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

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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

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

Vermeer WA&NT

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

Adept Civil

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

adept civil

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


Forecasting demand through a global pandemic

Queensland Drilling Sales & Supplies is a directional drilling equipment specialist and trusted provider of versatile solutions for jobs all around Australia. Established in 1999, QDS has cemented its name as a dependable service provider with the right tools and expertise for the job. Founded by experienced driller Grant Spaninks, this family-owned company now has Read More

Bore Wrap

That’s a Bore-Wrap

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is an efficient and ecologically safe method for the installation of pipelines underneath rivers, roads, rail crossings, buildings or other obstacles. After a pilot bore is made from the entry to the exit, an HDD string is then guided along the drill path. Unfortunately, damage to steel pipelines during the HDD Read More

Ditch Witch CEA

Unearthing new potential

Ditch Witch CEA boasts the most comprehensive line up of directional drills, HDD tooling, vacuum excavators, trenchers, vibratory ploughs and more available on the market. With impetus on power, the Ditch Witch range is curated to withstand extreme use. Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) supplies equipment to many industries from construction, through to agriculture, to waste Read More

March Construction

Little margin for error

March Construction has successfully completed tunnelling under a live rail corridor to replace a section of wastewater main under Hayton road.  This was reportedly the first installation of the perfect lined jacking pipe in New Zealand The new pipeline had a diameter of 1000 m, replacing the original pipe originally constructed in the 1950s and Read More

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Woodland street storm water pipe repair Issued by: Wodonga City Council Closing Date: 08 March 2022 Location: Victoria Description: Stromwater pipe in Woodland St located under East bound traffic lane between the intersections of Beardmore St and Snowdon St requires repair of displaced pipe joints. Due to the depth of the pipe and location in Read More

Hawthorn Sewer Upgrade map

TBM completes Hawthorn sewer journey

Melbourne Water is replacing the sewer siphon that transfers sewage under the Yarra River as part of the second phase of the Hawthorn Main Sewer upgrade.  Stage 1 of works were completed back in September 2021 and included 1.7 km of sewer main upgrades between Denham Street, Hawthorn and Murphy Street, Richmond.   Constructed nearly Read More

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Gravity Mains Replacement – Bonnar Lane & Stephen Street Walkway Issued by: Mount Barker District Council Closing Date: 04 February 2022 Location: South Australia Description: Mount Barker District Council invites Tenders from Tenderers to undertake Gravity Mains Replacement works at two sites within the Mount Barker Township. The works are tendered in two parts as Read More


New generation of GRUNDODRILL arrives

Located in Castlemaine, Bendigo and Mildura, R&R McClure specialises in the installation of underground power, water and communications for utilities, governments, trades and private enterprises.  The new generation GRUNDODRILL 13ACS is an all condition system for drilling in a range of geologies, including solid rock.  GRUNDORILL 13ACS This horizontal directional drill Read More

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Drainage improvement works Issued by: Isaac Regional Council Closing Date: 21 January 2022 Location: Queensland Description: Council requires work conducted on the Drainage Improvement projects at Music Street, Carmila and Sarchedon Drive, Moranbah. The expected date for practical completion is 30 May 2022. Aurukun Bauxite Project – pumps and pipes Issued by:  Glencore Bauxite Resources Read More


Loc’ed and loaded

For the past 37 years, Sekisui Rib Loc Australia has been developing trenchless technologies for the rehabilitation of damaged pipe infrastructure around the world. Despite having undergone several changes over the years, the company’s core vision is still the same: to work together with willing partners to provide innovative solutions to deteriorated pipe networks. The spiral wound Read More

Pezzimenti tunnelbore

Innovation in the blood

During the 1970s and 1980s, Aurelio was one of three brothers who managed G Pezzimenti & Sons – a company founded by his father in 1957. The company focused on sewer installation in and around Melbourne, with the sewer lines initially installed by hand-digging open-trench methods and boring using auger-driven systems, which were limited in Read More


Australia’s leading HDD specialist

In years between his first drill sighting in 1996 and the establishment of Maxibor in 2013, Rodney O’Meley dedicated himself to building up knowledge of horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Today, he is recognised as one of the experts in the HDD industry.  “Anyone can be trained to operate a drill, but few know what the drill and 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


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

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


Ballarat Sewer Build Stage 1 complete

Central Highlands Water (CHW) has successfully completed Stage 1 of the Ballarat Sewer Build.  Stage 1 of the project commenced in April 2021 and required an investment of more than $25 million into the Ballarat region.  The team at CHW faced many challenges throughout the project including construction interruptions due to COVID-19 and severe weather Read More

Snowy 2.0

WATCH: TBM assembled on Snowy 2.0

Snowy 2.0 is a renewable energy project that will provide on-demand energy and large-scale storage in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales.  It is the largest committed renewable energy project in Australia that will underpin the nation’s transition to a low-carbon future.  The project involves the development of a new underground power station around 1 Read More

John Holland

Sydney Metro on track for completion by 2024

The contract includes the construction of twin 15.5 km tunnels and civil works for six new metro stations with John Holland’s joint venture (JV) partners: CPB Contractors and Ghella. The company said that the trip deep under Sydney Harbour – from Sydney Metro’s new Victoria Cross Station in North Sydney to Barangaroo Station – will be just a three-minute journey Read More

Watercare's central interceptor

Watercare reroutes sewer link on Central Interceptor

Watercare has rerouted a link sewer to avoid community disruption and reduce emissions on the Central Interceptor project.  The team at Watercare has found a way to reroute the first of two link sewers connecting to the 14.7 km wastewater tunnel, removing the need for a 30 m deep construction shaft at Whitney Street.  Central Read More