HDD for GC watermain

The trenchless HDD method was used to install a 355 mm enveloper pipe for a new water main in Hope Island.

One Shot Directional Drilling Australia used a Ditch Witch JT2020 machine to complete the drilling works.

The JT2020 is regarded as one of Ditch Witch’s most popular drills, with its capabilities again on display when used by the local Queensland contractor to complete this project. 

One Shot Directional Drilling Australia is a family owned company that specialises in HDD and underground boring services for the installation of conduits for water, gas, power and telecommunications.

The company services the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Tweed Shire and Sunshine Coast regions with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, it says it can guarantee quality services from health and safety standards right through to equipment maintenance and time restraints.

For more information visit the One Shot Directional Drilling Australia website.

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WSP appoints new executive

With rapidly changing and uncertain operating conditions in the infrastructure sector, asset owners are looking to ensure business continuity while simultaneously building resilience in their assets.

WSP said it has appointed Mr Maslen as the new National Technical Executive due to his focus on helping clients maximise the value of their infrastructure assets for communities and future generations.

Mr Maslen.

With more than 25 years of experience, Mr Maslen specialises in leading transformational strategic asset management projects and programs in accordance with the International Standard for Asset Management (ISO 55001).

Mr Maslen has worked for various government and private organisations spanning a range of sectors including transport, power and water.

Mr Maslen said, particularly during these unprecedented times, there’s an imperative for clients to adapt their investment and management priorities, as well as re-establishing working platforms in new ways.

“I’m passionate about helping our clients get a better understanding of their challenges, and craft holistic solutions to address these,” said Mr Maslen.

“My roles on the Asset Management Council (AUS) Body of Knowledge Thought Leadership Team, as a Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) in ISO55000 through World Partners in Asset Management, and as a Foundation Editor for the Civil Engineers UK Asset Management Journal, allows me to approach challenges differently, by leveraging trends and industry best practice to deliver better outcomes for our communities.”

WSP National Executive of Strategic Asset Management Michael Van Doornik said the WSP Advisory Group delivers value by working in partnership with its clients to identify opportunities that maximise the service value of their assets by managing risk and maximising performance.

“We use a variety of skillsets and techniques from data analytics, geospatial mapping and augmented reality to provide deep insights to clients on their assets,” said Mr Doornik.  

“Effective strategic asset management is integrated and cross-functional. WSP’s strength is in combining our strategic advisory capability with solid engineering expertise underpinned with a depth of understanding their assets and industry knowledge.”

For more information visit the WSP website.

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Mardi to Warnervale construction underway

The 9 km Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline is being delivered by joint venture (JV) partners Spiecapag and Seymour Whyte and, once completed, will enhance the water supply network for the entire region, in particular expanding the northern growth corridor.

Central Coast Council is investing more than $61 million in the pipeline and is being constructed with the use of trenchless technologies, due to the sensitive environmental areas in the region.

Council Director of Water and Sewer Jamie Loader said extensive planning and design activities had been undertaken in preparation for construction.

“Recent conditions including extreme weather events and water restrictions that have faced our community and indeed communities across our state and nation, bring into sharp focus how important water security and water resilience is for everyone,” he said.

“The Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline will ensure a stable long-term water supply to new and growing areas in the north of the region to support anticipated levels of growth and development we need to deliver as part of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036.

“In addition, we will see an enhancement in bulk water transfers between ourselves and the Hunter which enables better planning for future water resourcing for both regions.”

The pipeline is expected to be commissioned in 2021.

For more information visit the Spiecapag website.

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VMT supports Sydney Metro

At the end of April 2020, the final tunnel boring machine (TBM) drive was completed at Blues Point after tunnelling 885 m from Barangaroo, working at a depth of up to 40 m under Sydney Harbour.

Now the project is being extended to cover the city and southwestern districts of Sydney with the current work program involving five TBMs working concurrently across the tunnel route.

Other sections of the tunnelling works – mainly for the cavern construction – involve the use of 13 roadheader machines along with seven rockbolter rigs.

VMT has been supporting the project by providing equipment and site support for the TBMs, roadheaders and rockbolters with a variety of navigation systems.

