Live demos at 2022 No-Dig expo

With free access to the expo, attendees only need to register via the website to be in on the action. Head along to Insituform Pacific at booth 120 to see one of its robot prototypes live cutting a 150 mm pipe. The robot is only 1.4 m but has a 30 cm diameter. During the Read More

Carbon Calculator

Carbon Calculator key to reducing trenchless industry emissions

Not only is trenchless works typically more time efficient than open cut alternatives, meaning that machinery is operated for shorter periods, but traffic fuel consumption is lowered by trenchless methods. By avoiding traffic disruptions, trenchless projects prevent the delays and detours associated with conventional underground infrastructure projects. This lowers the amount of petrol consumed, and Read More

artificial intelligence

AI in the water sector: Safer, faster, better

Engineering graduates and other specialists are often employed to sit in front of video screens for weeks on end to watch footage from drone-mounted cameras being driven through pipes. The purpose? To assess where pipe maintenance needs to be carried out. But no engineer wants to spend their days in front of a screen watching Read More

L&D Micro Tunnelling

L&D purchases new high-power vac truck

L&D Micro Tunnelling offers a range of services including free boring, sleeve boring, pipe jacking, hydro excavation, and pilot auger boring, as well as specialist machine hire. Co-owners Luke Lewis and Chris Dean specialise in high-accuracy laser guided boring; the company has three tunnel boring machines (TBMs) operating throughout Victoria with drill heads ranging from Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Belaringar Creek Syphon Pipe Replacement Issued by: Public Works Advisory Closing Date: 19/05/2022 Location: New South Wales Description: The Albert Priest Channel which supplies raw water from Warren to Nyngan consists of a DN900 reinforced concrete (RC) pipeline across the Belaringar Creek. This existing pipeline (hereinafter called “syphon”) has deteriorated and needs replacement. The designed Read More

Wilmot Pipelining commits to customer service

With these large-scale projects, including the successful delivery of the largest UV cured-in-place (CIP) liners ever installed in Australia at the end of 2021, Wilmot has continued to focus on safety and customer service The management team at Wilmot strongly believes that customer service and safety comes hand-in-hand. Wilmot Human Resources (HR) Manager was recently Read More

Thinking outside the box

David Dodemaide is the general manager of Rangedale’s Rehabilitation and Renewals (RRR) division, which specialises in trenchless rehabilitation and renewals. This arm of Rangedale has been operational since February last year, but Dodemaide has a full history in rehabilitation, having worked for 25 years with experts in rehab KA-TE, Inliner, Interflow, Comdain and Insituform. Rangedale Read More

Providing cost-effective repair solutions

Aussie Trenchless’s SRP EXP Spiral Lining System is designed to rehabilitate pipes from DN150 to DN1200 using a selection of six different sized profiles. The SRP EXP sizes range from a profile type E7-050-5 for DN150 to DN250 pipes, E9-085-6 for DN300 to DN450 pipes, E14-085-6 for DN375 to DN600 pipes, E20-085-6 for DN600 to Read More

Smart Lock

Case study: Smart Lock restores badly damaged GWM Water network

Located in regional Victoria, local utility GWM Water discovered that one of the network drains had been badly damaged by an external source. The drain had a diameter of 375 mm, and damage was only the top third of the pipe. The repair proposal offered up several different options with varying cost and different degrees Read More

A powerful drilling solution for tight, narrow job sites

One of the major challenges faced by horizontal directional drilling operators is balancing the need for both power and accessibility. This is particularly the case with large-diameter drilling and infrastructure upgrade projects performed in densely populated urban areas. These were the challenges faced by WA based drilling operator CD Drilling, which provides drilling services to Read More

S&Z Australia

S&Z Australia support North East Link early works

S&Z were chosen to reposition several utilities to allow the tunnel to enter and exit without obstruction from pipelines, conduits, and services. These included watermains, major power and gas mains, and services. General manager Jim Pound says the company worked for several different contractors and were required to liaise directly with the various infrastructure companies Read More

No-Dig Down Under

Trenchless training courses at No-Dig Down Under

The courses were originally developed by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), but the material has been adapted to suit Australasian audiences. It will cover horizontal directional drilling (HDD), sewer laterals and new installations, and is considered to be the global standard for education on trenchless technology. The programs will be invaluable to Read More

Larger and longer: TRACTO drill facilitates contractor’s biggest installation

Established in 2013, Jelmac is a proven trenchless technology leader in Victoria, specialising in horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Based in Melbourne, the company works across all major utility sectors and essential services, as well as local builds and small-scale projects. Over the past few years a significant portion of Jelmac’s resources have been focused on Read More

