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

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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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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

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

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Irrigation Main Replacements – Supply & Construct – FY21/22 & FY22/23 Issued by: Lower Murray Water Closing Date: 13 January 2022 Location: Victoria Description: Lower Murray Water is looking for a suitably qualified contractor to complete Irrigation Mains Replacement works in the Mildura and Merbein area. The contract will be for the supply and construction Read More

JAYDO excavator

Trenchless works on Painted Hill sewer upgrade

Yarra Valley Water has appointed JAYDO Construction as its project partners, beginning work onsite on the sewer upgrade in July 2021.  JAYDO Construction has mobilised and commenced works at the Painted Hills Sewage Pump Station and Rising Main Project for Yarra Valley Water.  This project involves constructing a new underground pump station near the intersection Read More

Iplex Restrain

Restrain Sewer Pipe – made in Australia by Iplex

Since 1938, Iplex has worked with asset owners and contractors to find solutions for effectively repairing, rehabilitating or replacing existing pipelines while protecting the environment and local residents.  Restrain™ Sewer Pipe  was specifically designed by Iplex for both new sewer networks and for the repair and replacement of underground gravity sewer infrastructure. The need for a watertight, Read More

Killard building Shoalhaven one pipe at a time

Shoalhaven Water provides water services throughout its local government area of Shoalhaven.  The utility provides safe, clean drinking water, as well as treats wastewater to ensure the best outcomes for the community and the environment.  After weeks of vigorous planning, the project finally kicked off on Monday November 8 and will continue into February 2022. Read More

Iplex GRP pipeline

Iplex delivers on large-scale project management from start to finish

Since its foundation in 1938, the Iplex modus operandi has been solving Australia’s pipeline industry challenges, delivering future focused products and solutions with demonstrated long-term customer value. Today, the company is a one-stop shop for large scale pipeline projects and has a specialist service in project delivery on major pipeline infrastructure projects. The team can offer an Read More

Interflow and Metrocorp will complete works on large diameter pipelines

Interflow, Metrocorp joint venture

The Critical Sewer Solutions partnership will focus on rehabilitation works within the large diameter waste market throughout the Greater Sydney region. The partnership will enable both contractors to deliver key design, construction, maintenance and facilities management for the region’s growing population.  Interflow and Metrocorp have shared a working relationship since 2017 when the companies completed works Read More

Boretech D24x40S3 for Vermeer WA & NT

Boretech leading WA’s HDD utility installations

Boretech uses top-of-the-line machinery from Vermeer Equipment of WA & NT to continually deliver excellent project results. The company is owned by Patrick Dunne and Stephen Roberts, who, with a vast amount of experience in civils and project management, have built the company’s strong reputation based on its quality installations and OH&S standards. Mr Roberts Read More

TasWater upgrades to Manuka River intake structure

TasWater commences Strahan water upgrades

The river supplies raw water to the Strahan Water Treatment Plant and rehabilitation works will help ensure water can continue to be treated for TasWater customers in the area.  Project engineer Seamus Hobbs said the upgrade work will replace the old retaining wall above the intake, which allows water to enter from the river into Read More

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Victorian Government shuts down construction

Other areas include the City of Ballarat, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire.  The shutdown was effective from 11.59 pm on Monday,  September 20 and involves complete site closures, with exemptions only available to workers responding to emergencies or performing urgent and essential work. An amnesty will be put in place Read More

Hawthorn Sewer Upgrade map

Melbourne Water progresses Hawthorn Sewer Upgrade

Last week, the Melbourne Water team completed excavation of the launch shaft in Hawthorn. This was the first of two shafts that will be required for tunnelling operations in October. The sewer relining occurred progressively in sections, using two techniques: cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and glass reinforced plastic (GRP) processes.  The Hawthorn Main Sewer was constructed more than 100 years ago Read More

Auckland city skyline

Upgrades to Auckland stormwater outfall

McConnell Dowell has announced construction on the new Ports of Auckland Outfall Upgrade Project will begin in late 2021.  The company was awarded the contract by Auckland Council in 2019 because of its extensive track record in marine outfall construction using trenches methodologies.  The project will construct the last and most challenging section of the Read More

Subsurface engineering solutions leader becomes No-Dig Platinum sponsor

Bothar (part of the Bothar Group of Companies) has built a reputation as the go-to-provider for complex utility tunnelling projects globally.  Some of the company’s primary capabilities include precision subsea microtunnelling for outfall and intakes, design of complex river crossings, in-house tunnelling equipment manufacturing, pipe manufacturing, shaft construction, auger boring and Direct Pipe® installation, in Read More

D.J. Mac Cormick completes Townsville microtunnel

As part of the Water Security Infrastructure – Stage I Project for the Haughton Pipeline Duplication, the City of Townsville required a pipe installation comprising of 35.6 km of DN1800 GRP pipeline. The pipeline alignment included microtunnelling under the Flinders Highway and between rail lines and rail corridors, requiring a 2.5 m outside diameter enveloper Read More

McConnell Dowell sets another record

McConnell Dowell said its AVN2500 MTBM has once again set a new pipe-jacking record for the longest single drive in the southern hemisphere by a TBM greater than 2.6 m in diameter. The project recorded 1,216 m upon completion of the second drive for its pipeline earlier in the year, before breaking that marker with Read More

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The importance of the annular gap for pipe jacking

Pipe jacking has made enormous progress in the past 30 years through the development of so-called microtunnelling. Starting with the non-accessible tunneling, for which this remote-controlled technology was developed in the early 1980’s, tunnels with an outside diameter of more than 4 m are now being driven without operating personnel in the tunnel using this Read More

Pezzimenti Tunnelbore completes rail works

Pezzimenti Tunnelbore shared images of the project on social media, saying the completion had “exceeded expectations”. The team had five days to complete the works, including the initial site establishment and the re-instatement of work areas upon work completion. Over the shutdown period, the team successfully undertook vacuum extraction microtunnelling, the installation and removal of Read More

5th ASTT Webinar fast approaching

The ASTT is continuing its free webinar series, with the fifth instalment taking place this week. The presentation, titled ‘Long Distance Pipejacking’ will be presented by Erhan Hakki Oguz and will commence at 1pm for a 2pm conclusion. Mr Oguz will discuss a 2011 project awarded to Züblin’s Singapore branch, which comprised the sinking of Read More

kwik zip

Sliplining by the creek with kwik-ZIP

Completed earlier in 2020, the 36 km pipeline project involved a 54 m crossing of Woodstock Giru Road at Majors Creek and a 120 m crossing of the Flinders Highway and Great Northern Railway at Toonpan. kwik-ZIP says its spacers were selected to help facilitate the project due to their ability to protect and support Read More

The edge over tough microtunnelling projects

As the trenchless industry continues to expand across Australia, site conditions that make microtunnelling projects seem high risk or impossible are creating long-term limitations on the work available and, in turn, damaging the industry’s growth. Edge Underground Managing Director Stuart Harrison says at least half the projects the company undertakes are those no other contractor Read More