View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Underground Drainage Upgrades – Relining Program 2021/2022 Issued by: Brimbank City Council Closing Date: 09 November 2021 Location: Victoria Description: Council is seeking to engage the services of a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to rehabilitate a number of existing stormwater drains within the municipality using no-dig trenchless methods i.e. pipe lining.   Design & Construction Read More

Sydney Harbour, NSW

Region Review: NSW rolls on through COVID storm

Western Sydney Airport Metro approved Tunnel boring machines are expected in the ground by the end of 2023 after the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport project received planning approval from the NSW Government in July 2021. Major construction is scheduled to commence in the coming months, with tunnelling contracts awarded by the end of the Read More

Construction to return

Return for construction

The mandatory industry shutdown over Melbourne and other local government areas was enforced on 20 September after concerns the state had seen multiple outbreaks linked to construction sites.  The Victorian Government said it has worked closely with the industry to develop a plan for reopening the sector based on recommendations laid out by the Health Department.  Read More

Primus Line, Baker Hughes partnership

Baker Hughes, Primus Line partner up

The companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the new pipeline application with the intention of offering their combined customer base a more cost-effective option for pipeline repair and replacement. The collaboration also intends to repurpose existing pipeline networks for hydrogen and CO2 transportation.  Under the MOU, Baker Hughes and Primus Line Read More

UEA onsite Parmelia Gas Pipeline replacement works

HDD installations on the Parmelia Gas Pipeline

The shifting sands of Perth can add complexity to trenchless projects; however, with good drilling practices and a swift, well-planned schedule, running sand is no obstacle for horizontal directional drilling. The Parmelia Gas Pipeline is a major piece of gas transmission infrastructure linking the Perth gas fields with the Carnarvon Basin and Mondarra Gas Storage Read More

Tracto-Technik equipment

No-dig innovator takes service to new heights

TRACTO-TECHNIK Australia is a TRACTO-TECHNIK Group company, offering comprehensive service and consultation from experts who truly care about resource-friendly and sustainable drilling solutions. TRACTO is the country’s key manufacturer of devices and machines for trenchless technology. Headquartered in Brisbane, the company recently invested in larger premises in Luscombe, demonstrating a commitment to increasing its inventory 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

Culvert relining

Pipe relining methods take socials by storm

It’s also the latest Buzzfeed fascination. Trenchless relining methods have gone viral on social media, with Buzzfeed sharing a video on Instagram about “the satisfying trade you didn’t know you needed to learn about.”  The internet media mogul posted the video, “A Crazy Way to Fix Pipes”, on 2 September, which has now received nearly Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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Victoria Street Preston Road Rehabilitation Issued by: Darebin City Council Closing Date: 30 September 2021 Location: Victoria Description: The Darebin Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced civil construction contractor to deliver this civil works project. Works will include deep strength pavement works, concrete kerb and channel, new concrete vehicle crossings, underground Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Period Supply Contract for Horizontal Directional Drilling Services Issued by: Clarence Valley Council Closing Date: 27 August 2021 Location: New South Wales Description: Council is seeking tenders from appropriately qualified and experienced tenderers to be placed on a panel of service providers for provision of horizontal directional drilling services. The panel will be for the Read More

Pullback completed in NT

The project is replacing a short section of smaller diameter pipeline on the existing Channel Island Bridge with a pipeline to be installed under Darwin Harbour using horizontal directional drilling (HDD). This week, HDI Lucas reported the team had completed the HDD project despite a variety of challenges onsite. “[The] 200 mpa+ rock, compound curve, Read More

WATCH: Channel Island Bridge Pipeline update

The project will replace a short section of smaller diameter pipeline on the existing Channel Island Bridge with a pipeline to be installed under Darwin Harbour using horizontal directional drilling.  Channel Island Power Station is the primary power generation facility for Darwin and its surrounding areas. The power station fuel gas comes through the existing Read More

NOV completes major project

NOV Far East Regional Sales and Business Development Manager Alec Cochrane said on social media the company had spent the past few months planning, manufacturing and delivering the project, which consisted of 60 high performance shakers, including the NOV Brandt VSM 300.  The VSM 300 is the world’s first balanced, elliptical-motion, low-profile cascade shaker, using integral secondary Read More

