Viking Johnson couplings specified for Bulgarian drinking water project
RUSE, Bulgaria, June 30, 2009 -- A new £40 million water pipeline network to supply the Bulgarian city of Ruse with drinking water is to rely on Viking Johnson large diameter couplings for mechanical pipe jointing...
RUSE, Bulgaria, June 30, 2009 -- A new £40 million water pipeline network to supply the Bulgarian city of Ruse with drinking water is to rely on Viking Johnson large diameter couplings for mechanical pipe jointing.
The 21 km long, 1.2 meter diameter, water main is being laid between Ruse -- the largest Bulgarian city on the River Danube -- and natural water sources in the Slivo Pole area to the north-east of the city.
|A Viking Johnson coupling being fitted to the Ruse water main.|
|Viking Johnson coupling in place on the Ruse water main.|
The Viking Johnson couplings were selected due to their proven quality, 50 year service life and ease of installation. They were supplied to the project through the Viking Johnson Bulgarian agent Glynwed EOOD.
Ilian Milev at V & K (Water Supply and Sewage) said: "Viking Johnson couplings have an international reputation for reliability in joining pipes of different materials and diameters. They were a natural choice for this major water supply project."
The Ruse project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2010. It is being carried out for local utility V & K (Water Supply and Sewage) by German-based contractor Meyer & John and local pipe laying sub-contractor Raicommerce. The consulting engineers are Royal Haskoning of The Netherlands and EGIS BCEOM International of France.
|Viking Johnson coupling on the Ruse water main.|