News and Projects: Infrastructure

Aerial view over Pipelife Finland plant at Joensuu | Pipelife

A Factory That Thinks Outside the Box

Sep 23rd, 2022 | 3 min read

For more than a decade, Pipelife Finland's Joensuu team has been finding solutions to non-standard requests, gaining customer recognition nationwide.

Residential buildings surrounded by trees | Pipelife

Transforming Modern Cities in the Face of Climate Change

Aug 23rd, 2022 | 6 min read

Our irrigation specialist Konstantinos Akritanakis shares his expertise in adapting green spaces to the city conditions.

Reconstruction of the traffic junction near Zielona Góra | Pipelife

Improved Road Safety in Western Poland

Aug 3rd, 2022 | 3 min read

Pipelife's Stormbox II crates were used to construct an underground infiltration system at a busy junction, ensuring safe traffic during heavy rainfalls.

Aerial view of Arnhem | Pipelife

Recycled Piping Systems for City Infrastructure

Jul 29th, 2022 | 3 min read

Surrounded by several national parks, Arnhem is proud of its green city reputation and strongly commits to a sustainable development of the area.

Corrugated pipes from recycled PE at the installation site | Pipelife

Recycled PE Piping Systems

Jul 26th, 2022 | 3 min read

Increasing the use of recycled materials in production is among the key strategies to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal.

Maris standing next to welded wells and gullies | Pipelife

Meet Our Welding Wizard

Jul 21st, 2022 | 4 min read

With nearly 20 years of experience, Māris Jankovskis is valued as one of the most experienced and capable welders within the Pipelife group. 

The Entrance of the Hope Preschool | Pipelife

Fossil-Free Pipes in Construction

Jul 19th, 2022 | 4 min read

Together with the raw material supplier Inovyn, Pipelife Sweden supplied 100% fossil-free PVC pipes for a sustainable construction project in Gothenburg.

A close-up of a Biovyn pipe manufactured for the Hope project | Pipelife

Let’s Transition Toward A Circular Plastics Economy

Jul 14th, 2022 | 6 min read

We are proud not only to meet the European sustainability targets but also to go above and beyond them.

A leaking asbestos cement water pipe | Pipelife

Reliable Water Supply for the Future Generations

Jul 6th, 2022 | 3 min read

Recently, hygienic water supply came at risk in two neighborhoods in Ruse, Bulgaria, due to a leaking asbestos water main.

drinking water storage tank laying in headlights

Water Shortages no Longer an Issue in Miesenbach

Jul 1st, 2022 | 4 min read

In Austria’s municipality of Miesenbach, interruptions in potable water supply no longer pose a problem thanks to two GRP potable water tanks recently installed.

Panoramic aerial view photo of Oslo from drone | Pipelife

Future-Proofing Norway’s Cities Against Water Shortages

Jun 14th, 2022 | 4 min read

While Scandinavia typically is not considered water-stressed, there has been a prolonged low precipitation period in Eastern Norway this year.

Towing of three PE-pipes in lengths of 995, 1010 and 1032 meters from Pipelife’s facility in Stathelle, Norway, to Moray East wind farm project in Scotland | Pipelife

Kilometer-Long PE Cable Ducts for Offshore Wind Farms

Jun 10th, 2022 | 6 min read

Renewable energy projects require innovative technical solutions. The Moray East project in Scotland opted for the non-welded PE ducts produced by Pipelife Norway.

A close up of Stormbox E retention crates | Pipelife

Attention Growing to Recycled Stormwater Management Solutions

May 3rd, 2022 | 4 min read

Pipelife Poland has recently launched a 100%-recycled stormwater retention crate generation.

Pragma drainage pipes being installed | Pipelife

Europe’s Largest Soda Ash Producer Relies on Pipelife

Apr 26th, 2022 | 3 min read

Pipelife Bulgaria recently delivered its drainage and wastewater piping systems to Solvay Sodi to help manage water levels in the Padina sediment basin.

