Newport Development Kippa-Ring Salinity Rising Main

Global Pipe recently provided engineering solutions for this large-scale open trench installation north of Brisbane including project pipe layout design, pipe fitting design and managed complex logistics in relation to the supply of the pipe. After reviewing the project specifications Global Pipe selected Fiberstrong® Fibreglass Reinforced Polyester Pipes. Fiberstrong® is a corrosion-resistant pipe system which can be used in aboveground and underground installations and is ideal for coastal areas. 

Location: Newport, Queensland

Developer: Stocklands

Contractor: Hall Contracting Pty Ltd

Project Details: DN1200 Fiberstrong FW-GRP Pipe SN10,000, PN6 – Global Pipe supplied 310m of DN1200 Fiberstrong pipe to the Newport Salinity Rising Main, along with various GRP fittings.

Project Background:
The Stockland housing development at Newport on the Redcliffe Peninsula north of Brisbane is a new waterside suburb which includes a 22-hectare man-made lake which will be the centrepiece of the $590 million community. Excavating earth for the 14-metre deep non-tidal lake has been a mammoth project – with about two million cubic metres of earth to be excavated and around 160 personnel on site and 60 earthmoving machines in operation daily. Construction of the lake is expected to be completed by late 2018.

The project required major infrastructure works including a major stormwater and sewer network, sewerage pump station, water reticulation works, a sewer rising main, salinity rising main and the construction of a lock and weir.

Project Planning:
Global Pipe worked with Hall Contracting and Engineers to assess the project requirements and create a seamless transition from planning and specification, to construction and project delivery. Global Pipe’s expert team studied the feasibility of the project, to determine the use of Fiberstrong FW-GRP Pipe systems. After reviewing the project’s specifications, Global Pipe found a solution targeted to the project and then detailed the logistical solutions which would ensure the success of the project.

Engineering and Design:
Our highly qualified in-house team of mechanical and civil engineers provided comprehensive technical support, engineering and design services at all stages of the Newport Development Kippa-Ring Salinity Rising Main project. Global Pipe is supported by the expansive engineering resources of our international manufacturers Fiberstrong.

Manufacturing and Qualification:
Fiberstrong Pipe Systems are certified to Australian standards. To meet these standards, stringent manufacturing inspection and testing is carried out, including raw material qualification, stiffness testing and dimensional verification.

Supply and Logistics:
Global Pipe provided a complete transport, freight logistics, warehousing and distribution solution to supply the Fiberstrong GRP Pipes. The Newport Development Kippa-Ring Salinity Rising Main site is located north of Brisbane – the timely transport and delivery of pipes were critical.

Project Management and Supervision:
Global Pipe’s team of engineers provided dedicated technical support throughout the project lifecycle – ensuring engineering challenges were dealt with immediately to minimise risk and maximise peace-of-mind for all project stakeholders.

Training and Support:
Global Pipe provided Hall Contracting with comprehensive product support. We provided product technical training information and manufacturer guidelines to installers and supervisors.