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PEF Commercial Finance is rising to the challenge of increasing interest rates

While PEF Commercial Finance offers a wide range of services, appreciating the importance of getting the deal secured for the client in a timely fashion and understanding the client’s needs are the first step they take. Dedicated to providing business finance brokering services and consulting, PEF Commercial Finance has been for offering its services to Read More

Investing in learning opportunities to give customers tools to nurture skills: Michels

When horizontal directional drilling (HDD) emerged in the mid-1960s as a new way to install utility lines under immovable or unavoidable obstacles without significant surface disruptions, crossings spanned up to a few hundred feet guided by frequent potholing. That changed in 1971 when a 4-inch gas line was placed under a river in Watsonville, CA, Read More

Central Coast Council sets precedent with ROV

Central Coast Council recently performed a high-risk inspection of the Mangrove Creek Dam diversion tunnel that was anything but routine. The diversion tunnel, which is over 30 years old, is 415 m long with a diameter of 2.3 m.  The last person-entry occurred during commissioning in 1989.  While the Central Coast Council’s current team are Read More

Underground Magnetics adapts to evolving HDD industry

By empowering customers with efficient and effective locating technologies, Underground Magnetics has become a trusted partner of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. HDD has allowed for an ever-growing network of gas and water pipelines, fibre optic and electrical cables; however, with this growth, underground right-of-ways are becoming more crowded. As networks of underground infrastructure Read More

Leading relining product selected for important European pipeline rehabilitation

SAERTEX-LINER® H₂O, which has been successfully installed more than 100 times around the world, will be used to reline an important 2.4 km pipeline in Poland. With its strong global position in the trenchless industry, SAERTEX multiCom® has an extensive portfolio of GRP liners which includes the SAERTEX-LINER® H₂O; a certified and hygienic pressure-resistant fiberglass-reinforced Read More

McRoberts restores PST channels at Woodman Point

The Woodman Point Waste Water Treatment Plant in Munster, Perth, has experienced deterioration of the concrete structure around its channels due to gas attack. Fixing the damage was broken into two stages. McRoberts Contracting Services (MCS) were brought in on the first stage of the project, which required the lining of a channel totalling 12 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. Yass Sewer Main Relining Project Issued by: Yass Valley Council Closing Date: 12/09/2022 Location: New South Wales Description: Yass Valley Council invites suitably qualified contractors to carry out sewer main relining and associated tasks on approximately 1560 meters of sewer Read More

iMPREG’s commitment to helping the environment – One trenchless project at a time

Thanks to its innovative products and installation practices, iMPREG projects are always resource-saving and environmentally ahead of the curve. iMPREG’s UV liners are renowned for being the quickest, cleanest, and quietest method to rehabilitate a sewer or stormwater pipe Suitable liners for any pipe environment With future oriented CIPP liners based on fibreglass material, iMPREG Read More

Hard-work and loyalty comes first at Ditch Witch CEA and Walker and Gray Earthworks

Dedicated to delivering expert advice to its customers, Ditch Witch CEA has helped businesses like Walker and Gray Earthworks establish themselves as reputable contractors throughout the trenchless industry. Walker and Gray Earthworks has come to be recognised as one of the leading and most well-respected directional drilling companies in the whole of South Australia and Read More

Rob Carr benefitting from collaboration with partner companies

Microtunnelling contractor Rob Carr is thriving as a key member of one of the world’s largest construction networks. The company, which is proud of its focus on safety, collaboration and innovation in the trenchless technology industry, believes the best innovation occurs when like-minded companies are open to collaborating. As part of Soletanche Bachy and the Read More

Tunnel boring machine

TBM Community Day on Victoria’s Big Build

On site at the new Arden Station and in partnership with Rail Projects Victoria, Metro Tunnel Project’s TBM community day allows for ticketed tour participants to have the opportunity to expand their tour experience with photo moments, educational material and plenty of activities for children. The new Arden Station will echo North Melbourne’s rich industrial Read More

Underpinning Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future, Snowy 2.0 is on its way

What is the Snowy 2.0? The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation complex in south-west Australia which began construction in 1949. The scheme consists of 16 major dams, nine power stations, two pumping stations and approximately 225 km of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts which have since generated energy  The Snowy 2.0 project Read More

Pipeline rehabilitation and transport at the forefront in WA

 A greenlight on the Forrestfield-Airport Link  The $1.86 billion METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link, jointly funded by the federal and WA state governments, is set to deliver a new rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth – with three new stations at Redcliffe, Airport Central and High Wycombe. A large degree of progress has been made Read More

