Christian Alphonso

Bothar equipped for any conditions

For 30 years Bothar Boring & Tunnelling has been delivering on technically complex trenchless and tunnelling projects in some of the harshest environments. Bothar, part of the Bothar Group of Companies, has been a global leader in the delivery of subsurface infrastructure engineering solutions for more than 30 years, and has built a reputation as Read More

Addtech acquires ImpulseRadar

5ELEM, NordiTube expand globally

Leading Chinese manufacturer 5ELEM has become the main shareholder in NordiTube Technologies, strengthening a partnership whose presence will be felt globally in the trenchless industry. Cooperation between the two companies has been going strong ever since the signing of a master licence for the Chinese market in July 2020. Jan Luksch, Managing Director of NordiTube Read More

Rob Carr passes midpoint on Quinns Main Sewer

Rob Carr continues to kick goals on the construction of the Quinns Main Sewer project for Water Corporation with approximately half of the project now complete. A combination of micro tunnelling and open trench pipe laying will be used to construct a 1.9 km wastewater pipeline with an internal diameter of 1.8 m, including one Read More

Engineered products designed to last

Plastic pipes have transformed the way people live, delivering essential services and utilities to homes and communities. A long service life is critical for infrastructure. However, many people don’t realise how plastic pipe systems align with the three key principals of a circular economy: Designing out waste and pollution: This is largely the result of Read More

From maintenance hole relining to NDD services, Rangedale has Queensland covered

A family-owned, Australian business, Rangedale is dedicated to leading the pack in offering comprehensive and innovative turnkey drainage and infrastructure solutions. After opening its new Queensland depot, Rangedale is more capable than ever to offer its most comprehensive services possible. Since Rangedale was established in 2003, the company’s philosophy has remained the same; “keep it running”. An Read More

S&Z Australia delivers Lethbridge Watermain

S&Z Australia has successfully installed over 2 kilometres of 280 mm PE water main in extremely hard rock to ensure an adequate water supply to the town the of Lethbridge in Victoria. Works were required to upgrade the drinking water supply network for the Lethbridge community and surrounding areas. This project increased system capacity, ensuring Read More

2022 No-Dig Down Under to feature three-stream conference program

No-Dig Down Under full steam ahead

Supported by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technologies (ASTT), No-Dig Down Under 2023 is continuing its reputation as the essential industry event, but places are filling fast. With 55 per cent of the available exhibition space already booked, No-Dig Down Under 2023 (NDDU23) is looking to be better than ever. After the undeniable, sold-out success Read More

Construction to return

NEPTCO providing cutting edge utility construction products

NEPTCO, a Chase Corporation company acquired in 2012, has decades of experience supporting the construction and maintenance of underground utilities. The company is responsible for MULETAPE – a flat, woven, polyester tape – which is used for locating empty conduits and installing cables. In addition, NEPTCO is responsible for Trace-Safe, a high strength locate wire Read More

SRL shortlists industry heavyweights

Progress towards Melbourne’s suburban rail loop (SRL) is rolling ahead as the shortlist is announced for firms that will build the massive project. Three global industry leaders have been shortlisted for the tunnelling contracts for what is being called a ‘city-shaping’ project in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The three shortlisters are: CPB Contractors, Ghella and Acciona Read More

New Chairman for AUSJET/ADCVA

Peter Jones has stepped down as Chairman of the Board for AUSJET/ADCVA and welcomed Lance McKay to the role. As the business development manager at Cleanaway, McKay has garnered resect within the industry as a person with a strong knowledge foundation. A member of the Board since 2018, he now takes the reins as things Read More

Labourers needed for HDD specialists S&Z

Horizontal direction drilling (HDD) experts S&Z Australia are expanding its labouring team in Victoria. S&Z are one of Victoria’s leading suppliers of HDD services, with experience in commercial and residential applications of end-to-end civil works. With a mission to exceed customer expectation through the use of the trenchless technologies and the capacity to offer the Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Trenchless Australasia has teamed up with Australian Tenders to bring readers the latest trenchless tenders. Talison Lithium Greenbushes Expansion – Structural, Mechanical and Piping Installation Works (Process Plant) Issued by: Talison Lithium Limited Closing Date: 26/11/2022 Location: Western Australia Description: Contractors wishing to be considered must be able to demonstrate their ability to: Assemble and Read More

After the storm: what the floods have taught us

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to the flooding crisis experienced yet again in Australia. But there is a common approach that can help mitigate risk and prepare for the future. The feedback from water managers around recent flood events has been characterised by shock and awe. Furthermore, it has been about Read More

