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

No-Dig Down Under full steam ahead

Supported by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technologies (ASTT), No-Dig Down Under 2023 is continuing its reputation as the essential industry event, but places are filling fast. With 55 per cent of the available exhibition space already booked, No-Dig Down Under 2023 (NDDU23) is looking to be better than ever. After the undeniable, sold-out success Read More

SRL shortlists industry heavyweights

Progress towards Melbourne’s suburban rail loop (SRL) is rolling ahead as the shortlist is announced for firms that will build the massive project. Three global industry leaders have been shortlisted for the tunnelling contracts for what is being called a ‘city-shaping’ project in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. The three shortlisters are: CPB Contractors, Ghella and Acciona 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

CDE recycling solution to reDirect material from landfill to construction industry

200 tph solution commissioned for reDirect Recycling in New South Wales. Wet processing experts CDE have installed a state-of-the-art waste recycling plant for reDirect Recycling at its site in Wetherill Park in a bid to divert waste from landfill and to recover valuable resources. Part of the Borg group, reDirect Recycling offers efficient resource recovery Read More

Yarra Valley Water opens tender for HDD advisory

Yarra Valley Water is searching for an expert in trenchless construction to consult on the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities included in its Community Sewerage Program. A rare opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to deliver trenchless construction advice through field-based assessment of horizontal directional drilling works being undertaken to deliver Yarra Read More

PEF Commercial Finance is rising to the challenge of increasing interest rates

While PEF Commercial Finance offers a wide range of services, appreciating the importance of getting the deal secured for the client in a timely fashion and understanding the client’s needs are the first step they take. Dedicated to providing business finance brokering services and consulting, PEF Commercial Finance has been for offering its services to Read More

McRoberts restores PST channels at Woodman Point

The Woodman Point Waste Water Treatment Plant in Munster, Perth, has experienced deterioration of the concrete structure around its channels due to gas attack. Fixing the damage was broken into two stages. McRoberts Contracting Services (MCS) were brought in on the first stage of the project, which required the lining of a channel totalling 12 Read More

Hard-work and loyalty comes first at Ditch Witch CEA and Walker and Gray Earthworks

Dedicated to delivering expert advice to its customers, Ditch Witch CEA has helped businesses like Walker and Gray Earthworks establish themselves as reputable contractors throughout the trenchless industry. Walker and Gray Earthworks has come to be recognised as one of the leading and most well-respected directional drilling companies in the whole of South Australia and Read More

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TBM Community Day on Victoria’s Big Build

On site at the new Arden Station and in partnership with Rail Projects Victoria, Metro Tunnel Project’s TBM community day allows for ticketed tour participants to have the opportunity to expand their tour experience with photo moments, educational material and plenty of activities for children. The new Arden Station will echo North Melbourne’s rich industrial Read More

Underpinning Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future, Snowy 2.0 is on its way

What is the Snowy 2.0? The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation complex in south-west Australia which began construction in 1949. The scheme consists of 16 major dams, nine power stations, two pumping stations and approximately 225 km of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts which have since generated energy  The Snowy 2.0 project Read More

CRL under Auckland city

Work ongoing in CRL tunnels

As tunnel boring machine (TBM) Dame Whina Cooper makes its way  beneath Auckland towards Te Wai Horotiu Station (Aotea), work is well underway preparing the entrance to Beresford Square entrance to Karanga a Hape (Karanghape) Station. The work at the new station site involves the construction of utility rooms, access ways, and a derailment wall Read More

North East Link ready for major tunnelling works

The work so far has involved the relocation of a number of underground power, water, gas and sewer lines to minimise the impact on the community once tunnel construction begins. Possibly the most complicated job for the early works has been the relocation of the Yarra East Main Sewer (YEMS). Over 18 months the work, Read More

M. Tucker and Sons

M. Tucker & Sons overcomes difficulties

M. Tucker & Sons, who are undertaking the relining project, are civil and trenchless drainage specialists. The company is known for its non-destructive digging solutions, which has them working for local businesses, and for water and construction industries across the country. The project itself required an unusual amount of preplanning, requiring the works package being Read More

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There’s nothing boring about underground tunnels

Underneath every major city across the globe are networks upon networks of underground tunnels – many are used daily by commuters on trains or light-rail or even travelling by road. The tunnels help to keep vehicles off the condensed city streets and for traffic to flow more freely across urban areas. In 2022, the NSW Read More

