Sands Civil delivers quality

Sands Civil Group – together with Sands Plumbing and Sands Traffic Control – incorporates its ‘small enough to listen, big enough to deliver’ ideology into all aspects of its business, setting high standards on all projects.

This high standard starts with the company’s team members who are: skilled, experienced and the best in their respective fields.

The company also has an extensive range of plant and equipment to cover all project requirements, as well as being a third-party accredited contractor for quality, health and safety, and environmental management.

Sands Civil in combination with Sands Traffic Control, offers clients a complete package for civil works and traffic management requirements.

The company is committed to providing these services to clients in the most cost effective and timely manner.

Key services

Sands Civil offers a range of services to its clients, including pipeline construction, pump station, deep trenching, microtunnelling, plant hire and maintenance hole construction.

It is also a non-destructive excavation specialist, offering excavation, potholing, utility exposure and utility location, as well as microtunnelling, sleeve boring, pipe jacking, laser guided microtunnelling, high accuracy thrust boring and piloted microtunnelling.

The company’s traffic management services include the organisation of memorandums of authorisation with VicRoads, traffic management plan development, provision of portable traffic lights and variable message signs.

Strong leadership

The company follows this philosophy under the guidance of company Founder and Director Andrew Sands, who established the company as Sands Plumbing in 2000.

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Mr Sands personally oversees the company’s operations to ensure goals are met to the highest standard.

He has excellent multitasking and leadership skills, as well as a thorough knowledge of the water/sewer infrastructure and civil infrastructure sectors.

Mr Sands is also accredited as one of Melbourne Retail Water Authorities’ key personnel, who must fulfil a set standard of competency to meet this qualification.

For more information visit the Sands Civil website or contact Mr Sands on 0403 313 651.

If you have company news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Managing Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Convince your boss of the benefits of No-Dig Down Under!

These key facts will convince your boss that you need to attend one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important infrastructure events.

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

These five reasons make No-Dig Down Under an unmissable event

In its almost 20-year history, No-Dig Down Under has grown to become one of the most important, and largest, trenchless technology events in the world.

Taking place in Melbourne on 10–13 September, the event – supported by ASTT – will feature, a world-class conference program, the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history and training courses presented by international experts.

These five reasons make No-Dig Down Under standout as an unmissable trenchless event and as important as any no-dig event anywhere in the world.

1) Learn about how leading utilities are using no-dig methods in the conference

Asset owners play a vital role in the application of trenchless technology, which is why more than 40 per cent of the conference program consists of Australia and New Zealand’s leading utilities, operators and municipalities, including Sydney Water, Yarra Valley Water, Watercare, APA Group, Tas Gas Networks and Dial Before You Dig, as well as leading contractors such as John Holland, McConnell Dowell, Interflow and HDI Lucas.

The conference program, which was assembled from more than 130 paper submissions, also includes presentations on research and education into trenchless technologies from organisations such as the Water Services Association of Australia, Monash University and the University of Auckland.

Secure your attendance at the conference by registering today via the No-Dig Down Under website.

2) See the latest products in action in the exhibition hall

The exhibition will feature more than 100 of the world’s leading suppliers, manufacturers and service providers of the latest trenchless solutions for the installation, rehabilitation and location of underground infrastructure assets.

Many of these companies will be presenting practical demonstrations of their equipment, which is an important opportunity to see these products in action.

Make sure you set aside some time to walk through the giant hall (it might take you a while!) and grab a copy of the September edition of Trenchless Australasia for a guide on who to visit.

3) Celebrate the success of the industry at the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening

Arguably the most prestigious night on the trenchless calendar, this formal black tie event – sponsored by National Environmental Equipment (NATEE) – features the presentation of the biennial ASTT Awards, recognising and celebrating the achievements of the Australasian trenchless industry.

In total, five awards will be presented, honouring the rehabilitation and installation projects of the year; new technology; young person of the year; and person of the year.

Full conference registrations include access to the function, taking place on Thursday 12 September; otherwise, tickets can be purchased individually or as a table of 10.

4) Take advantage of invaluable networking opportunities at the social functions

In addition to the gala dinner, No-Dig Down Under will feature two more social functions, providing networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.

On the evening of Tuesday 10 September, the exhibition will officially open with a ceremony, sponsored by Vermeer, with drinks and appetisers in the hall.

The opening is an opportunity to get a first glimpse of the exhibition hall and speak to exhibitors about their products and services before the general public the following morning.

Taking place the next evening, Wednesday 11 September, the Networking Reception – also sponsored by Vermeer – will be hosted on the bank of Melbourne’s famous Yarra River, opposite the city’s CBD, the reception is an opportunity to rub shoulders with the leaders of Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless industry.

Not only will the function feature great food, drinks and entertainment, but also a whiskey bar for those who are that way inclined.

5) Increase your trenchless knowledge by attending a training course

Originally developed by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), ASTT licensed the training courses and adapted them for Australasian audiences.

They are internationally recognised as the pinnacle of trenchless education and training, and offer an opportunity to be taught by global experts on the latest techniques and best practice.

In 2019, three courses will be presented: Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Course, Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) Good Practices Guidelines Course, New Installation Methods Good Practices Course.

If you are interested in registering for the training courses, contact conferences@gs-press.com.au or visit www.nodigdownunder.com.au

Organised by Great Southern Press, the publisher of Trenchless Australasia, No-Dig Down Under is made possible by the generous support of Platinum Sponsor National Environmental Equipment (NATEE); Gold Sponsor Vermeer; Silver Sponsors KRE Engineering, Pezzimenti Trenchless and Vivax Metrotech; and Bronze Sponsors Interflow, Smart Lock and Ashapura.

