Pipeline rehabilitation and transport at the forefront in WA

 A greenlight on the Forrestfield-Airport Link  The $1.86 billion METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link, jointly funded by the federal and WA state governments, is set to deliver a new rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth – with three new stations at Redcliffe, Airport Central and High Wycombe. A large degree of progress has been made Read More

ProKASRO facilitating progressive sewer rehabilitation

ProKASRO develops customised trenchless solutions for sewer rehabilitation, allowing many pipelines to be returned to their original condition without the need for replacing pipe. The company’s robot and lateral intake rehabilitation systems are available for diameters from DN100 to DN1200 and can be combined together as required, meaning operating the favoured rehabilitation system is possible. Read More

Ausjet

AUSJET22 welcomes new sector

The Australian High Pressure Water Jetting Association (AUSJET), incorporating the Australasian Drain Cleaning and Vacuum Association (ADCVA), is the peak national industrial services body, and will be running the international exhibition and conference on 12 and 13 October. It has members across the Country and internationally. AUSJET22 will be focused on new technology and industry-relevant Read More

Edge Underground beats challenges

When the company was contracted by engineering firm Diona, the technical survey made it clear that the ground conditions at the site would result in a uniquely challenging job. The pilot line put in place by the workers at the site showed that the actual ground conditions were even more difficult than originally thought. The Read More

PNG

Nacap continue work in PNG

Nacap is a specialist engineering firm that services clients from a number of industries, including oil and gas, mining, water, renewables and power. The company has maintained a strong presence in PNG since 2017, where is services local oil, gas and mining projects. With headquarters in Port Moresby, on the south east of the island, Read More

CRL team

CRL counting down to final breakthrough

The TBM has begun to tunnel its way from Karanga a Hape (Karangahape) Station towards its final destination at Te Wai Horotiu Station (Aotea). The previous breakthrough, at Karangahape was a huge achievement for the teams of workers supporting the massive infrastructure project. In order to relaunch the TBM, workers had to transport it across Read More

Watercare’s $20m upgrade progressing well

Watercare’s renewal project aims to proactively replace more than 12,000 metres of freshwater pipes by the end of 2022. The goal is to reduce leaks and prevent water outages in the area, boosting the networks’ overall resilience for the future. In Kelston, Watercare have replaced about 2.3 km of old water pipe. Most of the Read More

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Talison Lithium Greenbushes Expansion – Structural, Mechanical and Piping Installation Works Issued by: Talison Lithium Limited Closing Date: 28/09/2022 Location: Western Australia Description: Contractors wishing to be considered must be able to demonstrate their ability to Assemble and install structural steelwork for process plant buildings, platforms, frames, support structures, stair stringers, walkways, equipment supports, crane Read More

Innaugural AUSJET22 event taking place in October

AUSJET22 is an independent event presented by the peak industry bodies: the Australasian High Pressure Water Jetting Association (AUSJET) incorporating the Australasian Drain Cleaning and Vacuuming Association (ADCVA). For almost 30 years AUSJET and ADCVA have been dedicated to strengthening safety standards and influencing change in the water jetting, drain cleaning, vacuum loading and hydro Read More

melfred borzall

HDD trailblazers for more than 75 years

The company’s Southern California design and manufacturing plant is ground zero for the HDD tools that changed the way an entire industry drills. The way Melfred Borzall does business sets them apart from the competition. Not only has the company been the catalyst of the HDD industry movement for three-quarters of the past century, Read More

kwik zip HD-50 spacers on DN560 HDPE (560mm OD) into a DN700 Mild Steel Pipe2 copy

Are your pipe spacers compliant?

In mid-2016, kwik-ZIP’s HDX Series casing spacer was the first ever spacer system to be approved as compliant with WSA PS-324. The recent successful appraisal of the HDXT Series marks the second instance in which kwik-ZIP’s casing spacers have been formally recognised as complying with WSA PS-324 for casing spacers. Notably, both products are the 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

Looking back: HDD setting the benchmark

A subsea gas pipeline was needed for Woodside Energy two transport liquified petroleum gas and condensate from two gas fields: Geographe (55 kms south of Port Campbell), and Thylacine (70 kms). The transfer of the gas took place of a 20-inch diameter pipeline that will transport the resource to an onshore processing plant. The transition Read More

Adept Civil

Adept meets drainage challenge

The project is being led by Melbourne-based civil engineering company Adept Civil Group for clients Winslow, and the multinational company Fraser Property, based in Singapore. The work so far has involved a number of unique challenges, including the protection and maintenance of a detailed rock wall at the work site. Construction centres around the building Read More

Sydney Harbour, NSW

West Harbour Tunnel underway

The West Harbour Tunnel will be the third harbour crossing project, alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the original harbour tunnel. The new tunnel will join the WestConnex at Rozelle with the Warringah Freeway at North Sydney. The project will include 6.5 km tunnels beneath Sydney harbour. This first step in construction begins with excavation Read More

Tunnel boring machine image

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

TBM

Last stretch for CRL

The TBM, named Dame Whina Cooper, has finished the process of breaking through at Mercury Lane.  Boring for the final tunnel will head north, with the TBM heading towards Mayoral Drive and Te Wai Horotiu Station (Aotea). CRL’s Link Alliance are preparing the final station for the TBM’s breakthrough in midtown. Preparations include building a Read More

SRL microtunnelling underway

The machine is laser guided, remotely operated, and has a diameter of only 32 cm. At its current rate of 3.75 m per hour, it is predicted to complete the 630 m tunnelling project in six months. The tunnelling will see the machine moving between pre-dug shafts which will be filled in as each section Read More

Picote Solutions Extends its Range with Battery Operated Solutions for Domestic Plumbers

The Picote Solutions name is firmly cemented in the trenchless industry for their game-changing pipeline rehabilitation solutions, but their latest range has demonstrated their ability to pivot to meet the needs of their customers working as contractors or small business owners. Tom, International Business Development Manager from Picote Solutions UK loves the Picote Battery Powered Read More

Hard hat image

North East Link preparing to launch

The project will be utilising two tunnel boring machines (TBM) which will be shipped over by German supplier Herrenknecht. The TBMs are each 90 m long, 4 thousand tonnes, and have a diameter of 15.6 m. Similar to Bella, one of the TBMs on the West Gate Tunnel Project. Pre-tunnelling work has begun, with crews Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure – Relining Recurrent Works Issued by: Ballina Shire Council Closing Date: 02/08/2022 Location: New South Wales Description: Recurrent relining program of both wastewater and stormwater for a three year period. Landfill Cell 2 Liner – Dunsborough Waste Facility Issued by: City of Busselton Closing Date: 03/08/2022 Location: Western Australia Description: The Read More

Interflow

Creating the future of water for councils and communities

By helping local councils to create, renew and maintain robust pipeline infrastructure, the organisation is supporting the growing needs of local communities for generations to come.  All-in-one delivery partner Servicing the needs of local councils, water authorities and pipeline infrastructure asset owners for over 85 years, Interflow has earned its position in the water industry by Read More

GN Solids

The selection of screens for hydrovac slurry treatment

The slurry processing solution is to use liquid and solids separation equipment to treat soil, soup or slurry generated from hydrovac, excavation or horizontal directional drilling (HDD) projects, and produces reusable material for construction and discharge clean water.  Normally, the slurry is contaminant-free and comes from physical utility location in public right of ways, and 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