Trenchless Australasia teams up with Australian Tenders

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter will now include 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 a 25 per Read More

Victorian Government names preferred contractor for Metro Tunnel package

The RIA comprises CIMIC Group subsidiary CPB Contractors and John Holland as equal construction partners, AECOM as the design partner, project owner Rail Projects Victoria and operational franchisee Metro Trains Melbourne. This major works package covers the existing Sunbury rail line between the western tunnel entrance in Kensington and Tottenham, and the Dandenong rail line Read More

Trenchless Australasia teams up with Australian Tenders

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter will now include 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 a 25 per cent discount on subscription plans. Read More

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Trenchless Australasia teams up with Australian Tenders

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter will now include 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 a 25 per cent discount on subscription plans. Read More

Registrations open for ASTT NZ Trenchless Technical Forum

The event will run in the afternoon, as opposed to country’s traditional breakfast format, with the specific intention of attracting more contractors. The forum will feature an in-depth presentation from representatives of the City Rail Link (CRL), the largest infrastructure project ever to be undertaken in the New Zealand. The project includes the construction of a Read More

MMRA changes its name

The name change follows an announcement by the Victorian Government which outlined RPV’s role in investigating options for a high-speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong as part of planning for a future rail link to Melbourne Airport. The new name reflects the state-wide scope of transport infrastructure projects being delivered for Victorians, and will Read More

Melbourne Metro orders TBMs

The TBMs, which will be manufactured and supplied by Herrenknecht, will construct twin 9 km tunnels along with five new underground stations beneath the city as part of Victoria’s largest infrastructure project to upgrade Melbourne’s transport network. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x36_F1g6Mdc Two of the 100 m long, 7.2 diameter machines will be assembled and launched from a 20 Read More

Cross River Rail reaches milestone

Cross River Rail released its procurement and delivery strategy last year, opening expressions of interest registrations for the Tunnel, Stations and Development Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the Rail, Integration and Systems Alliance in September 2017. The PPP package includes underground elements of the project, over station development at Albert Street, and brownfield rail surface Read More

CRL Project names latest TBM

After more than 30,000 people participated in the CRL social media naming contest, the latest TBM has been named Jeffie. The machine will soon begin work in Mt Eden to divert a section of an existing stormwater pipe in preparation for the redevelopment of the Mt Eden train station, under a contract award to the Read More

City West Water’s sewer upgrade reaches milestone

The 9 m long, 25 t TBM, with a diameter of 1.5 m, is currently microtunnelling from a launch shaft on the site, towards a retrieval shaft that will be constructed at Flinders Lane, installing 6-8 m of pipe every 12 hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CzoELVTguc City West Water Project Delivery Manager Kate Houlden said the installation of Read More

Forrestfield-Airport Link progresses on schedule

Construction has continued at stations, cross-passages and emergency egress shafts (EES), with Airport Central Station fully excavated in January in preparation for the TBM breakthrough anticipated in March. Other preparations for the TBM’s arrival include sealing the base slab, pouring concrete in the first of six stages, waterproofing and installation of steel reinforcing. After a Read More

MTM awards RCR $70 million contract

The scope of works for the project works package includes the engineering, design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of system upgrades for three MURL stations. MURL is an essential part of Melbourne’s metro rail network, which includes three underground stations below the Melbourne CBD at Parliament, Melbourne Central and Flagstaff. “We continue to see growth Read More

Victoria places order for West Gate Tunnel TBMs

The West Gate Tunnel Project will provide an alternative to the West Gate Bridge, upgrading the West Gate Freeway and linking it to the city and CityLink. Weighing 4,000 t, the 15.6 m diameter, 90 m long TBMs will be launched from the northern tunnel portal in Footscray and, once in the ground, build 6.8 Read More

Victorian Government awards Metro Tunnel’s largest contract

Premier Daniel Andrews announced that CYP JV – comprising Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capita – has been awarded the AU$6 billion tunnels and station contract as part of Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel. “We are building the world-class turn up and go train network Victoria deserves – with more jobs, more stations and more trains, more often,” Read More

West Gate Tunnel project’s final design doubles tunnelling works

The Victorian Government announced today that it and Transurban had reached contractual close with the CPB Contractors-John Holland joint venture (JV) selected to build the tunnel. The decision allows early works construction to begin next month. As a result of the amendments, the cost of constructing the project has been increased to AU$6.7 billion. “The Read More

Government starts search for Metro Tunnel TBMs

The TBMs needed for the AU$11 billion project – Victoria’s biggest ever infrastructure project – will be more than 100 m long, weigh up to 1,000 t and be custom-built to suit Melbourne’s unique ground conditions. “We’re building a world-class, turn-up and go train system for Victoria and will use the world’s best to get Read More

CDEnviro outlines the future of NDD

by Diarmaid Connaire, CDEnviro Business Development Manager With a AU$50 billion government investment in infrastructure, Australia’s roads and railways are set to change and it is the opportune time to be involved in the construction and civil sectors. Large scale reshaping will be seen across all of Australia, but particularly in New South Wales, Victoria and Read More

Tunnelling progresses on the Forrestfield-Airport Link

The Forrestfield site now houses facilities to support the machines, including a slurry separation plant, grout plant and a water treatment plant. With the first 130 m long TBM already completely underground and more than 500 m from its launch site, operations at Forrestfield now continue 24/7. In order to construct the approximate 9,000 concrete Read More

Registrations available for Victoria’s Major Projects Conference

Partnered with Trenchless Australasia and sponsored by ProjectLink, the conference attracts over 200 delegates annually and will, for the second time, feature a ministerial address from Victorian Minister for Major Projects and Minister for Transport Jacinta Allan. The event attracts more than 200 senior-level executives annually, who are ready to gain more in-depth knowledge regarding Read More