Tunnel boring machine

NZ’s City Rail Link makes strides with TBM

The star of the CRL project, the TBM is named after Dame Whina Cooper and has facilitated incredible progress for the project. Its most recent breakthrough comes as the TBM broke through into the mined tunnel cavern at the Link Alliance Maungawhau (Mt Eden) Station construction site. This occurred only 85 m after the TBM Read More

The Queensland Urban Utilities Innovation Centre

AR reveals reality of Urban Utilities work

Urban Utilities, alongside delivery partners Diona and Mott MacDonald, are trailing augmented reality (AR) during works to install a new water pipe below the bustling pedestrian precinct. Spokesperson for Urban Utilities, Anna Hartley, describes how the technology offers a 3D view of Brisbane’s hidden underground network and says residents can now utilise the technology themselves. Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Fairlie Golf Course Waste Water Main Upgrade Issued by: Mackenzie District Council Closing Date: 08/07/2022 Location: New Zealand Description: This contract is for the upgrade of a 150mm diameter to a 225mm diamater uPVC SN16 wastewater gravity main that is located through the Fairlie Golf Course, a length of approximately 466m. The work may be Read More

ISC Services

Providing innovative connection for HDPE

By providing inflow and infiltration (I/I) assessments, conducting inspections at hundreds of maintenance holes, pump stations and sewage treatment plant inlet structures, ISC Services has helped clients minimise their asset degradation and reduce operational asset costs.   Most recently, its B-Tech Connections™, an innovative Pullable Mechanical Connection for HDPE, which has already been recently awarded the Read More


How iMPREG became the first choice for ANZ pipe rehabilitation projects

When it comes to trenchless pipe rehabilitation projects, iMPREG has fast become the partner of choice for Australian and New Zealand municipalities. Here is how. Every iMPREG project starts with the best local solution in mind iMPREG’s unparalleled project support typically already starts during the project tendering stage. Their team go to great lengths to fully Read More


KOR introduces spare parts

Consolidating KOR’s existing pre-delivery, servicing, and spare parts locations into one site, was an important consideration for the executive team when planning to accommodate customer requirements and future growth. Importantly, distribution capability will increase, and further reductions in delivery times made as the facility is strategically positioned next to major freeway arteries for faster transport Read More

Adept Civil

Adept leads the way with water and sewer upgrade at Thomas Embling Hospital

Thomas Embling Hospital is a high-security forensic mental health hospital located in Fairfield, Victoria. It is currently undergoing a $349.6 million expansion, and these upgrades are being conducted on behalf of Forensicare, Victoria’s leading provider of mental healthcare. Shortly after the Andrews government announced the expansion plans for the hospital in 2021, Adept was awarded Read More

Interflow impresses with Primus Line in NZ

A large-scale job for the team, with plans for the project ongoing since 2019, the works completed by Interflow is an impressive notch in their belt of success. Partnering with local contractors and council, the project consisted of the rehabilitation of a previously abandoned pressured sewer line which hadn’t been utilised since 2007. The highlight Read More

PEF Commercial Finance

PEF Commercial Finance’s three steps to trenchless asset funding

The Melbourne-based finance brokering service’s main focus is to provide hassle free business finance solutions to clients and secure approvals quickly and conveniently. Appreciating the importance of getting the deal secure for the client in a timely fashion, the first step they take is understanding and identifying the client’s needs. Finance Broker Theo Robotis has Read More

Smart Lock

Contractor proves value of trenchless in the top end

Operating out of Darwin, Northern Territory, for more than 25 years, Dig Hard Excavations is one of the regions leading civil hydraulics and drainage rehabilitation contractors. The company specialises in the rehabilitation of civil plumbing infrastructure and uses advanced no-dig lining technologies to achieve results which are affordable, environmentally friendly and extend the life of Read More


New GRUNDODRILL in the spotlight at No-Dig

The arrival of these machines has been years, if not decades in the making, and represents a landmark step forward in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) engineering. TRACTO-TECHNIK’s products are constantly being refined based on end user feedback, and the new range of GRUNDODRILL fluid-assisted and rock drilling machines are the ultimate reflection of this ideology. Consisting Read More

Aussie Trenchless

Aussie Trenchless’ promise of PST

Headquartered in New South Wales, the company offers a range of unique products in Australia and overseas. Aussie Trenchless Director Chris Meredith and the team are committed to pioneering state-of-the-art solutions and furthering business in the trenchless industry. As part of that innovation, the company offers a wide range of unique products both in Australia Read More