This includes systems for each of the tunnelling system types as well as its segment documentation system (SDS), as well as support by VMT’s TUnIS Navigation Office software.

Additionally, VMT introduced its TUnIS.mono.cam for the first time, which was specifically designed for the navigation of double shield TBMs.

Being the first use of the new system, Sydney Metro was happy to witness its effectiveness as well as receiving VMT’s overall support.

For more information visit the VMT website.

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View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Wollongong St – Drainage Easement Asset Renewal and Upgrade
Issued by:
Shell Harbour City Council
Closing date:
9 June 2020
Location:
New South Wales
Description:
Shellharbour City Council invites submissions from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the construction of stormwater drainage upgrade and associated works at 15 Wollongong Street, Shellharbour.

District Wide 3 Water Connections
Issued by: Tararua District Council
Closing date:
10June 2020 
Location:
New Zealand
Description:
Tararua Alliance would be looking to have multiple approved contractors in this field to provide the community with options when looking to have three water service connections.

Stormwater Relining Project
Issued by:
Hinchinbrook Shire Council (HSC)
Closing date:
10 June 2020 
Location:
Queensland
Description:
HSC is currently seeking tenders from suitably qualified contractors to undertake stormwater relining in various locations as described in more detail in Part 5 Scope of Works. Council has allocated funding to this project however the funding is limited and will not include any overages or additional works. A final scope will be agreed to upon awarding of contract.

TCDC Contract C19/06 Bond Road and SH26 Watermain Renewal
Issued by:
Thames-Coromandel District Council
Closing date:
11 June 2020
Location:
New Zealand
Description: The contract works involves the replacement of existing and new watermains in Matatoki located south of Thames. The contract includes the supply all plant, labour, and materials required to install approximately 2,690 m of DN 180 PN10 PE100, plus all associated fittings, valves, road crossings, connections, testing and verification.

Elizabeth Street Foul Sewer Renewal
Issued by:
Invercargill City Council
Closing date:
12 June 2020
Location:
New Zealand
Description
: This contract is for the supply of all plant, labour and materials necessary for the renewal of 862 m of foul sewer mains and lateral connections on Elizabeth Street (Invercargill) between Bluff Highway (SH 1) and Elles Road. This includes all associated structures, fittings, fixtures and connections required to complete the works.

Provision of Drainage Maintenance Services
Issued by:
Yarra City Council
Closing date:
12 June 2020
Location:
Victoria
Description: The contractor will be responsible for the care and maintenance of all Council Drainage Assets included in the contract to ensure that they are operating at the required level of service, and carry out maintenance works on the stormwater system within the City of Yarra. Preventative maintenance includes: pipe cleaning, CCTV inspections and reporting and waste disposal.

Water and sewer network monitoring to support hydraulic model calibration

Issued by: Yarra Valley Water
Closing date: 22 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: In order to assess the performance of YVW’s assets, it is required to monitor the key hydraulic parameters associated with water and sewer networks. This project brief is to seek a suitably qualified contractor/contractors to provide monitoring services in YVW’s water and sewer networks.

Nagambie Sewer Pump Station Number 4 Conversion and Sewer Pipeline Rail Crossing
Issued by:
Goulburn Valley Water
Closing date:
23 June 2020
Location:
Victoria
Description: Scope of works include the design and construct of the Nagambie SPS04 conversion and sewer pipeline rail crossing; upgrade of sewage pump station 04 (SPS04) in Nash Street through the installation of larger capacity submersible pumps and conversion of the dry well to a wet well; and completion of V/Line site access application and construction of a new sewer pipe under the VicTrack rail reserve.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes 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 an extra three months on their subscription plans.

Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

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Allpipe receives new machinery

The company reported the new KOR machinery has already been used on its first job.

In a social media post, Allpipe Technologies Business Development Manager Morgan Caffrey said the team had a few days of training before using it on site.

“A great addition to the fleet and a proud moment in my career and a credit to the hardworking team at Allpipe Technologies,” said Mr Caffrey.

KOR is the exclusive distributor of Cappellotto, Europe’s largest manufacturer of sewer and drain cleaning equipment.