The event is proud to raise funds and awareness for its Charity Partner WaterAid.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Managing Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Rail investigations begin at Box Hill

The next phase in the Victorian capital’s AU$50 billion project – announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews in September 2018 – will see works begin across Melbourne’s southeast, with the geotechnical investigations to involve drilling boreholes of depths between 30 and 60 m to extract rock and soil, which will then be tested for composition and stability.

These findings will help crews understand the ground conditions and plan for the new underground alignment and station locations, as well as how the project will be built and the amount of time it will take.

The Suburban Rail Loop involves tunnelling a new underground rail network connecting every major Victorian train line – from the Frankston line to the Werribee line, through to Melbourne Airport – with up to 12 new stations.

The project is one of the largest in the world and construction work is anticipated to begin in the southeast by the end of 2022, while an approximate completion date of 2050 is targeted for the entire project.

Local residents and communities can have a say on all steps of the project through a survey.

For more information visit the Rail Projects Victoria website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

EOI – Lake Moondarra stage 4 pipeline installation
Issued by: 
Mount Isa Water Board
Closing date: 
8 August 2019
Location: 
Queensland
Description: 
The Mount Isa Water Board requires suitably qualified contractors to construct approximately 1.3 km of DN 800 mild steel cement-mortar lined pipe in the 2019–20 financial year as part of Stage 4 of the Lake Moondarra Pipeline Replacement project.

Sewer rising main replacement – SRM3005
Issued by: 
Tweed Shire Council
Closing Date: 
21 August 2019
Location: 
New South Wales
Description: 
The council is seeking to engage a civil contractor to supply and install approximately 400 m of 150 mm diameter sewer rising main and associated structures at Bimbadeen Avenue and Summit Drive in Banora Point. A non-mandatory site inspection/meeting will be held on site 10am Wednesday 7 August 2019.

GWTP to South Gladstone reservoir pipeline stage 3
Issued by: 
Gladstone Area Water Board
Closing date: 
23 August 2019
Location: 
Queensland
Description: 
This project covers the replacement of two sections of the existing water main, namely:

  • Northern Section – Tigalee Creek towards Moura rail crossing; this portion of work consists of installation and connection of approximately 393 m of DN 600, mild steel cement lined (MSCL) pipework
  • Southern Section: Moura rail crossing towards the Dalrymple roundabout; this portion of work consists of the installation and connection of approximately 440 m of DN 600 MSCL pipework; at the southern end of this section, the tie in connection is into an existing DN 600 asbestos cement pipe.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Managing Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Australasian Trenchless Directory now online

The online directory, which was also distributed earlier in 2019 as a print publication, lists companies involved in the industry in alphabetical order, as well as in groups according to the products and services they offer.

The directory also includes important contact information for organisations such as utilities, municipalities and government departments.

Click here to access the online directory.

Listings in the directory are free and guaranteed for all ASTT members, as well as supporters of Trenchless Australasia magazine.

Companies who advertised in the directory have their listings highlighted with the addition of a company logo as well a description of the business.

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Interested in highlighting your company in the next directory?

The Australasian Trenchless Directory is updated on an annual basis to stay up-to-date with changes and developments in the industry.

To enhance your listing in the 2020 edition, including with the addition of a company logo and description, contact Great Southern Press Managing Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss marketing opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

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NSW conference to dissect future projects

The 11th Annual NSW Major Project Conference, taking placein Sydney, Australia on 17–18 September 2019, will highlight the region’s largest infrastructure projects and upgrades and will involve more than 25 speakers and policy makers from government and the private sectors discussing the industry.

The conference comes at a pivotal time for the state, with a record of investment of AU$89.7 billion leaving NSW expecting to have more major infrastructure projects on the cards than any other state in Australia.

There will be a range of quality presentations, including a update on the WestConnex project and an in-depth review of the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel – or SMART – system, presenting and innovative solution to flooding and traffic congestion.

There will also be a panel discussion on the Urban Congestion Fund, which seeks to reduce congestion in urban locations and has been allocated an investment of AU$4 billion over the next decade.

The panel will include TTM Consulting Director Mel Fyfe, Urbis Transport Advisory Associate Director Neill Miller, Transport for NSW Manager Walking and Cycling Strategy Sara Stace.

For more information visit the NSW Major Projects Conference website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Microtunnelling progresses in Geelong

The City of Great Geelong project includes the installation of a new stormwater drain underneath Gheringhap Street, which will minimise the effects of flooding during significant storm events.

The drain will connect to the existing network near Johnstone Park, improving the capacity to dissipate flood water and will include a new treatment system and outfall to Corio Bay.

Contractor Rob Carr is using a 24 t MTBM – nicknamed Emily-Rose – to excavated the 450 m pipeline.

As of 15 July, Emily-Rose had travelled 340 m from its launch shaft on Mercer Street, heading towards Corio Bay where it will end near a waterfront skatepark.

The new drain will be constructed from 1.8 m diameter pipe, which is being installed at a rate of about 7.5 m/d.

According to the council, microtunnelling was selected because it provided the greatest cost benefit, took the least amount of time and caused the least amount of disruption to the local community, particularly the users and occupants of Gheringhap Street.

For more information visit the Rob Carr website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Early bird discount for No-Dig Down Under closing soon

Taking place in Melbourne on 10–13 September, No-Dig Down Under will feature training courses presented by international experts, a world-class conference program and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s almost 20-year history.

Delegates that register before 12 July 2019 will take advantage of a discount of more than 15 per cent on the price of full conference registrations, which includes access the conference, exhibition, as well as No-Dig Down Under’s social functions, such as the prestigious ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, sponsored by National Environmental Equipment (NATEE).

In addition, registrants can also purchase access to the ASTT Training Courses, which will take place before the start of the event.

No-Dig Down Under is made possible by the generous support of Platinum Sponsor NATEE; Gold Sponsor Vermeer; Silver Sponsors KRE EngineeringPezzimenti Trenchless and Vivax Metrotech; and Bronze Sponsors Interflow, Smart Lock and Ashapura.  