Powerful pumps – the heart of HDD maxi-rig spreads

If the pumps are down, the drilling stops In the Australian HDD sector there is a limited number of available maxi-rigs and powerful mud pumps. Having ready access to additional maxi-rigs and powerful mud pumps is a key means to maintaining project productivity and mitigating the impact of unscheduled repairs. If the pumps are down, Read More

Sydney’s forgotten ghost tunnels all powered up with guided boring breakthrough

As part of the biggest upgrade to Sydney’s busiest railway station in decades, Directhitt Trenchless were contracted to supply and install four DN 630 HDPE liners and PVC electrical conduits to provide 33KV power to the new underground Metro station. The boreholes constructed by Directhitt, connected the 27 m deep metro station box level B2 Read More

Ditch Witch CEA maximises profit and performance

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a demanding industry, where having the best equipment on the market has been and remains essential to a company’s success. Bench Direction Drilling and Civil purchased its first direction drill in 2010: the Ditch Witch JT2020. Twelve years later and several machines on, director Barry Pringle is still a proud Read More

PEF Commercial Finance

Finding financing deals quickly and efficiently

Established in 1993 by James (Jamie) Hannah, PEF Commercial Finance delivers professional business finance brokering services to small, medium, and large businesses all over Australia. Principal Jamie Hannah returned from America in 1993 following a stint working for Caterpillar Finance, part of the Cat® company group. It was here Jamie discovered a gap in the Read More

Unitywater appoints a new CEO

Jackson comes to Unitywater from her most recent role as the General Manager Customer and Commercial at state government-owned SA Water. She has previously held other executive roles of various responsibilities including business strategy, water security and quality, innovation, customer engagement, and environmental and social governance. Unitywater Chairman Michael Arnett said Jackson’s skills, experience and Read More

More employment pathways for trainees at Barwon Water

Nine of the trainees will work directly with Barwon Water in a range of areas, including water treatment, technology operations, water quality, administration and customer service. The other five trainees will work at the Barwon Asset Solutions, a maintenance subsidiary of the company, where they will gain experience in civil maintenance, land management and administration. Read More

kwik-ZIP gets the show on the road

The kwik-ZIP HDXT Series is an anti-corrosion, non-metallic casing spacer range for pipe-in-pipe (PIP) applications such as slip lining and cased crossings. Suitable for heavy-weight pipe materials including steel, ductile, mild steel cement lined (MSCL), glass reinforced epoxy (GRE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), it can be used on all diameters from 300 Read More

SECA promotes emissions reductions with the eCityJet electric jetting machine

The eCityJet is a fully electric jetting machine incorporating the newest technology with an electric motor powered by a battery pack. The machine generates zero emissions, making it a future-conscious choice, and ideally suited as a van-pack for use in city centres where strict emissions requirements apply. The eCityJet has all the features of a Read More

The key to long-lasting plastic pipes and fittings

The Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) was founded in 1999 and is the peak industry body representing manufacturers and suppliers of plastic pipes and fittings, plastic resin suppliers, fabricators, pipeline installers, rubber seal ring manufacturers along with training and certification bodies. As a non-profit association, PIPA works to promote the appropriate and contemporary Read More

Rob Carr continuing to take steps to reduce carbon footprint

Emissions reduction is arguably the most significant topic for debate in the community and has been for some time. It is now apparent that all individuals and organisations have a role to play in taking responsibility and being conscious for their carbon output and making changes where they can. Leading the way for a decade Read More

Sydney Water pipes

Sydney Water partners with Veolia to ensure sustainable water supply

“We’re joining forces with Sydney Water to explore innovative ways to drive a circular economy,” Veolia announced. “Over the next 18 months, together we’ll explore how we can use new and existing technologies to deliver sustainable and resilient water solutions for a growing City.” The two industry leaders will strategically alter existing water operations so that they Read More

Central Interceptor micro-tunnel boring machine prepares for 722 m drive back

Two weeks before Christmas last year, the company celebrated its micro-tunnel boring machine, Domenica, broke through to the Haycock Ave shaft in Mt Roskill. To complete this first drive she travelled almost a kilometre since her launch from May Road in June. Watercare said this was a great milestone for the project, the first of Read More

Adept works through high-risk, challenging projects

The company was selected for the project due to its commitment to collaborate with all stakeholders and experience with carrying out projects which require a high level of commitment to safety. “This project is 10mts in depth and in extremely challenging ground conditions, along with a very restricted working footprint,” Adept Civil outlined in a Read More