major tunnelling deal 'sealed'
- a customer in North America required a reliable Ring Joint system in an 18‐foot diameter underground tunnel
- Aalberts integrated piping systems provided an innovative product that enables higher pressures to run through the tunnel without the need to upsize the wall thickness of the pipe
- teamwork played a key role on a project with an extremely tight timeline
"We are delighted to be able to provide assistance on such a large-scale tunnelling project in the United States," says Phillip Merino, business development director at Aalberts integrated piping systems. "We provided the customer, who had successfully used our systems previously for other projects, with the ring joint system. This is an innovative product line that enables a stronger and more secure joint throughout the tunnel while maintaining the full thickness of the pipe. As well as offering engineering advantages, this also leads to significant financial savings."
Yet reliability and engineering benefits weren’t the only reasons the ring joint system was chosen, Phillip says. "The customer told us that they would not be able to grow their business at the rate they have without our involvement as part of their overall solution, because we are quick to respond, trustworthy, and always have the customer’s best interests at heart. And our teamwork and customer-first attitude are outstanding. The timeline was extremely tight on this project, yet there was tremendous coordination between the customer, our sales team in the United States, and our APAC team, all of whom responded with a sense of urgency and responsibility. This attention to detail is what has kept the production ahead of schedule.”
Providing exemplary service will help ensure we continue to prosper on future projects, large and small. This partnership has proven to be a winning formula!