The event is also proud to be raising funds and awareness for Charity Partner WaterAid.

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Is your company attending No-Dig Down Under 2019?

The September edition of Trenchless Australasia will be the official conference edition of No-Dig Down Under 2019, featuring special coverage, including detailed overviews of the event, previews and insights on exhibitors, as well as maps, the full conference program and other important information.

If your company is attending the event and would like to increase its exposure, contact Trenchless Australasia Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Tunnelling expert expands its fleet

A key capability of the company’s trenchless technology sector is its stock of slurry MTBMs for the installation of DN 150 to DN 1800 pipes, which use a slurry shield system to operate in dry or water charged ground conditions.

Currently, DM Civil is working on a project to tunnel an 80 m section of pipeline under the Mitchell Freeway and Northern Transit Railway Lines in Perth, Western Australia.

In order to cope with the sand and limestone ground conditions, DM Civil proposed using an innovative Iseki TCS 900 Mixed Head MTBM with a DN 900 reinforced concrete jacking pipe to form a casing for the DN 700 mild steel cement lined bore collector pipe, which will be sleeved inside.

The machine was reconfigured with an enlarged cutting head to match the diameter of the jacking pipe, with the workshop and fabrication shop working with the Trenchless Division to build a new cover to house the machine controls.

These changes were an ambitious endeavour given that rock and mixed head machines are not easily altered for different diameter pipe.

The MTBM is the largest slurry shield machine in the fleet, capable of achieving 1,200 mm outside diameter bores.

While the MTBM was disassembled, the workshop made some improvements to the machine to ensure the machine meets the company’s standards.

For more information visit the DM Civil website.

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

No-Dig Down Under releases conference program

In addition to a packed exhibition hall and the ASTT Technical Training Courses, No-Dig Down Under’s world class conference program will feature three dedicated conference streams: installation, rehabilitation and utility location.

Tuesday

On 10 September, three ASTT Technical Training Courses will take place ahead of the conference: the Cured-in-place Pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Course, the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Good Practices Couse and the New Installation Methods Good Practices Course.

Following the courses, the Official Exhibition Opening, sponsored by Vermeer, will take place at 5–7pm at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Wednesday

On 11 September, ASTT President Chris Frangos and Great Southern Press General Manager Annie Ferguson will present the opening address, marking the launch of the event.

Four presentations and a panel session on the impact of urban development on underground infrastructure, before lunch – sponsored by Interflow – is served in the exhibition hall; following lunch, the program will split into three streams.

Installation stream

This stream will feature presentations covering microtunnelling planning and design, as well as microtunnelling and pipe jacking projects.

Rehabilitation stream

This stream will feature presentations addressing sliplining for pipelines, as well as rehabilitation guidelines, specifications and project planning.

Utility location stream

This dedicated utility location stream will include presentations on a pipeline damaged by horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and insights into the future of information sharing between excavator and asset owner.

The conference sessions will close at 5:30pm, with the Networking Reception – sponsored by Vermeer – taking place from 6:30–11pm at Common Man in South Wharf.

Thursday

On 12 September, delegates will start their day with fresh coffee in the conference area before the presentations begin at 9am.

Installation stream

This stream will feature presentations on HDD project planning and design (sponsored by DCI), HDD projects, challenging installation projects (sponsored by Pezzimenti Trenchless), and new installation planning and geotechnical engineering.

Rehabilitation

Presentations in this stream will focus on asset management and condition assessment, rehabilitation projects, relining projects (sponsored by Smart Lock) and liner performance.

Utility location

This dedicated utility location stream will include presentations on locating technologies, data, drone use, skill development and more.

Delegates will have ample opportunity to explore the exhibition hall during morning tea – sponsored by Vivax Metrotech – as well as a longer opportunity to network in exhibition during lunch, sponsored by KRE.

After the conclusion of the final conference sessions, the much anticipated ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening – sponsored by National Environmental Equipment (NATEE) – will take place in the Sovereign Room at MCEC from 7–11pm.

Exhibition closing – Friday

On 13 September, the exhibition hall will open at 9am for the final day of the event.

In 2019, the Exhibitor Customer Lunch – sponsored by Trenchless Australasia – will take place in the exhibition hall from 12pm to 2pm; the lunch will be open to all event attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to invite clients and customers.

To secure one of the last sponsorships or exhibition spaces, contact Great Southern Press Sales Manager David Marsh on +61 3 9248 5122 or at dmarsh@gs-press.com.au

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Is your company attending No-Dig Down Under 2019?

The June and September editions of Trenchless Australasia will be the official conference editions of No-Dig Down Under 2019, featuring special coverage including: detailed overviews of the event, previews and insights on the exhibitors, as well as maps, the full conference program and other important information.

If your company is attending the event and would like to increase its exposure, contact Trenchless Australasia Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

ASTT Training Courses increasing trenchless knowledge

Originally developing by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), the ASTT has licensed the training courses and adapted the material for Australasian audiences.

CIPP Good Practices Course

Instructor: Chris Macey, AECOM North America

Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is one of the most widely used and accepted pipeline rehabilitation methods. It is cost-effective, increases flow capacity and significantly reduces infiltration and exfiltration. This course provides an in-depth overview of wastewater mainline and lateral pipe rehabilitation using CIPP, and covers everything from planning and design, through to job completion.

The course is best suited to council, utility and government employees, asset managers seeking new knowledge of rehabilitation techniques, and young professionals working in the trenchless rehabilitation subsector.

The training will be presented by CIPP expert Chris Macey, who was recently inducted into NASTT’s Hall of Fame. Mr Macey is internationally recognised as an expert on the field of trenchless relining and has been involved with the method since it was first introduced in the 1970s.

