HOBAS Potable Water Systems in Afghanistan


Project ID: [00011273]
Country:Afghanistan
City:Kabul
Year:2004
Application:Potable Water
Installation:Open Trench
Technology:Hobas
Total Length [m]:60000
Nominal Diameter DN [mm]150 | 500
Nominal Pressure PN [bar]10

In 2004, a megaproject in Afghanistan funded by the World Bank used HOBAS Potable WaterLine Systems. No less than 60,000 m of GRP pipes in DN 150 through DN 500 of pressure class PN 10 and over 1,000 fittings have since been supplying the population with water in eleven Afghan provinces. Only a light material such as HOBAS GRP was feasible when the pipes had to be transported for kilometers on non-paved roads by the simplest means. In addition, the products had to be easy to install and cut without heavy machinery so that local labor could be used after receiving brief instructions.