South African water pipeline project to be ready by mid-2015

Western-aqueductA 14 km water pipeline from the Inchanga Station to Ashley Drive in South Africa’s Kwa Zulu Natal province is expected to be ready by mid-2015

Ednick Msweli, head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS), stated that it was the city’s biggest ever bulk water pipeline project, which was proceeding in accordance with the project plan.

The upcoming water pipeline is part of the two contracts worth US$157mn under the Western Aqueduct project. It comprises two seven km segments, which are being completed by Cycad Pipelines and WK SA Construction.

The Western Aqueduct is expected to strengthen the capacity of bulk water supply to meet the needs of the greater eThekwini region for the next 30 years. The project has been designed and is being monitored by the Knight Piesold-Naidu Consulting-Royal Haskoning DHV JV.

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