Yarra Valley Water completes Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project

Yarra Valley Water has successfully delivered the Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project after two years of construction works. Design works commenced in February 2018, with design consultant Jacobs contracted to discern if there were any culturally significant artefacts on the banks of the Plenty River. Jacobs found close to 400 aboriginal stone artifacts over Read More

Australian-owned trenchless product makes waves overseas

Junction 6 of the M42 connects the M42 motorway to the A45 to the east of Birmingham, and significant delays and congestion have been experienced by motorists due to capacity constraints. The M42 J6 Diversion Project was implemented to alleviate this congestion. The 4-pipe bundle consisted of 2 x DN 180 HDPE and 2 x Read More

DN 1500 – Trenchless rehabilitation with a SAERTEX-LINER® MULTI in De Hemmen

A SAERTEX-LINER MULTI type S+ was used for the rehabilitation. The SAERTEX-LINER MULTI is a solution with a worldwide proven record of 90,000 installations that offers maximum efficiency for the trenchless rehabilitation of municipal wastewater pipes and pressure lines. A design type S+ was used for this GRP pipe liner in De Hemmen. This has Read More

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UGL Regional Linx – Underboring Services Issued by: UGL Regional Linx Pty Ltd Closing Date: 30 June 022 Location: New South Wales Description: Provision of underboring / horizontal directional drilling services including the supply of conduit / pipe. Seymour Wastewater Management Facility (WMF) Third Party Irrigation Stage 1 Pipeline Issued by: Goulburn Valley Water Closing 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


No-Dig welcomes international visitors

Australia reopened its borders to vaccinated overseas travellers on 21 February, welcoming in tourists and visa holders for the first time in almost two years.  This announcement has been welcome news for the organisers and attendees of No-Dig Down Under, which has had to be postponed more than once due to uncertain interstate and international Read More

West Gate Tunnel TBM launches

The project is being delivered in a partnership between the Victorian Government and Transurban, and will be built by construction contractors CPB Contractors and John Holland.  Contractor John Holland said TBM ‘Bella’ has begun its 18 month journey to carve out one of the twin tunnels that will create a vital alternative to the West Read More

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Sydney Metro West tunnelling contract awarded

The Gamuda Australia and Laing O’Rourke consortium has been awarded the Western Tunnelling contract to deliver 9 km of twin metro rail tunnels between Sydney Olympic Park and Westmead. Premier Dominic Perrottet said this once-in-a-century infrastructure investment will link new communities to rail services, slash travel times across the network and support employment growth. “These tunnels Read More

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Tackling inflow and infiltration

Sewerage networks are typically designed with a contingency to allow for inflow and infiltration, and it is not unusual for storage systems to be added to existing sewerage networks to increase capacity to cope with inflow and infiltration, particularly during rain events. While these contingencies result in large and costly infrastructure and pumping systems, many Read More


McRobert completes access chamber refurbishments in the Northern Territory

MCS has developed a patented method for structurally relining access chambers that have suffered from sulphide corrosion, more commonly known as gas attack or concrete cancer. Using 10 mm rigid PVC sheeting, the chamber walls are prefabricated into sleeves, which can then be lowered directly into the asset. After installation, the preformed sleeves are secured Read More

Future-proofing CIPP liners and pipe rehabilitation solutions

Country Manager Kevin Woolf tells Trenchless Australasia that IMPREG recognised early on that trenchless pipe rehabilitation using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners is the technology of the future.  Further developing this avenue, the company’s CIPP liner systems are developed using innovative high-tech processes, and set new standards. “Our success proves us right. IMPREG CIPP liner systems 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

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Powering through the challenges of the Pilbara

Regional projects also present their unique challenges as the teams at Streamline Connect and Vermeer Equipment of WA & NT recently discovered. Working through varying ground conditions and challenges In late 2021, Streamline Connect was appointed by a leading mining company to lay over 140 kilometres of optic fibre cable alongside a railway track in Read More

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Adept completes bore for Sunbury Line

