. United developed the Tite Liner system, which protects steel pipelines from a variety of chemicals and abrasives through a broad range of temperatures and pressures.

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