HDD Good Practices Guidelines Course

Instructor: Ben Crosby, Bamser and ASTT Queensland Councillor

The Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Good Practices Guidelines course provides an in-depth overview of HDD. It covers six topics: (1) operation and application; (2) equipment and materials; (3) planning, including surface and geological investigations, utility surveys, bore planning, and regulations and permitting; (4) jobsite safety; (5) risk reduction, troubleshooting and mitigation; and (6) design.

The course is best suited to council, utility and government employees, civil and geotechnical engineers, beginner drillers and young professionals working the trenchless installation subsector.

New Installations Methods Good Practices Course

Instructor: Blair Telfer, Interflow New Zealand and ASTT New Zealand Councillor

This course addresses numerous commonly used trenchless techniques to install new pipe and conduit, including auger boring, pipe ramming, microtunnelling, pipe jacking and pilot tube methods.

The target audience is contractors, municipal and utility employees, consulting engineers, inspectors and industry practitioners.

The course will identify the trenchless methods used for grade and alignment control and guidance, and the limitations and advantages of each method. The history, sizes, equipment options and process of excavating through different ground types, pipe materials and ways to track where the pipe is located underground.

Registration for these one-day training courses is available from AU$490 for ASTT Members and AU$590 for non-members.

If you are interested in registering for the training courses, contact conferences@gs-press.com.au or visit www.nodigdownunder.com.au

This article was featured in the June edition of Trenchless Australasia. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile device, click here.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Highway to the spacer zone

Adept Civil Group recently used kwik-ZIP HD-75 spacers to protect and centralise an IPLEX DN 150 RESTRAIN™ Pipe installation during the relocation of a sewer for the Chandler Highway Upgrade in Melbourne, Victoria. The AU$110 million project began in 2017 and involves the widening of the highway to six lanes, as well as building a new bridge to the west of an existing one.

Two intersections along the highway would be upgraded during the project and new traffic lights would be installed in some parts. Additionally, landscaping around the Yarra River would also take place, as well as the improvement of stormwater drainage and lighting in the area.

A stack of pipes fitted with kwik-ZIP’s HD-75 spacers.

For the sewer relocation, contractor Adept Civil selected kwik-ZIP’s HD-75 spacers, which were then installed at 1 m intervals to support the carrier pipe and protect it from abrasion or damage during the operations.

The company’s HD series spacers are well suited for use in open bores as their curved bow design allows them to be easily pulled or pushed over rough ground surfaces.

The spacers have no metal parts and are made from kwik-ZIP’s modified Acetal (POM) engineering thermoplastic, a high-grade material that is flexible, extremely tough and has a low coefficient of friction. Additionally, the spacers’ installation process does not require any special tools, allowing for a simple and efficient fitting procedure.

Lengths of pipe being lowered into the hole for installation.

Adept Civil Group Construction Manager – Microtunnelling Brett Moore says the on-site operations ran smoothly.

“kwik-ZIP’s HD-75 spacers were quick and easy to install and helped to make the carrier pipe installation a trouble-free process,” he says.

kwik-ZIP spacers have been approved and endorsed by a number of agencies and associations, including the Water Services Association of Australia and the Melbourne Retail Water Agency – a joint association of three water retailers owned by the Victorian government: South East Water, Yarra Valley Water and City West Water.

This article was featured in the June edition of Trenchless Australasia. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile device, click here.

For more information visit the kwik-ZIP website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Trenchless Australasia opens EOFY subscription sale!

Take advantage of this limited time offer to get a 20 per cent discount on all subscriptions purchased by Friday 28 June.

Subscribing to Trenchless Australasia means you will stay up to date with the latest Australasian trenchless industry news, project reviews, company and regulatory news, interviews, special features and industry events.

The latest edition includes a region review of the New Zealand trenchless industry, a project article on HDI Lucas’ involvement in expansion of an LNG facility in Southeast Asia and a preview of the upcoming edition of No-Dig Down Under 2019.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer, then follow these steps:

  • Visit the Great Southern Press shop
  • Click the ‘Subscribe’ button under Trenchless Australasia
  • Select your location and quantity, then click ‘Subscribe’ to add the product to your cart
  • Click ‘View cart’ to view your order, enter coupon code ‘OzEOFY19’ and click ‘Apply coupon’
  • Proceed to checkout and complete your purchase.

For more information visit the Trenchless Australasia website.

To discuss this offer in more detail contact Trenchless Australasia Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

ASTT introduces No-Dig Down Under utility and council scholarships

Taking place in Melbourne from 10 to 13 of September, No-Dig Down Under is one of the largest events in the world dedicated to trenchless technology and includes a program of technical paper presentations, training courses on trenchless topics, social functions and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history.

The event is supported by ASTT, a non-profit organisation, representing organisations and individuals involved in Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless technology industry.

The scholarships will allow key members of Australasian utilities and councils to attend the event with reduced costs, and aims to bring more employees from these organisations to the event, thereby increasing the knowledge of trenchless technology.

Scholarship types

Five scholarships are available for Victorian-based utility or council representatives, which include a complimentary full conference registration.

Five scholarships are available for interstate-based utility or council representatives, which include a complimentary full conference registration, as well as accommodation during the event.

The registrations include access to No-Dig Down Under’s conference and exhibition, as well as attendance at the event’s social functions, including the prestigious Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, which features the presentation of the ASTT Awards.

Recipients will also be offered the opportunity to be interviewed for Trenchless Australasia, in addition to being profiled in the September issue of the magazine, the official conference edition.

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on the following:

  • Employment position and job title;
  • Membership record with ASTT;
  • Participation in previous No-Dig Down Unders and other ASTT events;
  • Knowledge of trenchless technology industry;
  • Career goals and level of interest in trenchless technology;
  • Professional reference/testimonial from a colleague or industry contact of the applicant.

Information in any given application must be fact checkable, including references.

Applications

Eligible representatives can submit their application via an online form, which requires contact information and a series of general questions to be answered.

