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Subsurface engineering solutions leader becomes No-Dig Platinum sponsor

Bothar, a global leader in the delivery of subsurface infrastructure engineering solutions for more than 30 years, will be the Platinum Sponsor of No-Dig Down Under 2021.

Bothar (part of the Bothar Group of Companies) has built a reputation as the go-to-provider for complex utility tunnelling projects globally. 

Some of the company’s primary capabilities include precision subsea microtunnelling for outfall and intakes, design of complex river crossings, in-house tunnelling equipment manufacturing, pipe manufacturing, shaft construction, auger boring and Direct Pipe® installation, in addition to having its own in-house specialist crane fleet up to 500 t.

Established in Sydney more than three decades ago, the company commenced the execution of high-profile infrastructure projects initially with Bothar-built auger boring machines, and later also with larger Bothar EPB machines.

By early 2000, the company was established across a number of locations throughout Australia and had become one of the most skilled and diverse providers of utility tunnelling solutions in the country.

Building on its strong foundations and home market reputation, Bothar expanded into the Middle East in 2010 to take advantage of the market opportunities in the region.

The company began to offer microtunnelling services as a construction technique and was awarded and successfully completed several high-profile microtunnel sewer and cable projects in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. 

Bothar has continued to expand its operational base in the Middle East and is a major player in the region where it has successfully delivered numerous high-profile projects.

In 2015, the company acquired Coleman Microtunnelling to broaden its capability in both scope of operations and geographical spread. This acquisition provided Bothar with further shaft construction experience and immediate access to the wider African market and the European region.

Following a review of potential global opportunities, Bothar opened its first office in Singapore in 2017 and later acquired North America’s leaders in Direct Pipe installation – Innovative Pipeline Crossings Inc. (IPC) in 2018.

Bothar has been, and are involved in, significant microtunnelling projects in the Australasian region, including the first stage of City West Water’s Spencer Street Sewer Main and the North East Link Early Works in Melbourne, Gold Coast Seaway, Cross River Rails – Northern Canopy Tubes, Queens Wharf, the construction of all road and rail crossings on all three CSG 42 inch (1,066 mm) export pipelines in Queensland, and the Hunua 4 Project in Auckland, New Zealand for the Watercare Alliance.

Today, Bothar owns one of the largest fleets of Herrenknecht AG microtunnelling equipment globally with some 42+ machines ranging from 400 mm to 4 m OD and executes projects in diverse locations as the CBD of Melbourne, the desert of Kuwait (+55°C) to near the Arctic Tundra of Northern Canada (-40°C).

For more information visit the Bothar website.

One opportunity left to join industry leaders

One sponsorship opportunity remains for No-Dig Down Under 2021, the Gold tier, which includes sponsorship of the official opening of the exhibition, as well as 36 m2 of premium booth space.

If you’re interested in positioning your company alongside the industry leaders who are already supporting the event, contact Business Development Manager Nick Lovering at

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Editor David Convery at

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