Edge Underground

Edge Underground: bringing innovation to microtunnelling

Edge Underground was founded by managing director Stuart Harrision – a well-known figure in the Australian and international microtunnelling industry as a trenchless pioneer and inventor of the AXIS laser guided boring system. “When I first developed the AXIS in the early 2000s, it was because there was a gap in the industry for equipment that Read More

Aussie Trenchless

Aussie Trenchless dedicated to innovation, quality and safety

When it was formed in 2014, Aussie Trenchless was committed to scouring the globe for the latest trenchless products and facilitating their introduction to the Australasian market. The scope of the business hasn’t stopped there, with Aussie Trenchless now supplying products around the world from its base in Sydney, NSW. The company’s Director Chris Meredith, Read More

Adept Civil

20 years of water asset management

Adept Civil Group is a fully accredited water infrastructure contractor based in Melbourne, and specialises in the supply and installation of sewerage and drainage pipelines, pump stations and associated services for the metropolitan water boards and tier one contractors of Victoria.  Managing director Anthony Panozzo formed the company in 1999. From its initial staff of Read More

Rob Carr

Rob Carr wins contract for next stage of Melbourne CBD sewer upgrade

The Elizabeth Street Sewer Upgrade is the third stage of Greater Western Water’s four-stage $80 million program to expand Melbourne CBD’s sewer system capacity. It will see a new pipeline constructed, linking to the new sewers, under Lonsdale and Spencer Streets, which were completed in earlier  projects in November 2020 and December 2018, respectively. The 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

M. Tucker and Sons

The full package

M. Tucker & Sons is a family-owned business providing civil and trenchless drainage services since 1989. Over 30 years, the company has developed a reputation for supplying a comprehensive service in utilities and wastewater spaces, with the most up-to-date methods and technologies. M. Tucker & Sons’ customers range from local councils, to small businesses, to Read More

Aussie Trenchless

The perfect rehabilitation solution for sewer, stormwater gravity mains

Aussie Trenchless is headed by industry old-hand Chris Meredith. Skilled in achieving superior trenchless outcomes, Meredith is committed to pioneering state-of-the-art solutions for no-dig civil construction. Offering practical advice to infrastructure owners and contractors on a variety of underground pipeline rehabilitation techniques, Meredith’s practice is backed by a wealth of knowledge and experience. From pipeline 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


Rangedale expands civil division

As the company continues to prove itself as an industry leader for drain maintenance and rehabilitation across Victoria and New South Wales, Rangedale is taking its capabilities further. The Rangedale Group first introduced its civil division in 2009 when the company was primarily doing collapsed sewer dig-outs for waterboards across Melbourne. Rangedale civil operations manager Read More


No-Dig partners with WaterAid

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit determined to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene accessible for everyone in the world within the space of a generation. No-Dig Down Under, organised by Trenchless publisher Prime Creative Media, is one of the world’s largest events dedicated to trenchless technology. Taking place on 8–11 March this year, No-Dig Down Read More

CRL team

Breakthrough at CRL’s Aotea Station

Workers removed the final pieces of concrete wall 15 m beneath Auckland streets and began connecting the new Aotea Station to CRL tunnels. “The wall wasn’t all that thick – about 300 mm wide – but its removal marks a huge step forward for our work,” said CRL chief executive Dr Sean Sweeney.  “While it’s Read More

lower hutt, wellington

Microtunnelling contract awarded for pipeline duplication

The Barber Grove to Seaview Wastewater Treatment Plant Pipe Duplication is located in the Lower Hutt region of New Zealand.  Local utility Wellington Water is working on behalf of Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council jointly, duplicating the existing water main by installing a new 1200 m long, 1000 mm diameter rising main Read More


Vermeer proudly supporting the WA State underground power project

The program, a partnership between the state government and local governments, is now in round six, replacing overhead power lines with a safe and reliable underground network. Vermeer Equipment of WA & NT has been supplying horizontal directional drills (HDD) involved in the project since the early 1990’s. These include trusted models such as the Read More


IMPREG prepares for the future of CIPP

With its future-oriented CIPP liners based on fibreglass material, IMPREG masters even the largest dimensions and highly complex remits. Ensuring its at maximum quality at all times, general manager Michael Ellenrieder says it is thanks to its innovative products and insight. “Our activities are always resource-saving and environmentally conscious. Our success proves us right. IMPREG 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

L&D on Mt Martha Sewer Duplication project

Masters in microtunnelling deliver peninsula project amid trying times

L&D Micro Tunnelling was established in 2015 by business partners Luke Lewis and Christopher Dean. The pair has worked together since 2011, when they were both working for R&C Davies Constructions as construction manager and head of microtunnelling operations respectively. Combined, the pair has 20 years’ experience in the sewer and water industry, and both Read More

prime drilling

The new generation of compact horizontal directional drilling

With 25 years’ experience and expertise in the design and construction of large HDD rigs, Prime Drilling is always working with its customers to enhance its directional drilling equipment. Aiming for prompt and reliable delivery and service, the company has a broad international presence with equipment operating from Europe to Australia and many countries in between. 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

kwik zip HD-50 spacers on DN560 HDPE (560mm OD) into a DN700 Mild Steel Pipe2 copy

kwik-ZIP spacers – the only Australian-owned spacer on the market

Spacer systems can be used on a wide range of new and rehabilitated trenchless pipeline installations to proactively aid the installation process.   Kwik-ZIP’s casing spacer and centraliser systems help contractors to comply with regulations that require casing centralizers or pipe spacers (also referred to as slippers or spiders), like wastewater and sewerage codes and water Read More


Pushing to become the best strategic supplier: KOR 10 years on

Founder and managing director Steve Pewtress established KOR in 2011 after identifying a gap in the market to deliver high-quality equipment to the trenchless industry. After finding himself in a senior leadership role overseeing procurement of large equipment at another company, Pewtress became disillusioned with the current supplies in Australia. “Through varied circumstances I was introduced Read More


Maxibor grows its maxi-rig fleet

There is increasing awareness among infrastructure asset owners that horizontal directional drilling (HDD) can provide an effective whole-of-life solution for the installation of pipelines. Maxibor chief executive officer (CEO) and owner Rodney O’Meley provides insights into maxi-rig spreads and highlights their benefits on major projects across the various infrastructure sectors. Maxi-rigs are HDD rigs required 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

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Irrigation Main Replacements – Supply & Construct – FY21/22 & FY22/23 Issued by: Lower Murray Water Closing Date: 13 January 2022 Location: Victoria Description: Lower Murray Water is looking for a suitably qualified contractor to complete Irrigation Mains Replacement works in the Mildura and Merbein area. The contract will be for the supply and construction Read More