Click here to apply for ASTT’s No-Dig Down Under Scholarships.

The successful applicants will be selected by ASTT and notified via email.

Applications close Friday 12 July 2019.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a full-time employee of an Australian or New Zealand utility or council.

If a recipient’s employment ends or is terminated before the start of No-Dig Down Under, the scholarship will be rescinded by ASTT and transferred to another eligible representative within the organisation or other applicant, time permitting.

Authors of papers accepted into No-Dig Down Under’s conference program are not eligible for the scholarships.

Full terms and conditions are listed within the application form.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like feature in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Central Interceptor enters next stage of construction

Raveen Jaduram.

Auckland’s water utility Watercare is progressing with the development of one of New Zealand’s most ambitious tunnelling projects, the Central Interceptor. The project includes the construction of a 13 km wastewater tunnel at depths of up to 110 m underneath the city, as well as 4.4 km of link sewers using microtunnelling.

The tunnel will run between Western Springs and the Mangere Wastewater Treatment Plant, crossing Manukau Harbour approximately 15 m below the seabed. The pipeline will connect to existing wastewater networks along the route, which will divert flows and overflows into the tunnel.  

After shortlisting four joint ventures to build the project, in March 2019 Watercare signed a construction contract with GhellaAbergeldie Joint Venture (JV); tunnelling is expected to begin in late 2020.

What are your responsibilities on the Central Interceptor Project?

As the CEO of Watercare Services, so my role is to make sure the project is delivered to program and to budget. It is significant in the sense that the project is costing about NZ$1.2 billion – a substantial sum for us. It is by far the largest project we’ve ever done and possibly will ever do.

With very large projects, if you get variations or issues with program delays, the sums of money you talk about are big. It may be a small percentage, but it’s a small percentage of a big number. My job is to make sure traditional project outcomes are delivered by the program director, including scope, program, timetable and dollars.

More importantly, we’ve got to make sure the Central Interceptor resonates and engages with our customers, and that we’re a good neighbour during its construction, as we’ll be in locations throughout Auckland for a while. This tunnel has a number of shafts located in built up residential areas, so we don’t want to upset customers and stakeholders during the five years of the project.

What does the project entail and why is it required?

This infrastructure was identified as being required over a decade ago. It’s a large tunnel with an outside diameter of 5 m and inside diameter of 4.5 m. It’s going to be 13 km long and will be up to 110 m deep.

The tunnel will pick up existing combined sewer networks and take the flows to our largest wastewater treatment plant at Mangere, north of Auckland airport on the southern side of the city.

In this part of central Auckland, wastewater and stormwater flow into the same pipe. This system was designed that way at the turn of the century with the intention these pipes would carry the stormwater to a nearby stream, waterfront or coastal waterway where it would be discharged.

This was acceptable 100 years ago because dilution was considered a means of treating sewerage; however, it’s now 2019 and for the past few decades Auckland has been struggling with the decision to separate the sewers and build new stormwater pipes.

Watercare is responsible for drinking water and wastewater services in the Auckland region; however, stormwater is a council responsibility. Where there’s a combined sewer, the stormwater goes into our wastewater system and the law then requires us to address that issue.

The Central Interceptor was identified as a solution that could be installed in a short period of time and address about 80 per cent of the overflows as soon as it’s constructed. The project will also provide a decade for Auckland Council to continue with separation works.

How was the project’s design developed?

The Central Interceptor is actually the spine of a larger network, connecting to two link sewers which are substantial in themselves. They’re not as large in diameter, but they will also be constructed using trenchless technology.

The first challenge we had was the size of the pipe that we need could have been substantially smaller, less than 2 m in diameter. But we are building this tunnel in a built-up and older part of Auckland, and it’s almost impossible to follow the grade and build it using traditional trenching methods, so we had to go trenchless.

As soon as made this decision, we said, “Well, we’ve got to go deep to stay away from the uncertain layers of the geology in Auckland.”

We also needed the diameter of the pipe large enough that it would allow for good tunnelling. The advice we got was that we were therefore looking at a diameter of more than 4 m.

In the end, we decided we would go for a larger pipe diameter, with the larger capacity used to store storm flows. The Central Interceptor reduces the need to increase the capacity at the treatment plant, allowing us to transport and store, and at a diameter allowing for good tunnelling.

The two link sewers will be constructed using microtunnelling because they’re smaller in diameter, but the spine that is the Central Interceptor will be constructed using a tunnel boring machine (TBM).

What did the tendering process involve?

Initially, there was an expression of interest, before we shortlisted four consortiums, which subsequently submitted proposals. Any of the four joint venture (JV) proposals could have done the job, but at the end of the day, our criteria – in addition to price – specified experience and a culture which reflected the values of Watercare.

We were looking for a contractor that would be a partner, that would share our focus on our customers and make sure the project delivered positive outcomes. In addition to the construction of the tunnel, over the next five years the process is going to result in trained personnel, an enhanced health and safety culture for workers and subcontractors, and positively contribute to lowering carbon emissions, among other benefits.

The proposal from the Ghella-Abergeldie JV best met the criteria we detailed in the contract, as well as Watercare’s aspirations. I’m sure the other shortlisted groups would have done a fine job too, but the process and the number of people who were involved and evaluated the bids collectively decided the JV was the one for us.

After meeting the consortium’s personnel, the Ghella family and the Abergeldie personnel, we are confident we made the right decision.

Is it important to provide the public with added value when planning these largescale projects?

Absolutely, the community expects us to. It comes at a very marginal cost, if any additional cost. It’s not a question of ‘either-or’, it’s ‘and’. You know, we can build the tunnel and have other benefits because of the scale and the duration of the program.

The route of the Central Interceptor.

What’s the timeline for activities?