Allpipe Technologies said it will announce the machinery’s official launch with more information in the near future.

For more information visit the Allpipe Technologies website.

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Insituform’s new high strength junction seal

Latseal consists of silicate resin reinforced with a woven glass providing superior strength and thinner wall thickness than traditional glass felts, but it’s underpinned by two further advancements.

First, an error-proof, pre-packaged resin that improves the quality of the final cured product through dependable and repeatable mixing consistency, with an added environmental advantage including application controls to eliminate spillage or site mess.

Secondly, Latseal is installed using an innovative, patent-pending packer system to insert, inflate and install the seal.

This new packer design makes the installation process safer and a quantum step faster, saving time on site and costly rework.

Insituform’s first Latseal sealing truck modifications have taken place, with in-the-field training modules rolled out with crews and operators.

The company anticipates all Insituform crews will employ this technology nationwide within months.

Insituform is a part of the Killard Group.

For more information visit the Killard Group website.

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HDI Lucas calls on TRACTO-TECHNIK tools

HDI Lucas announced it had received two new TRACTO-TECHNIK GRUNDORAM dynamic ramming hammers, with the tools on their way to site for the installation of 52 inch (1,320 mm) and 16 inch (406 mm) casings for two rock crossings.

The pneumatically driven GRUNDORAM ramming machines provide thrust forces up to 40,000 kN and are applicable in all kinds of soil types, with the exception of muddy areas, swamps and compact, non-displaceable soil for a variety of applications.

The GRUNDORAM hammers ready to be delivered to site. Image courtesy of HDI Lucas.

The most common GRUNDORAM application is the horizontal installation of steel pipes up to nominal diameter 4,000 mm underneath streets, railway tracks and rivers up to 80 m length without pressing abutments, while the horizontal rammers can also be used for vertical applications to support horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and dynamic pipe renewal.

HDI Lucas is a subsidiary of Spiecapag Australia and is well known for its expertise in the HDD field.

For more information visit the HDI Lucas website.

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Managing employee safety as an essential service

While many Australians are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, those working in essential services like water and wastewater are out in the field ensuring community needs are met.

The site operations have changed dramatically in an effort to keep employees safe and ensure business continuity, and while a lot of companies are in uncharted territory as they deal with COVID-19, adaptability and communication have emerged as the best way forward. 

Water infrastructure specialist Interflow has adapted its operations to ensure it can continue to help solve customers’ problems in the field while also taking the necessary steps to protect its people. 

Interflow Executive Manager for Health Safety and Environment Adrian Smith explained the company was putting enterprise risk management plans in place for COVID-19 in February.

“COVID-19 has created significant changes to the way we work,” said Mr Smith.

“We’ve implemented a Business Continuity Plan with five response teams to identify and resolve critical issues around workforce protection, supply chain stabilisation, customer engagement, operational lead and lag management, and stress testing financials.”

By using similar parameters within its current health and safety strategy Harm 2 Zero (H2O), Interflow’s response teams meet twice a week to discuss any necessary issues and actions.   

These additional safety and procedural policies include implementing social distancing; reinforcing hygiene as a top consideration; providing COVID-19 appropriate level of PPE for workers; ensuring up-to-date signage across all sites; and giving teams the right information so they are across all new company procedures. 

“We’re currently developing a second communication pack for workers, with updated rules of engagement, and every week our Managing Director creates a video message to all employees,” said Mr Smith.   

“In this current situation, we are classed as essential and the most important thing is having our field teams across the details of what we are doing to manage this crisis.” 

Open communication has been key to Interflow’s response, with a focus on using appropriate channels to disseminate updates.

The business also ensures information not only cascades down to all frontline workers, but also any issues from work sites filter back up to management. 

With a workforce spanning Australia and New Zealand, Interflow has also been keeping on top of all health and government changes on a national and regional level to ensure the business remains compliant. 

“Our clients see us as a valuable business partner – as an essential function to assist with their continuity,” said Mr Smith.

“We’re here to solve our customers’ problems, we’re able to adapt, and our response to COVID-19 has allowed us to connect as one team quickly and efficiently.”