The rainwater pipeline laid through Lake Stubenberg  | Pipelife

A Different Take on Trenchless Pipe Laying

Apr 22th, 2022 | 4 min read

A stormwater drainage pipe was recently laid through Lake Stubenberg, requiring a special deployment for the AQUALINE RC Robust pipe system.

The facade of Daugava stadium hockey arena | Pipelife

Raineo Is Taking Latvia by Storm

Apr 20th, 2022 | 5 min read

Pipelife’s stormwater management system Raineo Stormbox II has been increasingly used to minimize flooding risks in state-of-the-art venues in Riga, Latvia.

 

A close up of Stormbox E retention crate | Pipelife

Asserting Recycled Material Potential in Construction

Apr 14th, 2022 | 4 min read

We are proud to expand our range of stormwater systems with Stormbox E — the new attenuation and soakaway crates made from 100%-recycled material.

 

Aerial view of A6 logistics park | Pipelife

Meeting World-Leading Sustainability Standards in Construction

Apr 8th, 2022 | 3 min read

The A6 Logistics Park in, Riga, Latvia was constructed with sustainability in mind. Pipelife’s wastewater and stormwater solutions helped achieve this ambitious goal.

 

A group photo of the specialist team responsible for the water main reconstruction project in Heimdal | Pipelife

Pipe Bursting For Non-Disruptive Renewal of Water Main

Apr 6th, 2022 | 4 min read

Pipe bursting allowed to replace a major potable water main in the village of Heimdal quickly and without disruptions to the inhabitants.

 

A PE 100 RC pipe ready to be installed | Pipelife

Connecting Communities to Central Water Supply

Mar 29th, 2022 | 3 min read

Pipelife delivered more than 12 km of pipes for trenchless installation, ensuring safe potable water supply for villages in Klimontow municipality.

Visualization of Pipe Bursting | Pipelife

Trenchless Technologies Explained

Mar 25th, 2022 | 6 min read

With towns and cities expanding in size and population, existing underground piping networks have to be upgraded to accommodate growing needs.

SoluForce Gas Tight Pipe Getting Uncoiled Before Installation | Pipelife

Recommissioning a Depleted Gas Field in the UK

Mar 18th, 2022 | 3 min read

To resume recovery from part of the Saltfleetby Gas Field, which had been shut down by the operator, a new connection to the gas grid was needed.

Aerial view of Groningen Seaports | Pipelife

Hydrogen Infrastructure for Renewable Energy

Feb 17th, 2022 | 5 min read

Hydrogen energy is often referred to as "future fuel" and is considered crucial in transitioning towards a carbon-neutral economy by the EU.

Construction site for the production unit expansion and bio energy production in Ennsdorf | Pipelife

Pipelife Cable Protection Systems for the New Ennsdorf Oil Mill

Feb 10th, 2022 | 4 min read

In Ennsdorf, VFI Oils for Life is building Austria's largest organic oil mill with bio-energy production. 

Wind farm in Mazeikiai | Pipelife

Developing Wind Energy Infrastructure in Lithuania

Feb 4th, 2022 | 3 min read

A new 63-MW wind farm is currently under construction in the Mažeikiai region, as the country is moving away from fossil fuels.

Installation team near the reservoir in Nuorgam | Pipelife

Pipelife Helps Resolve Water Quality Issues in Nuorgam

Jan 28th, 2022 | 4 min read

Last spring, a leak in Nuorgam’s water reservoir was discovered contaminating the drinking water.

PRO manhole close-up | Pipelife

Revisiting a Sewer Manhole after 5 Years without Maintenance

Jan 26th, 2022 | 3 min read

In June 2016, a Pipelife PRO manhole was installed in a busy road section in the city of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Azay-le-Rideau from above | Pipelife

Azay-le-Rideau Benefits from a Reinforced Sanitation Network

Jan 12th, 2022 | 3 min read

Pipelife's sturdy PP Master sewerage pipe system was recently used to strengthen the undersized and outdated wastewater network in Azay-le-Rideau.

Reindeer grazing | Pipelife

Pipelife Supplies Cable Ducts to North Cape

Dec 21st, 2021 | 3 min read

Pipelife Norge’s cable protection system Protectline has been selected to replace an outdated powerline in North Cape.