The JV got possession of the contract and the site in May 2019. The TBM will be fabricated, shipped, assembled, disassembled and then sent to the receiver; it’s a process that’s going to take 12 months or more. In the meantime, there’s a lot of preparation work to be done such as preparing shafts for tunnelling.

Another significant undertaking is staffing, which the JV is working on while waiting for the TBM to arrive.

When will the project be completed?

The tunnel will be commissioned in stages, so we won’t wait for the entire length to be completed before we start to benefit from it.

The whole project will be completed at the end of 2024, but we will be able to get the first section of the Central Interceptor up and running by 2022 or 2023. As soon as it’s available and we see fit, we’ll start using it.

Why has Watercare been using trenchless technologies over traditional trenching in recent projects?

One of the key drivers is the fact that we’re building our infrastructure in an area that is already built up and we want to minimise disruption to our customers and roads, as much as possible. Going underground allows us to do that.

New Zealand is a very young island from a geological point of view, so it does present challenges for us, but I think the contracting fraternity has consistently come back with innovative ways of doing the work and cost-effectively. Even in the case of the Central Interceptor, the tenders have come in, the contract has been signed and we will be within our budget, which is a fantastic outcome.

Going underground means less destruction and the innovation being demonstrated by the contractors has meant we haven’t paid a huge premium. In fact, one of the water main jobs we’re doing now, where we’re avoiding going through a commercial area, is going to be cheaper using trenchless technology than if we had gone with open cut.

When we look at the cost, we don’t just look at the cost to Watercare: we look at the cost to Watercare and to the community. Cost in terms of money, businesses that may be disrupted because of the trenching work being done in the streets, the non-financial costs in terms of noise and disruption and dust and all the other things that come with construction.

We’ve found that we’ve got a lot of options when it comes to addressing the challenges of building infrastructure. We select what makes sense and trenchless technology has been very good to us.

For more information visit the Watercare website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Adept Civil Group completes reticulation connection

The construction, which took place around the clock over a period of five days, was adjacent to a busy road used by trucks accessing Melbourne’s port.

Construction has started on the West Gate Tunnel Project, which will provide Melbourne, Victoria with a second river crossing, facilitating better commuter access and taking thousands of trucks off residential streets. The project is a partnership between the Victorian Government and Transurban and will be constructed by a CPBJohn Holland Joint Venture (CBP-JH JV).

Sewer diversion reticulation connection

The West Gate Tunnel Project includes the widening of the West Gate Freeway from 8 to 12 lanes between the M80 Ring Road and Williamstown Road, a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and 4 km westbound tunnel under the suburb of Yarraville.

The first of the two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will build the tunnel arrived in Melbourne in January 2019; however, before tunnelling can begin, existing utility infrastructure in the area needs to be relocated.

In December 2018, the JV awarded Adept Civil Group a contract to construct a new section of 300 mm diameter reticulation sewer in Yarraville.

“Our reputation for accuracy and proven safety record was a major contributing factor to the CPB–JH JV awarding Adept Civil Group the project,” says Adept Civil Business Development Manager Jim Pound.

“We are delighted to be involved in one of the most significant infrastructure projects in Victoria’s history.”

Adept Civil Group completed the work over the course of five days in February, using the company’s Vermeer Axis guided laser boring system.

Trenchless setup

Adept Civil Group’s microtunnelling system is ideal for relocation works and is able to be lowered into existing shafts to relocate and install pipe under roads footpaths and existing services. Adept Civil Group was required to work day and night to meet the required time frame to relocate the sewer.

“The project had to be completed in a very tight timeframe to minimise the disruption to vital City West Water sewer assets that service both residential and industrial clients,” says Mr Pound.

“Works took place on an extremely busy road that supports constant heavy vehicle traffic accessing Melbourne’s wharves and major transport hubs. Existing infrastructure and authority assets prevented traditional installation techniques and required trenchless technology to deliver the required outcome.”

Not finished yet

Adept Civil Group has secured other work as part of the construction of the West Gate Tunnel, including a contract, announced in December, to shift the alignment of 3 km of stormwater infrastructure along Footscray Road, using open cut and boring methods.

“We are currently working on several different sections of the Westgate Tunnel Project and have proven to be responsive and flexible to the ever-changing needs of this extremely complex project,” says Mr Pound.

“As the project progresses, Adept Civil Group will continue to provide solutions to help deliver this vital infrastructure that will benefit all Victorians.”

This article was featured in the March edition of Trenchless Australasia. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile device, click here.

For more information visit the Adept Civil Group website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Pluto LNG Train 2 – temporary telecoms
Issued by: 
Woodside Energy 
Closing date: 13 June 2019
Location: Western Australia
Description: The design, supply, installation and testing for a horizontal structured cabling system in each temporary building where telecommunications work area outlets are required. Testing of fibreoptic and copper cabling and start-up of telecommunications distribution infrastructure to support the voice, data, video and security communications.

Hunter Valley flood mitigation scheme floodgate pipe maintenance
Issued by: 
Department of Industry
Closing date:
 14 June 2019
Location: 
New South wales
Description:
 The floodgate pipe maintenance activities identified include desilting and the removal of debris but also repairs of the pipe material including patching of cracks and joint displacements and, in some cases, relining of the floodgate pipes.

Stormwater CCTV condition assessment
Issued by: 
Mildura Rural City Council
Closing date:
 20 June 2019
Location: 
Victoria 
Description:
 Mildura Rural City Council is seeking tenders for stormwater drainage assets cleaning, obtaining of accurate records of the underground stormwater assets utilising CCTV inspection and providing structural and serviceability condition assessments to guide renewal and replacement works.