Interflow will conduct a post-implementation review once operations return to normal to capture key information of what worked and what didn’t, which will provide vital learnings for the future. 

For more information visit the Interflow website.

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Breakthrough milestone for Forrestfield Airport-Link

The 130 m, 600 t machine has spent more than 900 days tunnelling through varying and challenging conditions, including under Perth Airport and the Swan River.

Arriving at the Bayswater dive structure at the end of April, the TBM completed a total of 16 km for the project comprising twin bored tunnels of 8 km each, which will link three new rail stations at Forrestfield, Airport Central and Redcliffe to the existing network.

The breakthrough comes just nine weeks after the project’s other TBM arrived at the same location on 18 February 2020.

The end of tunnelling will bring a new phase for the project with the focus now shifted to tunnel fit-out and civil construction.

To date, 50 per cent of the first stage of the track slab has been constructed within the tunnels, while 35 per cent of TBM support pipes have been removed.

Track laying is expected to commence in July, subject to construction regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information visit the Forrestfield Airport-Link website.

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Major Metro Tunnel construction continues

One tunnel boring machine (TBM) has begun tunnelling towards the southeastern suburbs while the assembly of another TBM is also nearing completion.

The construction works will now comprise 24/7 tunnelling in the direction of South Yarra with a tunnel boring support site at Edmund Herring Oval commencing its around the clock operations.

Metro Tunnel will simultaneously continue assembling the remaining TBM that is set to commencing tunnelling later this month.

The construction works in the area also include constructing the middle box, constructing the Anzac Station entrance and Peppercorn Lawn ground improvement works.

Rail Projects Victoria said the traffic impacts will include truck movements delivering concrete tunnel segments which will arrive at the Anzac Station site regularly via St Kilda Road.

There will also be increased truck traffic at the Peppercorn Lawn site via Boathouse Drive with traffic control in place to facilitate this truck access.

For more information visit the Metro Tunnel website.

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Challenging project completed

The project presented granite ground conditions, requiring the shafts to be drilled and blasted then bored using a 900 RCP.

Edge Underground Managing Director Stuart Harrison said the company looks at every job as achievable, no matter how challenging.

“It’s just a matter of finding a way and a means to complete that job successfully and achieve that outcome,” said Mr Harrison.

“We go out to a site and the way we look at it is the job needs to be done, so we’ll get it done.

“We go out there with a good attitude and with state-of-the-art equipment and understand the different aspects of a job and the complexities, and still find a way to get it done.”

Edge Underground is based in Victoria with an additional office in southeast Queensland.

For more information visit the Edge Underground website.

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View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Hydro excavation, underground services and directional drilling
Issued by:
Mackay Regional Council
Closing date:
26 May 2020
Location:
Queensland
Description: Mackay Regional Council seeks tenders from experienced and resourced contractors who have the capacity to provide hydro excavation, potholing services, underground service location and under boring services on an as-required basis.

Sherriff Street, Underdale Road and stormwater upgrade
Issued by:
City of West Torrens
Closing date:
29 May 2020
Location:
South Australia
Description
: The City of West Torrens is seeking a civil contractor to undertake the works associated with the road and stormwater upgrade of Sherriff Street, Underdale.

Frimley Park water treatment plan and reservoir pipelines
Issued by:
Hastings District Council
Closing date:
3 June 2020
Location:
New Zealand
Description
: Tenders are requested for the above contract which involves the supply and installation of new pipework, valves and fittings associated with water supply pipework in Frimley Park, Frimley Road and Hapuku Street for the Hastings District Council.

CCTV investigation, clean and condition assessment of sewer mains and access
Issued by: Tamworth Regional Council
Closing date: 4 June 2020 
Location: New South Wales
Description: This tender involves CCTV inspection, cleaning and condition assessment of sewer mains and manholes as specified in the asset index and plans. The work under this contract is to be undertaken in Tamworth Regional Council area of operations.

Western Turner Syncline Phase 2 Stage 2 Project – Water Supply
Issued by:
Rio Tinto Limited
Closing date:
14 June 2020
Location:
Western Australia
Description:
The scope of work includes the fabrication, construction, handover (commissioning), and documentation for pipelines, tanks, pump stations, mechanical, electrical and controls equipment, associated concrete and steel structures and associated earthworks and civil works.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes 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 an extra three months on their subscription plans.

Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Journalist Sophie Venz at svenz@gs-press.com.au

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CWW expands management team

For the past six months, Ms Smith has been acting in the role to help ensure CWW’s ongoing ability to provide essential services to customers and the community.

With 12 years behind her at CWW in various management roles, Ms Smith has been a vital asset to maintaining strong relationships with delivery partners.

CWW Managing Director Maree Lang announced the news and acknowledged Ms Smith’s significant contribution to both the business and local community.

“Ms Smith has been recognised as one of CWW’s high achieving leaders for many years and this appointment acknowledges and demonstrates our commitment to build and reward talent,” she said.

“Ms Smith is passionate about the water sector with a strong focus on people, leadership and safety and her leadership in this role will provide much needed continuity as we continue to build for the future.”

In the role, Ms Smith will continue to lead CWW’s operations, maintenance and capital delivery functions in one of the fastest growing regions in Melbourne.

For more information visit the City West Water website.

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Sydney Water on the frontline

Over the past year, Sydney Water’s frontline crews have worked to respond to the impact of drought that caused soil movement, leading to a contraction of pipes in the ground and an increase in damage to the network.

Recent rainfall brought on new challenges, triggering a landslip and eroding the Toongabbie Creek embankment in Wentworthville, near Parramatta.

Sydney Water Incident Site Manager John Daoud said crews attended the site immediately to investigate and found a wastewater carrier had been impacted by the erosion of the creek bank.

“We quickly mobilised our equipment onsite, set up a by-pass to protect the environment and connect with the existing wastewater while we worked to identify a permanent fix of the pipes,” said Mr Daoud.

“This is just a snapshot of what we do every day – while most people are in self-isolation, our work didn’t stop because of COVID-19.”

Additionally, Sydney Water said its crews are taking advantage of the quiet streets – particularly in Sydney’s CBD – to prioritise repair and upgrade projects, including replacing a number of valves that would be difficult to complete under normal circumstances of traffic and customer impacts.

Sydney Water Head of Program Delivery Mark Simister said network projects are also seizing the opportunity of the quieter streets during COVID-19 to do work which might normally be disruptive.

“We are being as agile as possible in the way we program our works so we can minimise the impacts of the projects to customers now and once lockdown restrictions are lifted,” said Mr Simister.

For more information visit Sydney Water.

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WaterNSW CEO resigns

In 2014, Mr Harris was CEO of both State Water Corporation and Sydney Catchment Authority and was instrumental in the successful merger of the two organisations, resulting in the creation of WaterNSW.

After six years as CEO, Mr Harris said he has been reflecting on the right time to transition the leadership of WaterNSW for its next era and to take on his own next challenge.

“I believe now is the window for transitioning the leadership, ahead of the development of the next three-year Strategic Plan and as the reforms to the NSW Government owned water sector enter the next phase,” said Mr Harris.

Mr Harris said it has been an honour and a privilege to lead the organisation from its inception right through to significant improvements in water quality and operations for the state.

“I thank my team of passionate and committed individuals, the board, my contemporaries from elsewhere in the sector, and the NSW Government – I am proud of what we achieved together, and I leave a high performing organisation ready for its next phase,” said Mr Harris.

NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing, the Hon Melinda Pavey MP thanked Mr Harris for a lengthy and significant contribution to the water sector.

WaterNSW Chair of the Board Anne McDonald added Mr Harris’ passion, commitment and contribution to the management of its water resources will continue to be recognised in future generations.

“He should be very proud of his legacy to the NSW water sector and we wish him all the best for the future,” said Ms McDonald.

WaterNSW Executive Andrew George – who is a civil and environmental engineer – has been appointed Acting CEO.

For more information visit the WaterNSW website.

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TBM emerges in Sydney

John Holland shared a picture of TBM Kathleen on social media after it tunnelled 885 m from Barangaroo to Blues Point at depths as low as 40 m.

“This is what the might of Sydney Harbour did to our once crispy clean TBM,” said the company.