Installation of a Durofort pipe | Pipelife

Durofort: Recycling Made Local

Dec 14th, 2021 | 4 min read

The Durofort pipe produced by Pipelife Netherlands was the first wastewater and stormwater pipe that is 100% recyclable and made completely from recycled PVC to enter the national market.

SoluForce fitting system | Pipelife

SoluForce Pipelines: Reaching the Next Level of Reusability

Dec 8th, 2021 | 4 min read

Pipelife’s brand SoluForce is the originator and industry leader of high-pressure Flexible Composite Pipe (FCP or RTP) systems, offering solutions that are maintenance-free and ensure unrivaled durability.

Smart Probing Installation  | Pipelife

Smart Probing Solutions: Facilitating Digital Transformation of Water Utilities

Nov 26th, 2021 | 3 min read

Monitoring water quality and network functionality has always been a key priority when it comes to water asset management. 

Bridge under construction in Czechia  | Pipelife

Safe Roads for the Future: Pipelife Helps Build Climate Resilience in the Czech Republic

Nov 23rd, 2021 | 3 min read

Since 2000, floods in Europe have caused at least 25 billion losses and cost hundreds of lives.

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Improved Power Supply for Tervola, Finland

Aug 26th, 2021 | 3 min read

Municipalities and energy suppliers attach great importance to creating long-lasting infrastructure, to ensure their citizens and clients reliably and sustainably receive power.

Windfarm by the sea

Energy Efficient Infrastructure for CO2-Free Energy

Aug 19th, 2021 | 3 min read

Since the EU set the goals under Green Deal in order to become climate-neutral by 2050, all sectors have been motivated to integrate renewable energy solutions...

Secured Power Supply

Secured Power Supply with 91.1 KM Cable Protection

Aug 12th, 2021 | 3 min read

Overhead power lines are easily affected by storms and other weather extremes leading to interruptions in the power supply and putting residents to risk.

Tailored Stormwater Management Solution in Lubin

Tailored Stormwater Management Solution For A Housing Project

July 20th, 2021 | 2 min read

Excessive rain alternating with dry periods are no unusual weather forecasts anymore and residential areas remain highly vulnerable to these. 

A visualisation of Pipelife's Water Storage Tanks | Pipelife

Water tanks and robust pipes for reliable supply in Austria

July 1st, 2021 | 3 min read

Extreme dry spells and associated water shortages are an issue faced by many of Austria’s municipalities today. Randegg in Lower Austria is one of the municipalities addressing the topic of reliable water supply – and taking action.

A visualisation of Pipelife's Stormbox underground | Pipelife

PREVENTING URBAN DESICCATION WITH STORMWATER SOLUTIONS

June 14th, 2021 | 3 min read

With rising temperatures and therefore increased evaporation, cities are confronted with a growing risk of urban desiccation. Unfortunately, blue and green infrastructure solutions that would compensate for this are often difficult or impossible to implement in dense city centers.

Lake Pomorie in Bulgaria at risk of desalination | Pipelife

Stormwater Management Helps Pomorie Lake Biodiversity

May 14, 2021 | 3 min read

To help rehabilitate Pomorie lake's natural salinity, Pipelife has installed a stormwater pipe system that will help to redirect the flow of freshwater into a nearby lined canal.

Installation of stormbox infiltration system next to railway in Poland | Pipelife

ECO ROAD DRAINAGE ON BULGARIA’S LONGEST HIGHWAY

Apr 27, 2021 | 3 min read

Once finalized, Hemus highway will connect Bulgaria’s capital Sofia with the country’s sea capital Varna. Pipelife Bulgaria is busy ensuring road safety with the supply of reliable, ecologically friendly road drainage systems.   

Installation of stormbox infiltration system next to railway in Poland | Pipelife

Urban Greening Experiment With Raineo Stormboxes

Apr 23rd, 2021 | 4 min read

Pipelife supported the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Belgrade to experiment with irrigation solutions in urban areas with a donation of 10 Raineo Stormboxes and installation know-how.