CRL

MPs visit CRL project

The 3.45 km twin-tunnel rail link is being built to better connect Auckland’s rail network. It is expected to at least double the city’s rail capacity. The most recent milestone for the CRL project is the tunnel boring machine (TBM) Dame Whina Cooper breaking through at Karanga a Hape Station on 15 July, slightly ahead Read More

Building for a better future

In July 2021, the historic announcement was made that Brisbane would host the 2032 Olympics after a vote by International Olympic Committee. The announcement triggered a series of development and infrastructure projects to lay the groundwork for the world stage.  Infrastructure projects across the state are still on the rise, driven by a strong pipeline of Read More

Reference designs released for T2D Project

Water upgrades and renewal projects a priority for SA

In February 2022, SA Water began a major upgrade of the Morgan to Whyalla pipeline. This renewal is part of SA Water’s four-year, $1.6 billion program to sustain and enhance its water network. SA Water has also finalised the location of a new desalinisation plant at Billy Lights Point and commenced major water main upgrades Read More

Dora the Bora completes first tunnel

The first tunnel was drilled 10 metres beneath the existing rail line and will be used to house a new route for a large watermain. It is the first of three, with the second and third tunnels to be drilled to make way for massive stormwater pipes. The drilling is part of a construction blitz Read More

City Rail Link

City Rail Link’s TBM reaches Mt Eden

The TBM, named Dame Whina Cooper, has travelled 900 m from the start point at Maungawhau Station (Mt Eden). The CRL is New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project, comprising  a 3.45 km twin-tunnel project. The TBM was boring 42 m below the city centre in Auckland. The Dame Whina Cooper TBM has taken three months to Read More

TasWater upgrades water mains

TasWater upgrades in Triabunna

The project aims to provide water security and deliver essential water services to the area.  Pre-construction stages of the project were Taswater’s Capital Delivery Office (CDO).  CDO’s Project Manager for the Triabunna project Nathan Toomer said the project will provide better fire protection capabilities for emergency services personnel in the area, as well as improving Read More

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City Rail Link’s TBM is full steam ahead under Auckland

The TBM has been powering away beneath NZ’s surface, excavating the second 3.45 km underground rail tunnel and removing dirt and rocks to the surface. However, the TBM is doing more than excavation. The machine has also been busy installing precast concrete panels to line the tunnel walls. Once it reaches its destination, which is Read More

Iplex Australia secures $51 million Townsville Haughton Pipeline contract

The announcement is the second major contract to be awarded to the leading Australian water industry supplier, Iplex Australia, as part of the project, which will provide water security to the growing city of Townsville. Since the project began in 2018, Iplex, a subsidiary of Fletcher Building, has secured over $100 million in contracts as Read More

50 m long mural dazzles Mannum to Adelaide pipeline

In collaboration with the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong Tourism Alliance, the Mid-Murray Council and Palmer’s Collier Park Community Association, South Australian artist Jack Fran has painted a mural on a 50 m section of the Mannum to Adelaide pipeline. The 87 km long pipeline delivers raw River Murray water to SA Water’s drinking water Read More

Catherine King

Trenchless in Valencia: More than 500m of SAERTEX-LINER H2O potable water UV liner installed

Running the project was Spanish company GRUPO CANALIS – Soluciones Tecnológicas who turned to SAERTEX multiCom GmbH and their advanced UV-CIPP technology to rehabilitate the ageing pipeline. The job spanned 500m of DN 600 cast iron pipe which supplied the Metropolitan region of Valencia with potable water. GRUPO CANALIS – Soluciones Tecnológicas was charged with Read More

NZ’s City Rail Link produces innovative 3D model

The use of the 3D model will enable the work being diligently executed by the CRL team to be seen with more ease. The model itself is a cross-section and shows a view of the station as if it were cut in half, looking outward toward Victoria from Mayoral Drive. It is hard to show Read More

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Auckland’s biggest water project finishes construction

With the connection of Watercare’s Hūnua 4 pipe to the Khyber Pass reservoir marking the colossal pipeline’s completion, it will now undergo a series of tests before the final stage is put into service. Work on the 31 km watermain began in 2008 and has been carried out in 11 stages. As each stage has Read More