May 09, 2011

JB Pioneers Technology for Construction of Drainage System

The Akwa Ibom State Government commissioned Julius Berger Nigeria PLC to build a comprehensive drainage system that would efficiently resolve the incessant flooding in the city of Uyo.

JBN utilized, for the first time in Nigeria, closed pipe-jacking technology. This method of construction not only minimized disruption of the surrounding environment and citizenry, but was also independent of weather conditions and ideal given the topographic conditions in Uyo.

The completed 2.7km (kilometer) underground drainage system provides a quality solution that efficiently saves 1,510,000 M2 (square meters) of the city from future flooding.  

Additional Information
Julius Berger Nigeria PLC is an innovative construction company, working to pioneering quality solutions to infrastructural challenges in Nigeria through the use of cutting edge technology. As a leader in its industry, JBN will continue to drive forward the use of new technologies that provide clear advantages for the people and environment of Nigeria.

Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State is located on a plateau within the southern tropical belt, otherwise known as the South-South of Nigeria. As a result of its location, heavy rains and a lack of drainage for storm water, the city has historically had a permanent flooding problem.

JBN Synopsis
Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, JBN, is a Nigerian construction company headquartered in Abuja, F.T.C.     An employer of over 18,000 people of close to 40 nationalities, this multi service, solutions driven company is unique in its long standing delivery of quality, capacity, reliability and performance all at internationally recognized standards.  

Since its 46 years of operation in Nigeria, integrity, transparency, safety and sustainability continue to be the pillars of JBN’s structures and behaviors, both internally and externally. Julius Berger is the leader in its field, a pioneer in technology, and furthermore, a committed partner in the development and progress of Nigeria.

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