Adept was contracted by Multiworks, who has partnered  with Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) to deliver major upgrade works at the Tottenham Substation as part of the Sunbury Line Upgrade and Metro Tunnel Projects. The scope of the project was to tunnel using a micro-tunnel boring machine (mTBM) under the Sunbury Line during an occupation for Read More

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Tracks laid for Metro Tunnel

Metro Tunnel crews are preparing to lay track through the completed tunnels, moving the project one step closer to enabling more than half a million extra passengers every week on the rail network.  The first of almost 40km of rail has been delivered on freight trains to the Metro Tunnel’s western entrance in the past Read More

The solution with a short cure time and long service life

Smart Lock is a no-dig point repair solution that reinstates the structural integrity of deformed and damaged gravity sewers and pipelines. Combining the benefits of fibreglass patching and 316 stainless steel, the repair system is  designed to last in assets for 100 years.  Smart Lock can be used in pipes ranging from DN100 to DN900. Read More

Rob Carr gearing up to deliver major projects in 2022

For almost 30 years, Rob Carr has been a leader and pioneer of microtunnelling for the design and construction of utility infrastructure projects in the water, energy and transport space. Having previously constructed some of Australasia’s most complex pipe jacking projects, this year the company will be busier than ever working on multiple significant projects Read More

Delivering Australian-made reliable solutions

With its Australian-made robotic cutters exported across the globe, adding to KRE’s success has been its dedication to producing innovative, cost-effective and reliable products that offer the benefit of being easily operated and maintained. Director Keith Edmunds says the company prides itself on working closely with its customers and their operators, enabling KRE to develop Read More

Protecting your most valuable trenchless assets

Managing Director Ben Gair founded BG Risk after recognising the need for a competent, honest and commercially minded insurance broker which looks beyond the traditional realms of insurance. “We have a proven history for establishing trust with our clients by understanding their businesses, providing sound advice and being their advocates,” says Mr Gair. “Through all stages of Read More

Iplex announces a range extension to its successful Restrain PVC-U pipe

Restrain™ Sewer Pipe was specifically designed by Iplex for both new sewer networks and for the repair and replacement of underground gravity sewer infrastructure.  As a result of customer feedback and demand, Iplex is expanding its range of Restrain Sewer Pipe by adding a 375mm diameter pipe to its offering. National Innovation Manager Callum Hickey Read More

New RDO Equipment and Vermeer Australia dealership means more opportunities for the region

The new dealership is expected to contribute millions to the local economy through the $8.5M facility, offering employment opportunities and increased capacity to service more machines not only at the new branch, but remotely via its field service division. RDO Equipment’s new CEO, Phil Canning, says this new dealership means big things for local customers, 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

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River Road Culvert Structural Relining Issued by: Mount Barker District Council Closing Date: 16 March 2022 Location: South Australia Description: Mount Barker District Council (the Council) invites Tenders from Tenderers for the installation of a structural liner internally for the full thirty (30) metre length of the existing culvert located on River Road, Hahndorf Kennedy Read More


Continuing the legacy

Pezzimenti Trenchless, now a third-generation family business, was incorporated in 2011 by Joe, Anthony and Stephen Pezzimenti as part of a family succession plan. Managing director Joe Pezzimenti says he joined the family-run Pezzimenti Laserbore in 1989, followed by Anthony in 1995 and Stephen in 1997. “My cousin and uncle run the Sydney business, while we Read More

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Girl power: Adept Civil Group up and coming leader in the trenchless world

What is commonly seen as a male-dominated industry, Maddison Corrie is not phased, taking the opportunity to pave the way for other women interested in the trenchless sector. Corrie recalls when she finished school that she always wanted to do something in the trenchless field. “I never wanted an office job. After school I got Read More


Infrastructure sector growth and value

The Australian infrastructure sector is going through a significant growth and change phase as the world emerges post-covid and refocuses on economic and environmental development. The HDD sector is well positioned to play a significant role in designing and delivering infrastructure projects that can be part of the economic recovery and provide climate change mitigation Read More