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

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

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


Water jetting equipment training made more accessible online

AUSJET Chair Peter Jones said the course is for members of water jetting teams who are not competent to operate independently and need to have basic competencies before working under supervision. “This not only involves technical competence in high pressure water jetting but also requires safe operation at a worksite that is not familiar to Read More

Put a plug in it

Drainchem is a leading supplier of drain and pipe maintenance and testing equipment for the drain construction, testing, cleaning and repair industry. The company also services asset management companies within Australasia. Founded in 1995, Drainchem has grown to become the Australasian representative for key international products. With its primary distribution centre on the Sunshine Coast, Read More


Rangedale successfully rehabilitates maintenance holes using Vertiliner system

Driven by the challenge, Rangedale turned once again to Vertiliner®- a proven UV-cured structural (cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liner manufactured in Germany to the exact size and shape of each maintenance hole. To conquer the task, Rangedale had several challenges and risk factors to consider, including the state of the maintenance holes, which had fully deteriorated Read More

Veolia acquires Allpipe Technologies

Veolia is future-proofing assets for tomorrow

Veolia designs and provides game-changing solutions for water, waste and energy management. These complementary business activities allow Veolia to provide access to, preserve and replenish resources. Veolia is a global leader in water technologies, and in Australia and New Zealand offers practical, high-impact solutions for a range of network issues faced by councils, water utilities Read More


Forecasting demand through a global pandemic

Queensland Drilling Sales & Supplies is a directional drilling equipment specialist and trusted provider of versatile solutions for jobs all around Australia. Established in 1999, QDS has cemented its name as a dependable service provider with the right tools and expertise for the job. Founded by experienced driller Grant Spaninks, this family-owned company now has Read More

YVW completes Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project

YVW completes Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project

YVW  has successfully delivered the Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project after two years of construction.  The project involved the creation of a new 10 km section pipe and 17 new sewer maintenance holes under parkland and road reserves in the Doreen, Yarrambat and Diamond Creek areas. The new sewerage infrastructure will service properties in Read More

SA Water reports fewer incidents in 2021

SA Water to begin 34 km renewal project

Renewal of the Morgan to Whyalla Pipeline includes sections in Burra, Lindley and Winninowie, and is set to commence in the next few months as part of the utility’s $62 million investment in regional water infrastructure.  The pipeline has serviced the community with drinking water from the Morgan Water Treatment Plant in Riverland for early Read More


Two new pipelines for SA

This includes 410 m of new water main installed at Willaston and 370 m of new main at Willamulka on the Yorke Peninsula.  The Willaston pipe is being laid beneath Right Street and Paxton Street, and is among 47,000 metres of water mains going in the ground for SA Water customers across regional South Australia Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Upgrade of A01 Rising Main Issued by: Gladstone Regional Council Closing Date: 22 February 2022 Location: Queensland Description: Gladstone Regional Council (the Principal) requires a suitably qualified Contractor to undertake the upgrade of approximately 1.8 kilometre of rising main between the A01 Sewer Pump Station (SPS) and Gladstone Wastewater Treatment Plant (GWWTP).  Tawa St Water Read More

Hawthorn Sewer Upgrade map

TBM completes Hawthorn sewer journey

Melbourne Water is replacing the sewer siphon that transfers sewage under the Yarra River as part of the second phase of the Hawthorn Main Sewer upgrade.  Stage 1 of works were completed back in September 2021 and included 1.7 km of sewer main upgrades between Denham Street, Hawthorn and Murphy Street, Richmond.   Constructed nearly Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Gravity Mains Replacement – Bonnar Lane & Stephen Street Walkway Issued by: Mount Barker District Council Closing Date: 04 February 2022 Location: South Australia Description: Mount Barker District Council invites Tenders from Tenderers to undertake Gravity Mains Replacement works at two sites within the Mount Barker Township. The works are tendered in two parts as Read More

CEA Ring O Matic

Vacuum excavation that’s portable and quiet

Known for its expertise in trailer-mounted vacuum excavators, Ring-O-Matic has now expanded its range to include the new 275VX, offering a high-powered vacuum excavator within a compact and practical design. This new machine provides a 946 L spoil tank and 600CFM blower, powered by a 31hp Deutz diesel engine. The 275VX is the perfect machine Read More

