Pipelines are a key element for water transfer, so it is vital that pipelines have an economic diameter, minimise ongoing maintenance effort, reduce risks, and last.

We provide knowledge and insights to help clients implement practical, efficient and robust water transfer systems that are cost-effective to construct, are easy to maintain, and are built to last. And we can help to identify and mitigate the important risks associated with geotechnical issues or with pressure transients.

Our highly trained team of engineers and scientists provide advice and tailored solutions on all aspects of pipelines, including hydrological, environmental, civil, mechanical, electrical and communication considerations.

Our expertise is backed by a century of involvement in developing, maintaining and operating Tasmania’s hydropower network. This network includes 212 km of pipelines. We’ve built on this experience in water supply infrastructure with 20 years of consulting experience helping clients throughout the Asia-Pacific and African regions design and develop cost-effective, durable water supply infrastructure appropriate to their particular needs and conditions.

Our services relating to canals, flumes, siphons, pipelines, river diversions and tunnels include:

  • conceptual, feasibility and detailed design studies
  • capacity upgrade and refurbishment studies
  • headloss measurements and capacity assessment studies
  • economic sizing and alignment
  • hydraulic transient studies for pipelines including the interaction with hydraulic turbines and pumps
  • inspections and condition assessment
  • hydraulic modelling of water transfer between storages
  • hydrological modelling of water transfer for efficient operation of pipelines
  • control system and SCADA design
  • expert reviews.