1st IndSTT Trenchless Excellence Awards 2022 (ITEA 2022) Winner Gypsum Structural India Pvt Ltd.

Gypsum Structural India Pvt Ltd. won the 1st IndSTT Trenchless Excellence Awards (ITEA 2022) under the category of Best Project Management for "Laying of Sub-marine pipeline from Ruthland to Phongi Balu in Andman & Nicobar Island, India by HDD" on the inaugural day of No Dig India Show 2022 at Aerocity, New Delhi, India.

Project Description:
Andman Public Work Department on behalf of Andaman & Nicobar Administration entrusted the work of transportation of water from Ruthland to Phongi Balu to Gypsum Structural India Pvt Ltd., to mitigate the scarcity of water availability of Port Blair town during peak summer months from February to May every year.

The work commenced based on detailed seabed engineering survey, Geo-technical survey and pipeline route survey.

Laying of sub-marine pipeline involved installation of pipeline of OD 323.9 mm (12.75”), API 5L Gr. X52, 3 layer polyethylene (3LPE) coated pipe covering a curvilinear length of 1716.45 meters by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) method installed at a depth of 70m below the ground level.

The work included permanent cathodic protection system for underground pipeline using solar plant and finally interconnecting the laid coated line pipe to the sump at Ruthland and Pongi Balu.

Now, after commissioning, 6.70 MLD of fresh water is made available daily from Ruthland to Port Blair which in turn will enhance the availability of water for Port Blair town in peak summer months.

Gypsum Structural India Pvt Ltd. is a technologically driven private limited EPC company. Their core competency is providing trenchless services and they are pioneer in the field, having experience in Microtunneling, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Pipe Bursting and Rehabilitation by GRP / CIPP linings.
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