Saint-Gobain PAM supplies South West Water

Saint-Gobain PAM UK supplies South West Water with ductile pipes and fittings for new £2m pipeline serving Cranbrook New Town

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading international materials company, Saint-Gobain, is supplying South West Water with pipes and fittings for a new pipeline to deliver water from Beacon Hill service reservoir in Pinhoe to Cranbrook New Town in East Devon.

In the project, costing more than £2 million, the 6.35km DN500 pipeline will serve mains water to 800 new properties in the Pinhoe area, 2,200 north of Black Horse and a further 6,500 properties at Cranbrook.

Situated in the east of Exeter growth area, Cranbrook embodies a unique concept of a brand new low carbon community and will become one of the country’s leading sustainable developments.

According to Phil Green, Head of Technical Sales of Saint-Gobain PAM UK, among the key benefits influencing the water company’s decision to opt for the Saint-Gobain PAM UK solution was the protection provided by the company’s standard Natural pipes. This offered the ideal solution for corrosion protection across a variety of ground conditions. Also, the use of Saint-Gobain PAM UK anchor gaskets eliminated the need to use concrete thrust blocks in remote and waterlogged access points.

He said: “Additional value-added services which had a significant effect on Saint-Gobain PAM UK securing the work included our high level of design assistance and value engineering, both of which helped contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Services (BBUSL) submit a competitive cost solution to South West Water. We worked closely with BBUSL at all times, attending design reviews and offering options in respect of supplier choice.”

Saint Gobain PAM UK Ltd
Tel: 0115 930 5000

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 20

Summer 2020 // Issue 53
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