Edge Underground

Fighting against the elements: pre-planning for success in Townsville

Fighting against the elements and upcoming holidays, planning played a major role in ensuring the success of the project, so that when the worst scenario occurred, Edge Underground could perform its best and get the job done on time. Edge Underground was subcontracted to complete three microtunnels in Townsville, partnering with Mendi Constructions, a well-known Read More

No-Dig 2022 officially underway

The exhibition opening and welcome reception began at 5pm on 14 June and was a wonderful opportunity to see individuals from every aspect of the industry come together after three long years apart. The reception was proudly sponsored by Herrenknecht. ASTT President, Ben Crosby, opened the event by not only thanking the sponsors and exhibitors Read More

Water pipes

Beechworth sewers inch closer to completion

The Beechworth sewer system is being upgraded to address sewage overflows after heavy rain events. The project involves a new sewer transfer pipe being constructed from the bottom of Church Street, along Last Street, Sydney Road and Old Chiltern Road then under the Historic Park to the wastewater treatment plant. Without the upgrade, when prolonged Read More


Tickets for No-Dig almost gone: get yours now!

Organised in partnership with the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), No-Dig has grown to become the second largest no-dig technology in the world and is now considered a must-attend event for all industry professionals. Trenchless technology is important for installing new services, as well as rehabilitating and maintaining existing pipelines and infrastructure, without having Read More

One System – make the transition today

Kynection, originally called Fleet Effect, was born in 2006 with a focus on creating technology that would help heavy vehicle operators manage operations and reduce their impact on the environment.   Champion of Growth & Communications Jonathan Patchell says in 2008, during the early phase of the business, the management team had become entrenched within Read More

Asset Training: Paving the way in safety

Initially intended to train and develop internal staff to ensure best practices, industry-leading safety procedures, and the workforce were  appropriately educated, the company quickly recognised there was an opportunity to provide this same level of understanding to the wider industry regarding the importance of proper qualification.  Business Development Manager & qualified trainer and assessor Chris Read More

New adaptable machines shake up HDD market

TRACTO’s products are constantly being refined based on end user feedback, and the new range of GRUNDODRILL fluid-assisted and rock drilling machines are the ultimate reflection of this ideology. Consisting of six machines with performance ratings between 60 and 280 kN, the rigs in the new range can be adapted to be used as a Read More


Urban Utilities commits to net-zero by 2032

As part of the commitment, the utility plans to further improve energy efficiency as well as increasing its renewable energy use and investing in beneficial local offset projects. Integrated solutions executive leader of Urban Utilities, Chris Bulloch, stated that achieving net-zero by 2032 is an essential aspect in ensuring a healthy, liveable and sustainable future Read More

New Federal Infrastructure Minister confirmed

King said she was ready to pull on the safety boots and get to work in a recent Twitter post. “As the first female Federal Infrastructure Minister and as part of a diverse ministry, I can’t wait to get to work with my state and territory colleagues,” she said. First elected to Federal Parliament in Read More

Aqua Metro talking GeoKrete at NDDU 2022

By using GeoKrete, Aqua Metro have designed and constructed a fully structural liner of the Surrey Road Relief Drain. The drain is approximately 100 years old, situated in Melbourne and is 950m long, varying in diameter of 1,200mm to 1,800mm. The drain includes several sections which pass under Malvern Road, a primary state arterial with Read More

Interflow after the storm

Nevertheless, the company is committed to approaching the situation in a way that can further mitigate risk and prepare for similar events in the future. Feedback from water managers in recently flooded areas has been characterised by shock and awe. Likewise, much of the feedback has been centred on how stormwater infrastructure is supposed to Read More

Primus Line, Baker Hughes partnership

TDM partners with NordiTube

TDM is a proudly Australian owned and operated drain service specialist with over 30 years’ experience. TDM offers a range of drain services including the rehabilitation, maintenance and inspection of pipeline infrastructure across Australia. With operations across NSW, VIC and WA, the company is dedicated to providing high quality service to customers and community. TDM Read More

Awards finalists announced for NDDU

NDDU is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology. Trenchless technology is important for installing new services, as well as rehabilitating and maintaining existing pipelines and infrastructure, without having to dig multiple trenches, disturbing traffic, business and residential locations. With major utilities located underground and requiring ongoing upkeep and extension, Read More

KOR heading to NDDU 2022

However, NDDU isn’t the only 2022 exhibition on KOR’s must-attend list. The company has already attended the 2022 New Zealand based Stormwater conference and exhibition held in Christchurch. The exhibition was held on 18 – 20 May at the new Te Pae Convention Centre, with workshops offered across the two-day period. Back in Australia, KOR Read More