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

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

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

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

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

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

Helping develop the local directional drilling industry

Driving around the streets of Perth or Darwin, or even in the regions, you’re likely to see crews performing civil, utility and communications works. Boom times do create extra demands for drilling contractors. As a trusted and knowledgeable market leader, Vermeer Equipment of WA & NT continues to support its customers through the boom times Read More


Nacap continue work in PNG

Nacap is a specialist engineering firm that services clients from a number of industries, including oil and gas, mining, water, renewables and power. The company has maintained a strong presence in PNG since 2017, where is services local oil, gas and mining projects. With headquarters in Port Moresby, on the south east of the island, Read More

Looking back: HDD setting the benchmark

A subsea gas pipeline was needed for Woodside Energy two transport liquified petroleum gas and condensate from two gas fields: Geographe (55 kms south of Port Campbell), and Thylacine (70 kms). The transfer of the gas took place of a 20-inch diameter pipeline that will transport the resource to an onshore processing plant. The transition Read More

Michels bringing trenchless solutions down under

Founded in the Midwestern United States in 1959 as a regional natural gas distribution company, Michels quickly expanded its services to meet the evolving needs of established and new customers.  In 1988, Michels entered the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) market, offering a safe, environmentally sound way to install utility lines in areas where traditional open-trench construction Read More

S&Z Australia supporting rail infrastructure

These projects have a high level of complexity dealing with train movements, public safety, confined spaces, and tight delivery timeframes.  “S&Z find the challenge of the rail projects rewarding. We are required to install conduits for signalling and power as well as watermains for water and fire services,” says S&Z General Manager Jim Pound. “We Read More

Veolia: Leading the way in ecological transformation

Veolia’s water division comprises over 830 employees across Australia and New Zealand. Chief Operating Officer for Water Daniel Spiller says ecological transformation is at the core of the company’s modus operandi.  “We believe there is a global climate emergency, and that it is the responsibility of companies such as ours to lead the way in Read More

Ditch Witch CEA

Boremore Civil Group benefits from Ditch Witch’s JT60 drill

Featuring a two-speed thrust drive, the JT60 drill power provides operators with the performance needed to drill through a variety of soils on a diverse range of jobsites.  “This power, combined with an innovative design, ensures increased project profitability for the end user,” Ditch Witch CEA Territory Manager Wayne Cox says.  Featuring a Tier 3 Read More

Adept Civil

Adept leads the way with water and sewer upgrade at Thomas Embling Hospital

Thomas Embling Hospital is a high-security forensic mental health hospital located in Fairfield, Victoria. It is currently undergoing a $349.6 million expansion, and these upgrades are being conducted on behalf of Forensicare, Victoria’s leading provider of mental healthcare. Shortly after the Andrews government announced the expansion plans for the hospital in 2021, Adept was awarded Read More


New GRUNDODRILL in the spotlight at No-Dig

The arrival of these machines has been years, if not decades in the making, and represents a landmark step forward in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) engineering. TRACTO-TECHNIK’s products are constantly being refined based on end user feedback, and the new range of GRUNDODRILL fluid-assisted and rock drilling machines are the ultimate reflection of this ideology. Consisting Read More

Earn CPD points at No-Dig Down Under 2022

All training courses have been licensed from the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), and adapted by the ASTT for Australian professionals. Sewer Laterals Good Practices This course offers a clear understanding of the problems and relevant issues unique to the private lateral portion of the collection system network, explains available options for inspection, Read More


Live demos at 2022 No-Dig expo

With free access to the expo, attendees only need to register via the website to be in on the action. Head along to Insituform Pacific at booth 120 to see one of its robot prototypes live cutting a 150 mm pipe. The robot is only 1.4 m but has a 30 cm diameter. During the Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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


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

CD Drilling

HDD minimises disruption during installation

CD Drilling recently assisted a client with the installation of a final piece of pipeline linking two trenched sections of steel gas main either side of a river.  The team installed a 340 m section of pipe via horizontal directional drilling (HDD) under a culturally significant area.  HDD allows for conduit placements underneath obstacles and Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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

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

march cato

25 years tunnelling Auckland City

Co-founders Richard March and Adam Cato first started working together at the Auckland branch of March Construction. When the opportunity presented itself, Richard and Adam joined forces to buy the Auckland operations and establish their own company, March Cato Ltd, which began trading in 1997.  Specialising in trenchless and deep open cut pipeline construction for 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