Markus Janson, sales manager (left), and Jarle Hausberg, MD of Amiantit Norway.
Markus Janson, sales manager (left), and Jarle Hausberg, MD of Amiantit Norway.

Sydvatten supplies more than 900,000 Swedish residents with drinking water and the contract is one of the biggest pipe contracts for water supply ever awarded to GRP in Europe, according to Jarle Hausberg, MD of Amiantit Norway.

The companies plan to start the installation of the raw water pipeline in the summer 2015 and the pipes will be delivered in diameters of DN1400 and DN1600mm.

“Sydvatten wanted a non-corrosive pipe material that could provide a lifetime of more than 100 years. [...] While steel and concrete pipes often have issues with corrosion, research shows that composite pipes have a unique durability,” says Markus Janson, sales manager for the Swedish market in Amiantit Norway.

Composite research

The large contract was awarded shortly after Amiantit invested more than US$10 million in glass fiber composite pipe research in Norway.