The delivery of the iCore solution is split into two elements:
Element 1 focuses on design, development and manufacture of a keyhole located and operated pipe installation system that will install PE pipes in the size range of 25mm through to 90mm. Specifically a range of Long Handle Tooling is being developed to install and remove a service connections as required.
Element 2 includes design, development and manufacture of a mains replacement insertion system for live or dead insertion of pipes (63mm through to 180mm diameter) inside existing metallic pipes from a 600mm diameter cored keyhole excavation.
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'iCore will provide a one stop keyhole solution, for mains and service replacement activities.'
David McLeod, Innovation Delivery Manager & iCore Project Manager, SGN