In December last year, Incledon was commissioned to supply pipes and allied products to the civil engineering contractor responsible for developing the Orange River Bulk Water Supply scheme in Colesberg, Northern Cape. The bulk water supply line is being constructed to deliver potable water to over 2 000 newly developed homes in the area.
More than 16km of piping have been delivered to the project, including 11 455m of 500mm K9 Saint-Gobain ductile iron pipe and 5 185m of 500mm CL9 U-PVC pipe, as well as numerous AVK gate valves, butterfly valves, air valves and Klamflex pipe couplings.
Civil engineering construction company, Entsha Henra, began work on site in February 2011. The company’s contracts manager Bruce Blacklaws says that the water supply line is designed to pump water from the nearby Orange River to a water purification plant in Colesberg, from which it is distributed onward to the houses through an existing water supply network.
Blacklaws says Entsha Henra selected Incledon as the preferred supplier as it proved to be the most price-competitive option.
Incledon national product manager for civils, Kelly Wilson says that the ductile iron pipe being used in the Colesberg water supply line is imported from Saint-Gobain Pipelines, the world’s leading manufacturer of ductile iron pipe and fittings. He also points out that extensive on-site training was provided to the Entsha Henra team by Gordon Olfin, technical manager at Saint-Gobain South Africa.
“Incledon has been an exclusive distributor for Saint-Gobain Pipelines for the past four years and the company’s ductile iron pipes have proven to be the best on the market, meeting with ISO 9001 and EN 545 quality standards. The K9 ductile iron pipe offers added durability and reliability, due to an internal cement lining and an external zinc and bitumen coating. With an innovative spigot socket system, the product is also quick and easy to install,” he adds.
All Incledon’s supplies to the project have been managed through the company’s Bloemfontein branch.