TBM Kathleen is named after Kathleen Butler, who was the technical advisor to engineer John JJC Bradfield on the construction of Sydney Harbour.

TBM Kathleen before and after tunnelling under Sydney Harbour. Image courtesy of John Holland.

Along with four other TBMs, Kathleen will deliver twin 15.5 km rail tunnels for the Sydney Metro project.

For more information visit the John Holland website.

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Rangedale starts industrial sanitising

The company has partnered with a leading chemical solutions manufacturer to create a product that kills COVID-19 on surfaces in less than a minute.

By using its industrial cleaning trucks, Rangedale can sanitise large scale areas that are either known to be affected or possibly affected by the virus – where it is believed it could potentially live for up to 9 days.

There are multiple methods of application for the sanitisation solution, all of which contain and reduce the spread of the disease while still practicing social distancing measures.

Rangedale has an active workforce of 260 personnel with a large fleet of more than 45 industrial combination cleaning and jet washing units in addition to other assets.

The company is serving areas such as – but not limited to – construction sites, machinery, train stations, wharf terminals, carparks, supermarkets and more.

With business locations in Melbourne, Wangaratta and Sydney, Rangedale can ensure fast mobilisation if or when its industrial sanitation is required.

For more information visit the Rangedale website.

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McConnell Dowell progresses NZ project

Dubbed ‘Piper’, the TBM is tunnelling for Watercare Services Limited in Auckland, New Zealand.

Over the weekend, Piper recommenced the drive from the intermediate shaft to the sea recovery trench.

Now, more than 750 m of the pending 2 km drive has been completed with cutting tool changes and other maintenance works being successfully undertaken in the shaft during less than favourable conditions.

McConnell Dowell wants to thank the Snells Algied project team for their hard work.

Even during the current level four lock down in New Zealand due to COVID-19, McConnell Dowell said the project team maintained world class safety standards while delivering the essential project.

For more information visit the McConnell Dowell website.

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View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Deanside Village External Water Main
Issued by:
Western Water
Closing Date:
18 May 2020
Location:
Victoria
Description
: Supply and construction of 1.16 km of 300 mm diameter PVC water main along Neale Road, Deanside in Melton City Council area, west of Hopkins Road intersection.

Echuca Water Treatment Plant Upgrade – Design & Construction
Issued by:
Coliban Region Water Corporation
Closing date:
21 May 2020
Location:
Victoria
Description: Coliban Water invites expression of interest submissions for the design and construction of upgrade works at the Echuca Water Treatment Plant. The upgrade includes an additional 6.6 ML of clear water storages, a UV disinfection system, a new high lift pump station and the refurbishment of an existing pump station.

Stormwater and Sewer Relining Packages
Issued by:
Mackay Regional Council
Closing date:
26 May 2020
Location:
Queensland
Description
: Mackay Regional Council is seeking an experienced contractor or contractors for the structural relining of stormwater reinforced concrete pipes and insitu concrete box culverts, as well as the structural relining of sewer gravity mains including junction sealing using trenchless technology.

2020/2021 Regional Sewer Relining
Issued by:
FNQROC
Closing date:
1 June 2020
Location:
Queensland
Description:
2020/2021 regional sewer relining and/or sewer and manhole condition assessments.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes 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 an extra three months on their subscription plans.

Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Journalist Sophie Venz at svenz@gs-press.com.au

KOR still delivering products and services

KOR will continue to support the industry by delivering new units and offering technical support, while ensuring all social distancing measures are followed.

Over the past few weeks, KOR has continued to keep its operations running for all its highly valued clients.

KOR NSW/ACT Business Development Manager Tony Wilson delivered a new CAP COMBI 2600 Drain Cleaner into his region last week, while the company also delivered a leading recycling combination unit – the CAP RECY 3200 – to a client in Queensland yesterday.

KOR Managing Director Stephen Pewtress – who is currently in isolation after returning from an overseas business trip – said it is imperative to pull together and stay responsible as a company, community and nation.

For more information visit the KOR website.

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Bucher Municipal releases new machinery

Bucher Municipal’s FlexLine® range has multi-purpose abilities suited for private household work, water companies and industrial clients.

