Bothar equipped for any conditions

For 30 years Bothar Boring & Tunnelling has been delivering on technically complex trenchless and tunnelling projects in some of the harshest environments. Bothar, part of the Bothar Group of Companies, has been a global leader in the delivery of subsurface infrastructure engineering solutions for more than 30 years, and has built a reputation as Read More

Addtech acquires ImpulseRadar

5ELEM, NordiTube expand globally

Leading Chinese manufacturer 5ELEM has become the main shareholder in NordiTube Technologies, strengthening a partnership whose presence will be felt globally in the trenchless industry. Cooperation between the two companies has been going strong ever since the signing of a master licence for the Chinese market in July 2020. Jan Luksch, Managing Director of NordiTube Read More

Engineered products designed to last

Plastic pipes have transformed the way people live, delivering essential services and utilities to homes and communities. A long service life is critical for infrastructure. However, many people don’t realise how plastic pipe systems align with the three key principals of a circular economy: Designing out waste and pollution: This is largely the result of Read More

From maintenance hole relining to NDD services, Rangedale has Queensland covered

A family-owned, Australian business, Rangedale is dedicated to leading the pack in offering comprehensive and innovative turnkey drainage and infrastructure solutions. After opening its new Queensland depot, Rangedale is more capable than ever to offer its most comprehensive services possible. Since Rangedale was established in 2003, the company’s philosophy has remained the same; “keep it running”. An Read More

S&Z Australia delivers Lethbridge Watermain

S&Z Australia has successfully installed over 2 kilometres of 280 mm PE water main in extremely hard rock to ensure an adequate water supply to the town the of Lethbridge in Victoria. Works were required to upgrade the drinking water supply network for the Lethbridge community and surrounding areas. This project increased system capacity, ensuring Read More

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

No-Dig Down Under full steam ahead

Supported by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technologies (ASTT), No-Dig Down Under 2023 is continuing its reputation as the essential industry event, but places are filling fast. With 55 per cent of the available exhibition space already booked, No-Dig Down Under 2023 (NDDU23) is looking to be better than ever. After the undeniable, sold-out success Read More

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

SRL shortlists industry heavyweights

Progress towards Melbourne’s suburban rail loop (SRL) is rolling ahead as the shortlist is announced for firms that will build the massive project. Three global industry leaders have been shortlisted for the tunnelling contracts for what is being called a ‘city-shaping’ project in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The three shortlisters are: CPB Contractors, Ghella and Acciona Read More

New Chairman for AUSJET/ADCVA

Peter Jones has stepped down as Chairman of the Board for AUSJET/ADCVA and welcomed Lance McKay to the role. As the business development manager at Cleanaway, McKay has garnered resect within the industry as a person with a strong knowledge foundation. A member of the Board since 2018, he now takes the reins as things Read More

Labourers needed for HDD specialists S&Z

Horizontal direction drilling (HDD) experts S&Z Australia are expanding its labouring team in Victoria. S&Z are one of Victoria’s leading suppliers of HDD services, with experience in commercial and residential applications of end-to-end civil works. With a mission to exceed customer expectation through the use of the trenchless technologies and the capacity to offer the 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. Talison Lithium Greenbushes Expansion – Structural, Mechanical and Piping Installation Works (Process Plant) Issued by: Talison Lithium Limited Closing Date: 26/11/2022 Location: Western Australia Description: Contractors wishing to be considered must be able to demonstrate their ability to: Assemble and Read More

CDE recycling solution to reDirect material from landfill to construction industry

200 tph solution commissioned for reDirect Recycling in New South Wales. Wet processing experts CDE have installed a state-of-the-art waste recycling plant for reDirect Recycling at its site in Wetherill Park in a bid to divert waste from landfill and to recover valuable resources. Part of the Borg group, reDirect Recycling offers efficient resource recovery Read More

Vermeer D40x55DR HDD ‘ticks every box’ for Healesville Directional Drilling

Cameron Pearson, owner of Healesville Directional Drilling, has great plans for the business after he took the reins from his father in 2021, and his new Vermeer D40x55DR Horizontal Directional Drill plays a big part in this. Healesville Directional Drilling has been in operation for roughly 20 years, started by Pearson’s father and grandfather. He Read More

Yarra Valley Water opens tender for HDD advisory

Yarra Valley Water is searching for an expert in trenchless construction to consult on the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities included in its Community Sewerage Program. A rare opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to deliver trenchless construction advice through field-based assessment of horizontal directional drilling works being undertaken to deliver Yarra Read More

Maxibor uses HDD to overcome ESG challenges

Maxibor is taking steps to practically applying the use of HDD to help overcome the environmental challenges that communities now face, demonstrating how HDD can be an important part of the environmental solutions to achieve the goals and values of ESG. ESG is an acronym for Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance, related to the standards Read More

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

IA forecasts infrastructure boom

Andris Krumins reflects on his career in the trenchless industry

In a bid to celebrate the achievements and growth of the trenchless industry and the ASTT, Trenchless Australasia will be running a new question and answer segment featuring an ASTT member. In this edition, the August Trenchless Pioneer is Andris Krumins, a retired civil engineer. This is his story. In your own words, how would you Read More