Birmingham Resilience Project (Water)

PSuK won the contract from Barhale to supply 25kms of 42” NB linepipe to Birmingham; taking potable water from Wales and delivering to Frankley reservoir to supply drinking water.

The Birmingham Resilience Project is part of Severn Trent’s AMP6 investment programme. Most of Birmingham’s water has flowed down the Elan Valley Aqueduct (EVA) for over a century from reservoirs in the Welsh hills. The Birmingham Resilience Project will provide an alternative source of water during those maintenance periods and will be used for up to 50 days every other year.

Pipeline Protection worked in the large pipe dumps using CANUSA products to maintain the external coating system to the high standards required for this project.

The EVA is over 73 miles long, and delivers over 300 million litres of water each day to Frankley Water Treatment works on the outskirts of Birmingham, serving over 1.2 million customers in Birmingham and surrounding areas. It was built over 100 years ago to serve a growing population in the city. The proactive maintenance programme of works will take 4 years to complete.