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Thanks to the trenchless method, all the work was completed in four months.

Ended reconstruction of water pipeline in the area of Arbat street. All work was done in a short period of water pipe with a diameter of 600 millimeters moved in four months using trenchless technologies.

The water passes through the Arbat to the Garden ring in the direction of the Kremlin and supplies drinking water to the capital. According to the Director of PU “Mosvodoprovod” Alexander Yakovlev, the old system worked for over 40 forty years, and the decision on the planned reconstruction was made at the end of last year.

“Before the Waterworks were set a challenge — to work to tight deadlines, minimize the number of points with excavation. Therefore, to resurface the highway, we used the most advanced to date method of trenchless relaying of the pipeline. And it is possible to work with our teams to a point on a compact fenced areas, which almost did not hurt passers-by,” said he.

The total length of the reconstructed line considering branches amounted to almost 1.5 kilometers.

Water line reconstruction on the Arbat was carried out in stages without having to disconnect the residents from the water supply. After upgrading the water supply system will reliably serve at least 50 years.

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Trenchless method allows more compact, not digging the long trench. It lies in the fact that in the old cast iron or steel plastic pipe is pulled to a smaller diameter. With this method the work carried out almost two times faster and also decreases their value.

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