Kalimna Street drainage improvement works – stage 1
Issued by:
Glen Eira City Council
Closing date: 21 June 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: The works include 655 m saw cutting road pavement various; 140 m road pavement planning; 25 new drainage pits; 14 modified pits; supply and lay 130 t of asphalt; supply and lay 3 m of 225 mm, 8 m of 300 mm, 107 m of 375 mm, 16 m of 450 mm, 21 m of 525 mm, 60 m of 600 mm, 1,133 m of 1,800 mm diameter reinforced concrete pipes, inclusive of drainage excavation; and 97 m of 500 mm diameter bored jacking pipe.

Preferred supplier arrangement for drainage planning services
Issued by:
Toowoomba Regional Council
Closing date: 25 June 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: This contract is for the council to establish a preferred supplier arrangement for drainage planning services for a variety of projects and engagements. The council invites offers from suitably qualified engineering professionals who wish to be included on its Preferred Supplier Arrangement – Drainage Services.

Mirboo North rising main replacement
Issued by: 
Gippsland Water
Closing date:
 27 June 2019
Location: 
Victoria
Description:
 Construction of approximately 5 km of new potable water rising main in Mirboo North. The works include supply and installation of all pipework, valves and fittings via bored and open trench methods, connections to existing assets including direct property connections, testing, commissioning of the potable water rising main and decommissioning of the existing potable water rising main.

Sewer pipework relining in Mid Coast council area
Issued by:
MidCoast Water
Closing date:
28 June 2019
Location:
New South Wales
Description:
The intent of this contract is to rehabilitate selected sewer mains to restore both hydraulic capacity and structural integrity of pipelines as applicable. All rehabilitation work is to be carried out by trenchless methods.

Rehabilitation of sewer mains by in situ lining
Issued by: 
Tamworth Regional Council
Closing date: 2 July 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: These works will involve the cleaning, CCTV condition assessment, lining and patch repair of the following gravity sewer mains within Tamworth Regional Council area of operations.

Stormwater rehabilitation – Rainbow Beach and Gympie
Issued by:
Gympie Regional Council
Closing date: 4 July 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced pipe rehabilitation contractors for the relining of existing stormwater pipes at Rainbow Beach and Gympie (Southside), Queensland.

Rehabilitation of sewer mains by in situ lining
Issued by:
Tamworth Regional Council
Closing date: 7 July 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: These works will involve the cleaning, CCTV condition assessment, lining and patch repair of the gravity sewer mains within Tamworth Regional Council’s area of operations. This includes sewer mains lining, junction sealing and patch repair DN 150 to DN 625 for 12,500 m of asset.

Provision of drainage maintenance services
Issued by:
Moonee Valley City Council
Closing date: 7 July 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: This tender is for the council to appoint a suitable contractor for Council Drainage Maintenance Services under contract from 2019 to 2022. The service objectives include providing maintenance services for the preventative/reactive cleaning of council’s drainage network.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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Microtunnelling begins in New Zealand

A Herrenknecht microtunnel boring machine (MTBM), known as Amiria, has started its first drive of a 3 km journey.

The MTBM is being used as part of the NZ$400 million (AU$378 million) project, which began in 2012, to construct a pipeline – Hunua 4 – from Manukau City to Auckland.

The name of the MTBM was selected as part of a competition with the children at Starship.

Amiria, is a te reo Maori version of the name Amelia, which means hard-working or industrious.

This name is suitable as two of the drives are through 2.5 km of basalt in the Auckland Volcanic field.

The first drive is expected to be completed mid-year.

For more information visit the Watercare website

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Submit your nominations for the ASTT Awards

The biennial awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Australasian trenchless industry.

The deadline for nominations is 1 July 2019.

Categories

The five categories for nomination are outlined below; nominees must be current members and member companies.

Rehabilitation Project of the Year

This award recognises innovation, advancements in technology, environmental benefits and occupational health and safety benefits in rehabilitation projects using trenchless technology.

Projects must have commenced and been completed between 1 October 2017 and 31 July 2019.

New Installation Project of the Year

This award recognises innovation, advancements in technology, environmental benefits and occupational health and safety benefits in new installation projects using trenchless technology.

Projects must have commenced and been completed between 1 October 2017 and 31 July 2019.

New Technology: Machine, Tool, Material, System or Technique

This award recognises the practical development of trenchless systems or equipment that result in benefits such as improved economy, accuracy, speed of drive or replacement, ability to overcome difficult installations, or similar.

ASTT Person of the Year

This award recognises an individual (aged 37 or over on 1 September 2019) who has made major and sustained contributions to the trenchless industry.

The successful applicant will have gone above and beyond the call of duty to grow, develop and promote the use of trenchless technology across Australasia and the world.

ASTT Young Person of the Year

This award recognises the important role younger members (aged 36 or under on 1 September 2019) of the Australasian trenchless community play in the growth of the industry by engaging with the industry and promoting trenchless technology, making significant contributions over the past two years.

Submissions must be no longer than 500 words and meet the criteria listed on the No-Dig Down Under website.

The awards will be presented at the ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening on Thursday 12 September.

Tickets to the event can be purchased here

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest Trenchless Technology tenders

Water mains from Table Top Road to Kerr Road/Riverina Highway
Issued by:
 Albury City Council
Closing date: 7 May 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: Albury City Council invites contractors to submit a tender for the installation of a 600 mm diameter water main along Kerr Road and the supply and installation of 300 mm diameter water main extending from Table Top Road to Kerr Road.

Eliwana Project – fibre optic cable
Issued by: 
FMG Solomon
Closing date: 8 May 2019
Location: Western Australia
Description: The design, manufacture, testing, supply and install the fibre optic cable. The nominal cable route will need detailed refinement, design and drawings indicating the installation method, that will vary between direct buried plough, trench, horizontal drilling and HDPE encapsulation.

North East Link Project – invitation for expressions of interest (Primary Package)
Issued by: 
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Closing date: 10 May 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: North East Link is the largest investment in a road project in Victoria’s history. The Primary Package presents an outstanding opportunity for the private sector to partner with the State to deliver the most complex elements of North East Link, including the construction of 6 km of twin tunnel, submission of a concept design for aspects of North East Link and ongoing responsibility for operating and maintaining the entire North East Link corridor.