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There’s nothing boring about underground tunnels

Underneath every major city across the globe are networks upon networks of underground tunnels – many are used daily by commuters on trains or light-rail or even travelling by road. The tunnels help to keep vehicles off the condensed city streets and for traffic to flow more freely across urban areas. In 2022, the NSW Read More

Building for a better future

In July 2021, the historic announcement was made that Brisbane would host the 2032 Olympics after a vote by International Olympic Committee. The announcement triggered a series of development and infrastructure projects to lay the groundwork for the world stage.  Infrastructure projects across the state are still on the rise, driven by a strong pipeline of Read More

Picote Solutions Extends its Range with Battery Operated Solutions for Domestic Plumbers

The Picote Solutions name is firmly cemented in the trenchless industry for their game-changing pipeline rehabilitation solutions, but their latest range has demonstrated their ability to pivot to meet the needs of their customers working as contractors or small business owners. Tom, International Business Development Manager from Picote Solutions UK loves the Picote Battery Powered Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure – Relining Recurrent Works Issued by: Ballina Shire Council Closing Date: 02/08/2022 Location: New South Wales Description: Recurrent relining program of both wastewater and stormwater for a three year period. Landfill Cell 2 Liner – Dunsborough Waste Facility Issued by: City of Busselton Closing Date: 03/08/2022 Location: Western Australia Description: The Read More

Interflow

Creating the future of water for councils and communities

By helping local councils to create, renew and maintain robust pipeline infrastructure, the organisation is supporting the growing needs of local communities for generations to come.  All-in-one delivery partner Servicing the needs of local councils, water authorities and pipeline infrastructure asset owners for over 85 years, Interflow has earned its position in the water industry by Read More

GN Solids

The selection of screens for hydrovac slurry treatment

The slurry processing solution is to use liquid and solids separation equipment to treat soil, soup or slurry generated from hydrovac, excavation or horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects, and produces reusable material for construction and discharge clean water.  Normally, the slurry is contaminant-free and comes from physical utility location in public right of ways, and Read More

Reference designs released for T2D Project

Water upgrades and renewal projects a priority for SA

In February 2022, SA Water began a major upgrade of the Morgan to Whyalla pipeline. This renewal is part of SA Water’s four-year, $1.6 billion program to sustain and enhance its water network. SA Water has also finalised the location of a new desalinisation plant at Billy Lights Point and commenced major water main upgrades Read More

flood

After the storm: what the floods have taught us

The feedback from water managers around recent flood events has been characterised by shock and awe. Furthermore, it has been about how can stormwater infrastructure ever cope with the levels of water that submerged parts of towns and cities such as Byron Bay and Lismore, Brisbane and Sydney experienced. Of course, there is no single Read More

TBM

City Rail Link’s TBM is full steam ahead under Auckland

The TBM has been powering away beneath NZ’s surface, excavating the second 3.45 km underground rail tunnel and removing dirt and rocks to the surface. However, the TBM is doing more than excavation. The machine has also been busy installing precast concrete panels to line the tunnel walls. Once it reaches its destination, which is Read More

Vermeer HDD is a fab addition to Irrifab

Thompson’s Irrifab (TI) was started in 1985 by Ray and Greg Thompson, based out of Cowra, in the Central West of New South Wales. The business started out as a farm irrigation service, providing local farms with support on pivot irrigation, stock water systems and turf watering. Then about 10 years ago, they decided to Read More

SECA

Quick-Lock systems: chemical-free and safe for all water rehab

The Quick-Lock system is a trenchless pipe repair solution that restores the integrity of pipes and seals out of groundwater. Comprised of a pneumatically expanding rehabilitation sleeve, Quick-Lock provides structural repair to the inside of pipelines, and is specifically designed for point repair, pre-lining stabilisation works, and as a liner end seal.  What sets Quick-Lock apart Read More

Michels bringing trenchless solutions down under

Founded in the Midwestern United States in 1959 as a regional natural gas distribution company, Michels quickly expanded its services to meet the evolving needs of established and new customers.  In 1988, Michels entered the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) market, offering a safe, environmentally sound way to install utility lines in areas where traditional open-trench construction Read More

Bakton, the new TBM machine for Rob Carr, Western Australia

The project includes one of the longest drives carried out in WA. This project involves the construction of a 1.9 km wastewater pipeline with a diameter of 2.2 metres (m) through a combination of micro tunnelling and open trench construction. The northern corridor of the metropolitan area will benefit from the addition of this pipeline Read More