Directhitt Trenchless targets business growth

When working on specialised Civil Engineering projects requiring Microtunnelling, having a wealth of experience is key. With decades worth of knowledge, Directhitt Trenchless’s new Business Development Manager for Microtunnelling Dimce Sijakovski has the know-how to bring any project to fruition. Sitting down to speak with Trenchless Australasia, Sijakovski reflects on his successful and decades long Read More

CDE recycling solution to reDirect material from landfill to construction industry

200 tph solution commissioned for reDirect Recycling in New South Wales. Wet processing experts CDE have installed a state-of-the-art waste recycling plant for reDirect Recycling at its site in Wetherill Park in a bid to divert waste from landfill and to recover valuable resources. Part of the Borg group, reDirect Recycling offers efficient resource recovery Read More

Vermeer D40x55DR HDD ‘ticks every box’ for Healesville Directional Drilling

Cameron Pearson, owner of Healesville Directional Drilling, has great plans for the business after he took the reins from his father in 2021, and his new Vermeer D40x55DR Horizontal Directional Drill plays a big part in this. Healesville Directional Drilling has been in operation for roughly 20 years, started by Pearson’s father and grandfather. He Read More

Yarra Valley Water opens tender for HDD advisory

Yarra Valley Water is searching for an expert in trenchless construction to consult on the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities included in its Community Sewerage Program. A rare opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to deliver trenchless construction advice through field-based assessment of horizontal directional drilling works being undertaken to deliver Yarra Read More

Maxibor uses HDD to overcome ESG challenges

Maxibor is taking steps to practically applying the use of HDD to help overcome the environmental challenges that communities now face, demonstrating how HDD can be an important part of the environmental solutions to achieve the goals and values of ESG. ESG is an acronym for Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance, related to the standards Read More

IA forecasts infrastructure boom

Andris Krumins reflects on his career in the trenchless industry

In a bid to celebrate the achievements and growth of the trenchless industry and the ASTT, Trenchless Australasia will be running a new question and answer segment featuring an ASTT member. In this edition, the August Trenchless Pioneer is Andris Krumins, a retired civil engineer. This is his story. In your own words, how would you Read More

Vacuum excavation: a safer and more environmentally friendly solution

Founded in 2021 by Dannielle and Jason James to work alongside their company Pipe Pro Directional Drilling, James Vac Solutions also operates as an independent hire for a range of projects.  Dannielle and Jason have run their multi-ward winning trenchless business, Pipe Pro Directional Drilling, since 2013. The company provides specialist, innovative trenchless technology for Read More

kwik-ZIP’s spacers make waves at WSAA

In mid-2016, kwik-ZIP’s HDX Series casing spacer was the first ever spacer system to be approved as compliant with WSA PS-324. The successful appraisal of the HDXT Series marks the second instance in which kwik-ZIP’s casing spacers have been formally recognised as complying with WSA PS-324 for casing spacers.  Notably, both products are the only casing Read More

SECA leads the way in trenchless pipe rehab and repair needs

As a one-stop-shop for trenchless pipe repair solutions, SECA has one of the most successful systems for point pipeline repair to date.  The Quick-Lock system is a trenchless pipe repair solution that restores the integrity of pipes and seals out groundwater. Comprised of a pneumatically expanding rehabilitation sleeve, Quick-Lock provides structural repair to the inside of Read More

Helping develop the local directional drilling industry

Driving around the streets of Perth or Darwin, or even in the regions, you’re likely to see crews performing civil, utility and communications works. Boom times do create extra demands for drilling contractors. As a trusted and knowledgeable market leader, Vermeer Equipment of WA & NT continues to support its customers through the boom times Read More

Hynds supporting trenchless industry with customised solutions

For nearly 50 years, Hynds has been committed to giving back to New Zealand’s construction contractors by supplying customised, engineered solutions for civil and rural infrastructure projects. Founded in 1973 by John and Léonie, the company has gradually grown to become one of the most reliable suppliers of pipeline products for the management of water Read More

Industry associations collaborating to present microtunnelling site visit

The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technologies (ASTT) is collaborating with the Australian Tunnelling Society (ATS) and Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to present the event. Taking place on 16 September 2022 in Clarkson, a suburb of Perth, the site visit is complimentary for all ASTT, ATS and ICE members, while interstate or international members can Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Drainage Construction – 111 Kinross Avenue Westerly to 97 Lochiel Avenue Issued by: City of Kingston Closing Date: 01/09/2022 Location:  Victoria Description: Council invite companies to download tender documentation and submit a tender for the abovementioned contract. The scope of works in this contract includes the following: Construction of 1200dia. and 1050dia. concrete pipe mainline, Read More