Hobas awarded contract in Honolulu (with related video)
Hobas Pipe USA is supplying centrifugally cast fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipe to the city and county of Honolulu for the Kaneohe-Kailua Wastewater Conveyance Tunnel project. This gravity sewer tunnel will convey wastewater flows from Kaneohe to Kailua while providing wastewater storage to help prevent overflows, especially during heavy rainfall events. More than 90 percent of the Kaneohe-to-Kailua tunnel will be deeper than 100 feet. The project will require more than four miles of the company’s pipe in various sizes.
A total of 16,000 feet of 120-inch and approximately 2,000 feet of 30- to 96-inch pipe is being manufactured in Houston, Texas, and transported by cargo ship to Honolulu. The first shipment included 4,000 feet of the 120-inch pipe. It was loaded onto the 692-foot MV Marjorie C in Galveston, Texas, for the ship’s maiden voyage. The $200 million project is expected to be completed by June 2018.
Houston, Texas-based Hobas manufactures pipe in sizes from 18 inches to 126 inches in pressure and non-pressure classes.
The video discusses and describes the many pipe systems that Hobas manufactures that are used for potable water, sewer, drainage, hydropower and industrial applications.