Today we celebrate World Wetlands Day, the international day dedicated to protecting these vital natural environments, and acknowledge the contribution of trenchless technology in preserving wetlands around the world.
The day comes at a particularly pertinent time this year, as we recognise the recent completion of the trenchless sections of the Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline – a major infrastructure project that utilised trenchless methods specifically to prevent destruction of the significant Porters Creek Wetland in NSW’s Central Coast. Crossing not only the sensitive wetland, but the Wyong River and important riparian areas, the pipeline project has been a showcase of the powers of trenchless technology in enabling lower impact infrastructure development in environmentally significant areas.
As well as being the 50th anniversary of World Wetlands Day, this year’s theme is “Wetlands and Water”. The theme highlights the role that wetlands play in securing water supply, maintaining clean water, climate change adaptation, and more – which again is particularly fitting to the Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline, being that the project is aimed at securing the water supply and improving drought security throughout the large Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.
Future-Proof Solutions is proud to have been engaged to complete trenchless design of the two HDD crossings included in the 9km pipeline, including HDD profile and alignments, site layouts, and hydrofracture analysis. We’re looking forward to celebrating completion of the pipeline, scheduled for 2022, and the community benefits that this major project will bring. In the meantime, we extend a hearty congratulations to the Mardi to Warnervale joint venture partners, Spiecapag and Seymour Whyte, in recognition of this major milestone this World Wetlands Day.
Impression of the Wyong River crossing – Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline