Drinking Water Pipeline
Soto de Agües
El Sifón del Alba: 1,884m of high pressure and slopes
It is one of the main drinking water supply lines in Gijón (Asturias, Spain). The water reaches the city through a long route of valleys and hills in the Cantabrian Mountains.
- High pressure: Maximum allowable pressure 65 bar at its lowest point
- 554m of steep slope.
Key points for project design and product selection
- Need for an agile assembly that would counteract the extreme conditions of the environment.
- Poor site accessibility that led to the use of an helicopter for pipe handling during installation.
- Environmental importance on the area, which is why the completed line included completely covering of the pipeline and replanting the affected area for a better integration fo the landscape.