With the scope to clean blocked service lines and drains, complete preventative and emergency cleaning of sewer mains, empty and clean septic tanks and clean tanks and oil separators, Bucher Municipal said it could not be happier to have the latest version of the machinery arrive.

“This innovative, state-of-the-art product delivers high payloads and class leading manoeuvrability. Stay tuned to see our finished product soon!” the company announced on social media.

The machinery’s movable partition provides a variable tank size and a flexibility of applications and volume, meaning operators do not need to know how much water and sludge they need to take before commencing the application.

This flexibility allows users to solve most tasks with fewer axles, resulting in less maintenance on the chassis and lower operating costs.

Bucher Municipal Australia’s head office is based in Clayton, Victoria with additional branches across the country.

For more information visit the Bucher Municipal website.

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City West Water appoints new director

After working with City West Water (CWW) in senior leadership roles for the past three years, Ms Lang has been acting in the Managing Director role since November 2019.

In this role, Ms Lang continued to lead the organisation to successfully deliver essential services to more than one million Melbourne residents and industrial and commercial customers including hospitals, sport and entertainment precincts.

The company board announced the appointment earlier this week with CWW Chair David Middleton stating Ms Lang was a passionate leader with a wealth of experience in operational leadership, stakeholder engagement and strategy.

“Ms Lang’s leadership approach includes a strong future orientation, a commitment to high performance and empowerment, a belief in adaptation and innovation and a determination to be an authentic and inclusive leader,” he said.

“As a member of the CWW executive team for the past three years, Ms Lang has led and sponsored critical culture, leadership, safety and business transformation programs to deliver on our strategic outcomes.

“Combined with her water sector experience and a diverse and commercially driven background, Ms Lang has demonstrated her ability to set direction and lead transformation and growth in complex and changing environments.”

Ms Lang added she is thrilled to be formally stepping into the Managing Director role.

“My time at CWW has shown me our organisation is committed to the diverse communities we service across Melbourne’s CBD and rapidly growing western suburbs.” 

“I look forward to working with the board and executive team as we innovate and adapt to new opportunities in delivering exceptional services for City West Water’s customers.”

For more information visit the City West Water website.

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AWA announces new CEO

Corrine Cheeseman has been appointed as the association’s new CEO, with Ms Krogh saying she is pleased about the selection.

“Corrine’s significant experience in the water industry, complemented by her work in recent years on transforming companies with data are a powerful combination,” said Ms Krogh.

Beginning her career in Sydney Water’s water quality testing laboratories, Ms Cheeseman first joined AWA in 2004 as Education Manager before moving to the executive team as the Technical Programs’ National Manager.

Currently, Ms Cheeseman is working with PwC as a senior leading in the data consulting practice.

With 22 years of experience in the water industry, Ms Cheeseman said she is honoured and privileged to be appointed as CEO and to have the opportunity to lead AWA.

“The association’s members, volunteers and staff are integral to the success of the association and I am looking forward to working closely with them to deliver Strategy’22 and beyond.”

Ms Cheeseman will take over from Jonathan McKeown who steps down as CEO mid-May.

“The challenges of COVID-19 will test the resilience of all of us but I am confident that the strong and stable platform that Jonathan has set and the leadership, digital transformation and stakeholder relationship skills that Corinne brings to the role will ensure the best possible future for the association and all its stakeholders,” she said.  

“A more formal acknowledgement of Jonathan’s achievements will occur in May for his major contribution to the association over the last seven years.”

For more information visit the AWA website.

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Major appointment at McConnell Dowell

The newly created position is a broadening of Mr Russo’s recent role as State Manager for South Australia and McConnell Dowell said his activities will include working with customers and businesses partners to grow the business and deliver projects.

Mr Russo, who has been with the company for more than 15 years, said he was thrilled to be leading the team across two states.

“I look forward to working with our local customers and business partners to deliver safe, smart and efficient projects that will improve the lives of our communities,” he said.

McConnell Dowell Managing Director Australia Jim Frith said Mr Russo was the “ideal person to assume this new and expanded role”.

Mr Russo will continue to be based in Adelaide.

For more information visit the McConnell Dowell website.

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