Pipeline inspection specialist JD7, a subsidiary of Aquam Corp, has been awarded a framework contract with Scottish Water which will see it carry out condition assessments and inspect pipelines across Scotland.
The SR15 Pipeline Inspection & Condition Assessment Framework is for a period of six years, with an option to extend for a further six years. All materials and diameters of pipeline are included in the contract, which covers all regions of Scotland.
The deal is part of Scottish Water’s new Assess & Address approach to pipeline inspection, which aims to use the latest surveying techniques to drive down the cost of pipeline operation and maintenance, deliver improved overall asset life, and ensure that the right amount of budget is invested in the right area at the right time.
Stuart Hamilton, Managing Director for JD7 said,
“Scottish Water’s new Assess & Address approach is ahead of the curve and should be considered within other utility companies. We are confident our innovative pipeline inspection and condition assessment technologies will deliver the results they are looking for.”
JD7 has pioneered non-disruptive pressurised water main CCTV, acoustic and non-destructive testing (NDT) condition assessment technologies with support from the UK’s leading utility and private sector companies.