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First pipes arrive at Tees Valley project


The first lorry carrying new pipes has arrived to our Tees Valley water mains renewal project for our client Northumbrian Water.

The work is part of a £155m investment in Project Pipeline: County Durham and Tees Valley by our client.

The new pipes arrived in Teesdale, ready for the beginning of construction of the new pipeline that will connect Lartington Water Treatment Works with Gainford.

This is part of the first phase of the project, which will eventually connect across to Whorley Hill and Shildon. Farrans will be improving the underground network of water pipes, constructing a new 24km, 800mm diameter pipeline between Lartington Water Treatment Works and Shildon via Whorley Hill. The pipeline will cross underneath the River Tees and Alwent Beck to a depth of 50 metres.

The pipes are being brought in over the coming weeks, on a route designed to utilise major, rather than smaller roads, to avoid causing traffic issues on minor routes.

Phase two will extend the new pipeline across to connect with the Teesside network.

The investment will eventually ensure around 200,000 of Northumbrian Water’s customers in the south of the region continue to receive clean, clear and great tasting tap water every day.

Farrans has signed two contracts worth in the region of £100m with Northumbrian Water Limited to deliver improvement works which will provide a resilient supply of clean and clear water to its customers for decades to come. Find out more.