Incledon is supplying 6 km of PE100 800 mm steel-reinforced spirally-wound HDPE pipe for the Tekwane South integrated human settlement project in the Nelspruit area. The project will accommodate 722 Breaking New Ground (BNG) houses and walk-up units for 500 households.
The sewer pipe forms part of the bulk infrastructure to be provided, and will run from Tekwane South Extension 2 to the wastewater treatment. The pipe is made from reinforced polyethylene, formed by integrating HDPE with steel strips, Incledon Nelspruit Sales Representative Michael Raath comments. The pipe itself is being manufactured by Amanzi Stairway of East London.
The three-year project began in 2015, and is scheduled for completion in 2018. The sewer-line component itself is expected to be completed over an eight-month period. The internal services phase has been completed, while the current bulk services are still ongoing. The housing component of the project is anticipated to commence in the next financial year.
Commenting on the benefits of the PE100 800 mm pipe, Raath points out that its expected lifespan is 50 to 100 years, far in excess of any traditional sewer pipe. Due to its high ring-stiffness-to-weight ratio, the pipe is also much lighter than any comparable plastic pipe with an equal ring stiffness.
Being lightweight, the pipe does not require heavy lifting equipment on-site during installation. The pipe is manufactured in 6 m and 12 m lengths to minimise the number of joints needed, while the joining operation itself literally takes five minutes. Another feature is that the pipe’s abrasion resistance is three to five times higher than both metal and concrete pipes.
“Incledon Nelspruit has positioned itself in the market as the primary one-stop fluid conveyance supplier in the Lowveld and Swaziland,” Raath comments. It is supplying a range of products, from 500 Class 12 UPVC pipe, reservoirs, and pump stations, to various projects such as the New Mapulaneng Hospital, the Makhudu Water Reticulation Project, the Sheba Siding Bulk Line, and various projects in Swaziland.
The branch is active in various market segments such as mining, engineering and civils, as well as agriculture. “We are geared in such a way that we have specialist sales people focusing on specific markets,” Raath explains.
Incledon Nelspruit currently holds supply agreements with Sembcorp Silulumanzi in Mbombela and Swazi Water Services Corporation. It subsequently carries a range of fluid conveyance products in order to service this specialised market. Furthermore, the branch has its own fleet of delivery vehicles to ensure prompt and efficient delivery to its customers.
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