Challenging task has silver lining

DRAINAGE engineers from Lanes Group completed the lining of a drainage pipe nearly one kilometre long on behalf of a contractor working for Scottish Water.

The project involved installing five separate liners in a surface water pipe across farmland near Kelso in the Scottish Borders.

Lanes was commissioned to carry out the lining works by aBV, a joint venture of Amey and Black & Veatch. Lanes business development manager David Beveridge said, “By using our latest ultraviolet (UV) light cured in place pipeline (CIPP) technology, we could line the pipe in the shortest possible time, with least disruption, and with the most sustainable outcome for our client.”

The task was to line an 876m-long and 300mm-diameter perforated surface water pipe running across fields from the village of Stichill towards the town of Kelso. The pipe had been laid many years before with the intention of allowing surface water to drain into the farmland. A change of use and new standards meant the pipe had to be sealed.