Airport opts for underground construction

Sydney Airport is upgrading its Northern Pond Apron Bays 83, 84 and 85 from layover positions to serviced active bays, which will be capable of bussed arrivals and departures.   To support the operations of active bays, the current infrastructure in these locations required an upgrade for refuelling capabilities, aircraft ground power and preconditioned air.   To Read More

Snowy 2.0 TBM commissioned

Snowy 2.0 will link two existing Snowy Scheme reservoirs, Tantangara and Talbingo, with 27 km of waterway tunnels and a power station with 6 pump-turbines located about 800 m underground.  Snowy Hydro recently celebrated the commissioning of the first of three TBMs, with the Lady Eileen Hudson TBM set to excavate the 2.6 km main access tunnel and provide Read More

APLNG proposes HDD for gas wells

A joint venture (JV) between Origin Energy, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, APLNG is seeking federal approval to drill thousands of new gas wells in Queensland as part of its Gas Supply Security Project.  In its referral documents, APLNG said it would construct the wells using HDD and would also incorporate this technology for drilling of pipelines under threatened ecological communities, Read More

100 HDD Viking Link begins

Balfour Beatty was awarded a £90 million ($161.2 million) contract in 2020 to deliver the onshore works for the Viking Link Interconnector Project for a National Grid and Energinet joint venture (JV). The Viking Link will connect the British and Danish power grids at National Grid’s Bicker Fen substation, with Balfour Beatty to install 68 Read More

ASTT makes calculated steps towards carbon reduction

The purpose of the ASTT is to advance the science and practice of trenchless technology for the public benefit, while promoting education, training, study and research and practice for the public benefit and to publish the useful results of the same. With this in mind, paralleled with the global goal of reducing carbon emissions, the Read More

Prioritising health in a post-COVID climate

by Sophie Venz, Assistant Editor, Great Southern Press Australia has committed to the Paris agreement with its climate change target being a reduction in national emissions by 26–28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030. Through direct action policies that reduce emissions, increase energy productivity and improve the health of the environment, the Federal Government Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

WRH copper pipe replacement main worksIssued by: Capital and Coast District Health BoardClosing date: 5 August 2020 Location: New Zealand Description: This WRH Copper Pipe Replacement Main Works project involves works pipes and valves as well as fittings and pipeline construction. Newman Wastewater Treatment Plant UpgradeIssued by: East Pilbara Shire CouncilClosing date: 11 August 2020 Location: Read More

Relining SIG gets reformed

In 2016, the Linings SIG was formed to develop standard specifications that all asset owners in Australia and New Zealand could use with confidence. After limited success at the time, the ASTT is now proposing to resurrect the group that at this stage will be chaired by New Zealand Councillor Blair Telfer. The group intends Read More

DBYD teams with Deloitte and Esri

This week, DBYD announced the news which will see the company collaborate with Esri on the new referral service and with Deloitte in the development of the digital platform that will operate it. Self-managed kiosks for reporting and information uploads will be delivered in the first phase of the project, followed by enhanced data integration Read More

WATCH: HDI Lucas uses shale shaker

The video was shared on HDI Lucas’ social media, which said the National Oilwell Varco (NOV) VSM300 was running well while taking its first cut on the pipe-side of the project. NOV said its BRANDT VSM 300 shale shaker delivers a dramatic increase in capacity through unique vibratory motion and screen deck layouts. “As the world’s Read More

Yarra Valley Water forms partnership with engineering services

Major gas role available through PNP

PNP is looking for an Energy Education and Research Projects Innovation Executive on behalf of the organisation, which represents both public and private sector engagement in the energy industry. The executive will administer and implement a strategic plan determined by the board to deliver value driven education and research activities to the energy industry. The organisation Read More

Rob Carr joins FACCI

FACCI is a leading French-Australian business network, aimed at promoting strong bilateral and economic relations between the two countries. Comprising of more than 500 corporate members, the FACCI’s main mission is to promote its members and help French and Australian companies succeed through information, networking and business support services. When founded in 1899, Australia’s trade Read More

Digital edition now live!

The most recent quarterly update for the trenchless technology industry in Australasia is now available to view online. This edition showcases how Trenchless Australasia is staying current alongside industry developments, with a modern look and a digitally interactive edition for the ease of readers. The June edition includes: An article on New South Wales’ extended construction hours Read More