PMP Utilities sees success at the Pipeline Industries Guild Awards 2024

21st June 2024

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We are thrilled to announce our success at the Pipeline Industries Guild Awards 2024, alongside our longstanding client, United Utilities.

Held at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, we received the award for ‘Utility Pipeline Project’, for our emergency repair work with United Utilities at the Longdendale Reservoirs, near Manchester.

After detecting a significant structural distress to the conduit, including root penetration, United Utilities engaged with us to give inspection, confined spaces entry management and design development support.

Aware that the reservoirs provided drinking water to the local community, our teams worked hard to ensure work was undertaken efficiently and effectively, keeping disruption to United Utilities customers to a minimum.

After deciding the best point of entry, our team undertook a man entry survey to ensure that there were no obstructions within the section between the Waste Treatment Works (WTW) and the damaged conduit. By undertaking the man entry survey, we were able to ensure the proposed liner pipe size could be accommodated.

Across PMP, our Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) trained operatives and supervisors ensure our enhanced expertise in confined-space and rope access work.

Following the survey, the design was then developed, with casters being incorporated on the exterior of the pipes to enable them to be manually wheeled into position.

We are delighted to have received recognition for this project, highlighting the strength of working collaboratively to achieve the highest results for our clients and their customers.

Speaking on the award, Antony Henshall, Area Director at PMP Utilities, said: “We are incredibly proud to receive this award for our work on the Longdendale Reservoirs project.

“This achievement underscores the strength of our partnership with United Utilities and our commitment to delivering effective solutions in critical situations. Our teams worked diligently to address the structural distress in the conduit, leveraging our expertise in confined spaces and rope access to ensure minimal disruption to the community's water supply. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved, and we look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts to provide the highest level of service to our clients and their customers.”