Durban’s R700 million Western Aqueduct bulk water pipeline project is making excellent headway and is expected to be completed during 2017.
The aqueduct will replace or, in some cases, supplement existing infrastructure that brings water from various dams surrounding the city. It is expected that this work will satisfy Durban’s water requirements for the next 30 years.
Esor has been awarded the contract for the largest stretch of pipeline which will extend 25kms from Ashley Drive to the NR 5 reservoir at Ntuzuma. Work has already commenced on three sites, namely Kloof, KwaDukuza and Ntuzuma.
In the meantime, the eThekwini Municipality has announced that Esor will also be responsible for an additional contract as part of the Northern Aqueduct augmentation project. The R92 million project will involve the laying of 6.2km of DN 1,200mm continuously welded steel pipeline from Duffs Road to the Phoenix 2 reservoir with a 0.5km DN 600mm steel offtake to the Phoenix 1 reservoir.