Lake Vattern Freshwater intake pipe, Sweden

The Lake Vättern, Jönköping, Sweden water intake is installed at a maximum depth of 70 m, with a custom designed intake wheel/head.

OPD have installed a new HDPE Ø1000 freshwater intake pipeline for the city of Jönköping. The pipeline has a total length of 920 m and was installed down to a maximum depth of 70 m. The work included butt fusion of the intake pipe, dredging and subsea work with rock filling and near shore pipe protection. The intake head includes a custom designed intake head wheel, made to position the intake head at the right angle from the bottom. A state-of-the-art OPD solution.

Facts and figures

  • PE100 SDR17, Ø1000
  • Length 920 m
  • Maximum depth 70 m
  • Custom designed HDPE intake head/wheel