Recently Manly Hydraulics Laboratory was commissioned to capture sewer flow and water data at Lihir Island, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, for the purpose of computer model calibration, in dry weather conditions.
This project brought together all the collective experience and skills that MHL has developed over years of commitment and excellence in this niche market service delivery.
The monitoring was broken up into two components, sewer flow monitoring and water flow and pressure monitoring. Both sewer and water components, contain of a number of strategic monitoring locations as defined by the modellers and MHL during the project.s initial scope phase. Working at this remote location, with no back up facilities, and no on ground support, thoroughly tested the technical skills and the ability to adapt to provide the client with a successful outcome.
MHL's project team were chosen on their ability to complete a complex project in difficult circumstances. The team anticipated some of the problems that may occur while working in remote locations by assembling equipment that was robust, compact and flexible to accommodate unforseen problems. The ultimate test for hydrographic work is to successfully complete a project, exceed expectations, at an extremely remote location, no support, no local facilities and with an incomplete brief.