Gone are the days where project selection criteria was based solely on the benefits to corporate and business leaders. Nowadays, it’s no longer enough to focus on these benefits alone, and more contractors are on the hunt for equipment options that look at the bigger picture and offer triple bottom line benefits.
Trelleborg acquires sewer and drainage pipe rehabilitation market leader
Trelleborg Group, through its business area Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire I.S.T. Innovative Sewer Technologies’ (I.S.T.) sewer and drainage pipe rehabilitation operations. Read more
OptionX Group strikes deal with MTS Microtunnelling Systems
OptionX Group has expanded its offering to the drilling, tunnelling and boring industries by entering an agency agreement with the German company MTS Microtunnelling Systems. This agreement will see OptionX Group become the exclusive seller of MTS equipment across Australia and New Zealand.
Maxibor breaks through climate transition challenges
As the civil construction sector is going through the post–pandemic recovery stage, it needs to manage other challenges, namely climate transition, labour shortages, supply chain disruptions and inflation. Maxibor CEO Rodney O’Meley shares his insights on the impact of these challenges on the horizontal directional drilling industry and how Maxibor is addressing them so that clients and other project stakeholders’ expectations continue to be met.
Second tunnel excavated at Snowy 2.0
The Snowy 2.0 Hydro Project has reached another milestone with the second tunnel excavation now completed at Lobs Hole in New South Wales. Read more
Throwback on an impactful project with HDI Lucas
HDI Lucas recently shared on its LinkedIn information about the Chatswood Sewer Amplification Project it delivered as part of Sydney Water‘s Sewerfix Program in 2003.
Wrapping up the challenges in SA
In December 2022, Denso Australia completed the supply of a project involving the protection of 400 lineal metres of DN250 mild steel pipeline in Bolivar, South Australia.
Snowy Hydro 2.0 faces challenging conditions
The Snowy Hydro 2.0 management team has confirmed that variable site and geological conditions have impacted the tunnel boring process for the NSW project.
West Gate Tunnel boring complete
A major milestone has been reached on the West Gate Tunnel project, with tunnel boring now complete on the two twin tunnels that will create a much-needed alternative to the congested West Gate Bridge.
Directionally drilling down, down, down
The evolution of HDD continues with the Ditch Witch JT24 Directional Drill. It is designed to give customers the power and footprint to be the ultimate uptime champion.
Become a trenchless pro with No Dig Down-Under training courses
The No-Dig Down Under training sessions will make sure attendees’ knowledge of trenchless technologies is extensive and expanded.
Rob Carr begins construction of important Brisbane sewer in $45m Urban Utilities project
Microtunnelling contractor, Rob Carr, has commenced construction of a new 1 km long wastewater pipe running under the heart of Brisbane, Queensland. The Urban Utilities project is part of a major infrastructure upgrade to cater for population growth in the city’s north, which is expected to increase by 37,000 over the next 30 years.
Electric sewer cleaning vehicle goes into production
KAISER has started production of its first fully electric sewer cleaning vehicle, the AquaStar EV. Read more
Throwback Thursday with Interflow
We take a look at one of Interflow’s most challenging projects since 2016, involving raw water discharge line relining.
Greater Western Water’s renewal project hits next stage
Greater Western Water’s (GWW) contractor Jaydo Construction has commenced works on stage 2 of Melbourne’s Victoria Street Main Renewal project.
Iplex partners with Townsville City Council on eco-industrial precinct project
Iplex, a chosen and trusted partner of Townsville City Council, is working on the Townsville Lansdown eco-industrial precinct project, supplying water pipelines to contribute to the development of Townsville City.
North East Link taking shape in Watsonia
The North East Link Program recently completed piling works within its site on the east side of Greensborough Road, Watsonia, forming the structural foundations of the 40-metre deep, 200-metre-long Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch area.
TRACTO supplies operator with quality HDD solution
Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) manufacturer TRACTO Australia has supplied an industry leading system to Drilling Solutions Australia. Read more
Prime Horizontal completes underground installation with ParaTrack Gyro Guidance
Prime Horizontal has recently completed a small-rig project in Melbourne utilising ParaTrack Gyro Guidance for underground power installation.
SECA launches drain cleaning and HPWJ courses
Did you know in New South Wales a license is required before undertaking any drainage work, regardless of its cost or whether it’s for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes? This requirement is set by Fair Trading NSW and in compliance with Australian Standard AS3500.
Pipe Core open days, always a success
Pipe Core opened its doors to customers across three days in March for the first of its Pipe Core Open Days of 2023.
Watercare Services to improve Auckland waterways
Watercare Services has confirmed it will be undertaking improvements to Auckland waterways thanks to an 8 metre wide fibre-glass shaft liner.
Rob Carr takes lead on third leg of massive sewer upgrade
The third stage of Greater Wester Water’s $80 million four-stage CBD Sewer Augmentation project has kicked off in Melbourne. Read more
Collaboration results in new drilling machine – AdaptX
OptionX Group is launching the AdaptX range – a fully adaptable drilling machine made in Australia.
Pezzimenti Trenchless: meeting all microtunnelling challenges
Pezzimenti Trenchless is continuing to cement its legacy of expertise and excellence by completing works on the Highlander Branch Sewer project in Mickleham, Victoria.
The future of HDD: Daunting, thrilling, and important
Rodney O’Meley, CEO and owner of Maxibor Australia – one of the country’s leading horizontal directional drilling (HDD) design and delivery companies – speaks to Trenchless Australasia to provide insight into the challenges and future direction of HDD in the Australian infrastructure sector.