Installation of stormbox infiltration system next to railway in Poland | Pipelife

Polish Railway Ten-T upgrade with Raineo Infiltration

Apr 15th, 2021 | 4 min read

Polish railway line E59 is being upgraded to TEN-T standards with Pipelife Poland providing no fewer than 12 stormwater infiltration systems, using 8800 Raineo® Stormboxes. 

3D printer

AUTOMATED 3D PRINTING: UPGRADE FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING AND INCREASED SAFETY

Feb 10, 2021 | 4 min read

Underground storm- and wastewater infrastructures are receiving a significant upgrade while safety in production is increased thanks to Pipelife’s unique and novel application of high-precision production. 

Poland Via Carpathia Road Drainage

PRAGMA PIPES ENSURE ROAD SAFETY IN POLAND

Dec 21, 2020| 5 min read

The noble goal of the Via Carpathia route is to connect Northern and Southern Europe – from Klaipėda, Lithuania on the Baltic Sea to Thessaloniki, Greece on the Aegean Sea. 

Raineo Stormwater Infiltration Lebring, Austria

Raineo: A Reliable Partner in Rainwater Management

Dec 15, 2020| 2 min read

The construction of a new supermarket in the municipality of Lebring in Austria called for the installation of an infiltration system. The construction company had little experience in this field and thus turned to Pipelife Austria.

Pipelife Smart Probe Pilot

Smart Probe - a futureproof gamechanger for water utilities

Aug 27, 2020| 3 min read

Developed in close cooperation with water utilities, Smart Probe tackles common challenges in water sensoring. The days of blind spots in potable water networks may soon be over and network as well as water safety can be further increased.

Aegina potable water supply solution

Pipelife connects Aegina Island to mainland water supply

May 28, 2020| 3.5 min read

Up to -94 meters below sea level, 14.8-km-long underwater PE 100 Potable Water Pipe will finally connect Aegina Island to EYDAP public water supply network via Salamina.

Warsaw Bypass S2 Road Drainage

Traffic Relief for Poland’s Capital

April 17, 2020 | 3 min read

18.5 km Expressway around Warsaw = 30 km Pipelife Pragma® Pipe System for Road Drainage. The project, initiated by the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), is currently under construction. Pipelife contributes to increasing road safety by installing a reliable stormwater drainage system.

Pipelife has set a world record, Walvis Bay

New World Record with a 3.3 km HDPE Pipe Delivery to Malaysia

April 04, 2020 | 2.5 min read

Pipelife has set a world record after towing over 3.3 kilometers of pipe from Stathelle, Norway, to Malaysia. The long length large diameter (LLLD) HDPE pipe delivery to a major power project was towed for unrivalled 27,720 kilometers.

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plastic beads isolated on white background.

Our pledge to radically reduce plastic waste

Feb 6, 2020 | 1 min read

Most of the plastic found in the oceans originates from carelessly discarded bottles and packaging, but some are resin pellets from the manufacturing industry. As a plastics manufacturer it is our responsibility to make sure that this does not happen.

Skill Builder interviews Pipelife Ireland

Jan 16, 2020 | 13 min video

Building expert, TV presenter and journalist Roger Bisby went to visit our Pipelife Ireland facility to show the 174,000 subscribers of his YouTube channel Skill Builder how plastic pipes are produced.

Portrait of little builder in hardhats with hammer working outdoors. Childhood concept

Record low accident rates with safety tools

Jan 10, 2020 | 2 min read

While our goal in business is usually to increase numbers, we do everything to decrease others such as the accident rate. Thanks to strong commitment and strong safety tools we are on the right track in protecting what makes up Pipelife: us, the people, the “Pipelifers”.

Box of social warmth

providing joy & work with every clamp and sleeve

Dec 10, 2019 | 4 min read

Pipelife Austria and the sheltered workshop of the non-profit organization Lebenshilfe Lower Austria have been writing a very special success story for 30 years now. Its purpose is to help intellectually disabled people claim their rights to a meaningful life.

smart probing solution for potable water

Dec 3, 2019 | 1.5 min read

MMID, Pipelife Netherland's innovation partner, came by to install and test the latest innovation for the potable water sector they had developed together: a truly Smart Probing Solution.