Vermeer RDO

30 years of trenchless technology for Vermeer Australia

Over the next decade this vision became a reality, and the industry saw the potential impact this would have in underground construction. The early days Vermeer has always had a culture of innovation. In 1979, Vermeer introduced a simple rotary attachment (also known as a porta bore) that was used on small- to medium-size trenchers Read More


The first battery-powered power system

Since its inception in 1992, Austeck has held the title as a market leader in confined space robotics. Today, the company is one of the largest and most experienced supply and support companies for pipeline inspection and rehabilitation in Australasia. With a customer network of over 1000 contractors in councils, water authorities and major plumbing Read More

Wilmot pipelining

Wilmot Pipelining delivers the largest UV liner installation

The team delivered what is already being labelled one of the most complex Trenchless Project of 2021 in Australia. The company delivered the emergency rehabilitation of the failed storm water culvert that collapsed during the flooding in March in a critical section of pipeline causing a giant sink hole, which meant the roadway had to Read More

ASEA releases asbestos guidelines

ASEA releases asbestos guidelines

It is estimated that more than 40,000 km of asbestos-cement (AC) water and sewer pipes remain in the ground across Australia. Installed between the early 1920s to late 1980, these AC pipes are reaching the end of their usable lifespan, requiring maintenance or replacement. The Asbestos-Cement Water and Sewer Pipe Management Guidelines were devised to Read More

primus line

Hunter Water embraces Primus Line pipe relining technology

Rädlinger first developed the Primus Line system in Germany 25 years ago, with the company making its first contacts with Australian asset owners in 2013. Since its first installation in Australia, Primus Line has become the preferred solution for pipe rehabilitations in sensitive and difficult-to-access areas. Primus Line is a specialist technology for the trenchless Read More

quick lock with packer

APM chooses Quick-Lock for seamless sewer repairs

One of the company’s most successful systems for point pipeline repair to date has been Quick-Lock: a pneumatically expanding rehabilitation sleeve providing structural, trenchless repair to the inside of pipelines. The Quick-Lock system was designed for point repair, pre-lining stabilisation works, and as a liner end seal. Applications might include cracked systems, root intrusions, leaks, Read More

asset training

Learning today for tomorrow

Asset Training has been a leader in training solutions since 2006, building its success off the back of its parent company Aqua Assets. Aqua Assets provides water and waste management services to businesses in the utility, construction, engineering and trade sectors. Services include civil works, non-destructive digging, vacuum loading, CCTV pipeline inspections, drain cleaning and pipeline Read More


The preferred rehab technology of municipalities and utilities

For 23 years, Alternative Lining Technologies (ALT) has been providing asset owners with the opportunity to rehabilitate – rather than reconstruct – ageing underground infrastructure. Lining solutions not only save on reconstruction projects: they also add years to sewer structures and protect against costly and damanging infiltration and exfiltration.   ALT manufactures state-of-the-art rehab solutions Read More

Pipe Core Vertiliner

DN2000 manhole rehabilitation with Vertiliner

Vertiliner – a relining solution offered by Pipe Core – is an innovative trenchless method for rehabilitating dilapidated wastewater manholes. D&S Rohrsanierung had record-breaking success recently when the company installed a new inner lining to a DN2000 pumping station manhole using the Vertiliner system.  The 6 m deep pumping station manhole was located in an Read More

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

No-Dig Down Under offering three streams conference program

The 2022 No-Dig Down Under conference is set to have a three-stream conference program, making it a must-attend for industry professionals. The three-stream program comprises Rehabilitation, Installation and Condition Assessment and Utility Location. Each stream will have separate events aligning with the themes, such as a demonstration of the Mountain Highway AC Water Main Renewal Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Domestic wastewater pipeline renewals 2021/22  Issued by: Gisborne District Council Closing Date: 10 December 2021 Location: New Zealand Description: The request for proposal is an invitation to suitably qualified suppliers to submit a proposal for the renewal of existing domestic wastewater pipeline (trenchless). Horizontal directional drilling to provide services to Horsham Nature Play Park Issued Read More