Register of pre-qualified suppliers for water and wastewater works
Issued by:
 Cairns Regional Council
Closing date:
 14 May 2019
Location: 
Queensland
Description:
 Cairns Regional Council is inviting submissions from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the register of pre-qualified suppliers for water and wastewater works. The categories included in this register are sewer mains, water mains, sewer pump stations, water pump stations, relining and patch, pipe bursting, refurbishment and remediation works, civil construction works and design and construct works all associated with water or wastewater infrastructure.

Stormwater network inspection and condition assessment program
Issued by: 
City of Gold Coast
Closing date: 15 May 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: The contractor is to provide resources to undertake programmed and emergent inspections and assessment of the city’s stormwater pipelines and associated maintenance holes and pits.

Swan Hill area – water main maintenance, repair and replacement
Issued by:
 Lower Murray Water
Closing date:
 15 May 2019
Location: 
Victoria
Description:
 Lower Murray Water requests organisations to complete water main maintenance, repair and replacement for three years within the Swan Hill Area.

Major drainage construction works
Issued by:
Mildura Rural City Council
Closing date:
16 May 2019
Location:
Victoria
Description:
Mildura Rural City Council is seeking tenders for the construction of several large drainage mains in the Mildura region. Works include the supply and installation of drainage pipes, pits, headwalls and associated civil works, in accordance with the design plans and contract specification.

RFT provision for sewer inspection and CCTV
Issued by:
Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation
Closing date: 23 May 2019
Location: Tasmania
Description: TasWater is seeking submissions for the provision of a state-wide panel for sewer inspection and CCTV.

Deakin Avenue sewer main
Issued by:
Lower Murray Water
Closing date: 23 May 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: The scope of works includes a DN 300 sewer trunk main extension on Deakin Avenue, Mildura.  Installation of approx 650 m of DN 300 polypropylene SewerPro pipework, construct eight sewer access chambers and two Deakin Avenue crossings.

Yass Sewer Relining Project
Issued by:
Yass Valley Council
Closing date: 27 May 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: Yass Valley Council invites tenders for a contract to carry out sewer relining work at Yass.

Bruce Highway interchange upgrades (Maroochydore Road and Mons Road)
Issued by:
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Closing date: 28 May 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: The Queensland Government is seeking proposals for early works on the Bruce Highway (Maroochydore Road and Mons Road), Forest Glen. Early works include: cleaning, earthworks, installation of conduits and pits, minor pavement works, horizontal directional drilling, demolition works, temporary water main and fencing works.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

Registrations available for No-Dig Down Under 2019

Taking place in Melbourne in September, the event will once again feature training courses presented by international experts, a world-class conference program and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s almost 20-year history.

The event is made possible by the generous support of Platinum Sponsor National Environmental Equipment (NATEE); Gold Sponsor Vermeer; Silver Sponsors KRE EngineeringPezzimenti Trenchless and Vivax Metrotech; and Bronze Sponsors Interflow and Smart Lock. No-Dig Down Under 2019 is proud to raise funds and awareness for the event’s Charity Partner WaterAid.

Early bird savings

Attendees that register before 12 July 2019 will take advantage of a discount of more than 15 per cent on the price of full conference registration.

A number of additional options are available during the registration process, including access to the ASTT Training Courses, which will take place before the start of the conference program.

Access to No-Dig Down Under’s social functions – including the prestigious ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, sponsored by NATEE – can also be added separately.

Attendee profile

A survey conducted of the more than 1,200 attendees at No-Dig Down Under 2017 concluded that more than 73 per cent attended specifically to network and see new products and services.

Almost 90 per cent of attendees had the authority or influence to purchase for their company, while 75 per cent intended to make a purchase at the event or in the near future.

According to the results of the survey, more than 86 per cent of exhibitors gained a number of business leads from the event.

Unparalleled access

Sponsoring and exhibiting at No-Dig Down Under 2019 will give companies unparalleled access to decision makers in the trenchless industry, positioning brands in front of installation and rehabilitation contractors with real purchasing power, as well as key decision makers and project specifiers from councils and major water, telecommunications and energy utilities.

To secure one of the last sponsorships or exhibition spaces, contact Great Southern Press Sales Manager David Marsh on +61 3 9248 5122 or at dmarsh@gs-press.com.au

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Is your company attending No-Dig Down Under 2019?

The June and September editions of Trenchless Australasia will be the official conference editions of No-Dig Down Under 2019, featuring special coverage including: detailed overviews of the event, previews and insights on the exhibitors, as well as maps, the full conference program and other important information.

If your company is attending the event and would like to increase its exposure, contact Trenchless Australasia Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Deadline for updating directory listings extended

The directory is an invaluable print and online reference tool that lists companies involved in the industry in alphabetical order, as well as listing companies in groups according to the products and services they offer.

A basic listing in the directory is free and guaranteed for all ASTT members, as well as supporters of Trenchless Australasia magazine.

To enhance your listing, including the addition of a company logo and description, contact Great Southern Press Sales Manager Dave Marsh to discuss marketing opportunities at dmarsh@gs-press.com.au

How to update your listing

  • Click here to access your Great Southern Press ‘My account’ page
  • Enter your email address and password from last year; otherwise click ‘Forgot password’ to receive a new one via email
  • Select ‘Directory listings’ (to the left of the page) to access your company listing from 2018
    To the right of your company name, click on the eye icon to preview your listing or the pencil icon to edit your listing
  • Clicking the pencil will bring up an online form containing your company information, which can now be edited
  • Once you have made the changes, click ‘Submit’ and the listing will be directed to Great Southern Press for final review.

For more information contact Trenchless Australasia Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au