Solving various water shortage issues in Poland

Nov 14, 2019 | 7 min read

Our cities are growing in population and size, climate is changing, and water is becoming scarce. Stormwater management is the key to solving an array of water related problems. Here's an example from Poland, one of the driest countries in Europe.

Raineo: Stormwater Management Solutions wrapped in one word

Nov 13, 2019 | 6.7 min read

The City of Zielona Góra completed its largest environmental infrastructure project for public transport. Within the framework of the project, the City and Polish Railway opted for a Raineo Stormwater Management System comprising Pipelife Stormboxes for stormwater retention (attenuation) with a capacity of almost 400 m³.

Extending life cycle of plastic pipes to 300 years

Oct 31, 2019 | 2 min read

One color for each life: The concept "Pipe with 3 Lives" won bronze at the annual Inovyn Awards presented at the international plastics and rubbers trade fair K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Brown Trout

Saving endangered fish in Finland

Oct 18, 2019 | 1 min read

A volunteering event was organized by WWF Finland, K Group and a local water and air protection association in August 2019. Pipelife Finland contributes with the innovation of a migration-friendly road culvert.

Pipelife composite GRP Cover round

better safety with new composite covers and grates

Oct 16, 2019 | 1.5 min read

Composite GRP Covers and Grates for manholes and inspection chambers are becoming more and more popular. We have scrutinized their increasing popularity and have tested them for you. Here is our conclusion.

Comparing circular and linear economy product cycle. Energy from finite and renewable sources. Solar, wind, thermal, chemical power stations. Vector illustration, white background. Please recycle.

Pipelife sets own environmental goals

Sept 26, 2019 | 1.5 min read

As active TEPPFA member, Pipelife has signed the Plastics Alliance Declaration to help meet the "10 million tonnes target" by the European Commission by 2025

TEPPFA confirms 100-year service life for PE pipes

Sept 13, 2019 | 1.5 min read

European Plastic Pipes Association TEPPFA and PE100+ released a position paper confirming the service life of PE pressure pipes to being more than 100 years.

Prof. Ad van Wijk signing the KIWA certification of SoluForce FCP for hydrogen applications (with Eertwijn van den Dool (L) and Robert-Jan Berg (R)

First composite pipe for hydrogen transport

July 2, 2019 | 2.5 min read

A global first in the world of hydrogen transport. SoluForce, together with Groningen Seaports, has developed a Flexible Composite Pipe system for hydrogen applications. 

HDPE Cooling Water Pipes Punta Catalina Power Plant, Dominican Republic

Three 350-m-long, large diameter HDPE Pipes travel the Atlantic to be sunk in the Caribbean

Jun 12, 2019 | 5 min read

Three 350-meter-long, solid wall, so-called LLLD (long length large diameter) Pipes travelled all the way from Norway over the Atlantic Ocean to Punta Catalina power station in the Dominican Republic, where they serve as cooling water lines.

Hydro Sunndal Exchanges Wood for Pragma

Wooden pipeline replaced with a tailored Pipelife Pragma Solution

April 30, 2019 |  1.25 min read

To safeguard its alternative process water supply, Hydro Sunndal aluminum plant and Pipelife put their heads together to find a tailored solution for replacing a 64 year-old wooden water pipe.

Pipelife supplies sewer system for dutch village

Nov 22, 2018 | 1.5 min read

A completely new village is being built between Vianen and Hagestein in the Netherlands and Pipelife Netherlands supplies the materials for the sewer system!

Ocean Cleanup Pipelife stabilizers assembly and fully launched system

Pipelife partners with The Ocean Cleanup

Sept 09, 2018 | 0.5 min read

Pipelife is a proud partner of The Ocean Cleanup. A foundation that develops technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.

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Tracking our environmental footprint

Jan 29, 2016 | 1.5 min read

Pipelife has issued an environmental EPD calculation tool, available as iOS app on the app store and as download from our webpage

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