Rothwell Village West Branch Sewer


Asset Owner: City West Water
Client: Viadux
Contractor: Califam Constructions Pty Ltd
Pipe Spec:  700m x DN600 Fiberstrong Open Cut Pipe, PN1, SN10,000, with various fittings and structural adaptors.

Rothwell is a new community housing development under construction in Melbourne’s west. Global Pipe have recently delivered a 700m GRP Pipe section for a sewer connection to the new suburb. This first stage was installed using an Open Cut process. A separate section using Jacking Pipe was also installed with a bore under the road to connect to the existing sewer infrastructure. This carefully planned solution helped to minimise local disruption.

The Rothwell Community will feature six village-style neighbourhoods, each with its own distinct character and charm. Around 1700 homes will intertwine through a graceful assembly of landscaped walkways along waterways and framed by sweeping, shady tree canopies. Homes will be created to meet Rothwell’s specifically tailored design guidelines that ensure magnificent, attractive streetscapes are maintained well into the future.

Read more about the Rothwell development here.

Project Planning:
Global Pipe worked with Viadux and Califam Constructions 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. 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 Rothwell West Branch Sewer project. Global Pipe is supported by the expansive engineering resources of our international manufacturers Fiberstrong FW-GRP Pipe.

Manufacturing and Qualification:
Fiberstrong FW-GRP pipe is 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 Fiberstrong FW-GRP Pipe. The Rothwell West Branch Sewer site is located Melbourne’s West.

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 Viadux and Califam Constructions with comprehensive product support. We provided product technical training information and manufacturer guidelines to installers and supervisors.