NZ’s CRL tunnel

NZ’s City Rail Link continues to grow

The CRL is a 3.45km twin-tunnel underground rail link up to 42 m below the Auckland city centre. The goal of the project is to transform the downtown Waitematā Station (Britomart) into a two-way through-station that better connects the city’s rail network. The tunnels will connect Britomart with a re-developed Mt Eden station on the Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

North West Ashburton Wastewater Servicing Issued by: Ashburton District Council Closing Date: 17/06/2022 Location: New Zealand Description: The Ashburton District Council is seeking tenders for the provision of civil, mechanical and electrical construction services to supply and construct the Council’s planned programme for North West Ashburton Wastewater Servicing. The Contract Work includes (but is not Read More

Veolia acquires Allpipe Technologies

Veolia acquires Allpipe Technologies

Veolia announced on 17 May 2022 its acquisition of Allpipe Technologies, a specialist Perth-based business. As an established provider of sewer network maintenance, Allpipe has over a decade’s worth of experience delivering trenchless solutions for councils across Perth. The deal sees the expansion of the Veolia water network services, with activities to begin in Western Read More

No-Dig Down Under

Spoilt for choice at the No-Dig Down Under conference

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


WSAA welcomes release of final flushable products standard

Executive Director of WSAA, Adam Lovell was excited by the release of the Australian and New Zealand standard. “One of the first of its kind internationally, it is the result of ground-breaking collaboration between manufacturers, water utilities, peak bodies and consumer groups,” he said. “We know others internationally have been watching the development of this Read More

PEF Commercial Finance

PEF offers tax deduction for eligible businesses

As of 19 May 2022, PEF announced that companies may be able to claim a tax deduction for the full cost of eligible depreciating business equipment and vehicles. According to PEF, in order to be eligible to claim the deduction assets must be held and used or installed and ready for use between 7 October Read More

ASTT No-Dig Down Under scholarships

Utility and council scholarships on offer at NDDU

The scholarships will allow key members of Australasian utilities and councils to attend the event with reduced costs and aims to bring more employees from these organisations to the event, thereby increasing the knowledge of trenchless technology. NDDU is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology. Trenchless technology is important for Read More

SA Water

ALT to deliver a no-dig rehab

ALT will work alongside Interflow to complete the project to deliver a no-dig rehabilitation that will last more than 50 years. Since 1998, Alternative Lining Technologies (ALT) has been offering commercial and municipal customers peace of mind, affording a like-new condition to ageing infrastructure. For 23 years, ALT has been providing asset owners with the opportunity Read More

South East Water awards contracts

The services provided are critical to keeping the water and sewer networks running across Melbourne’s south east suburbs, providing essential services to the community.  Taking an innovative approach to how these services are delivered, the delivery model which has been in place since 2013 has been updated.  Maintenance services starting from 1 October 2022 will Read More

Water pipes

AWA to provide insight on future of water

The AWA has developed The Future of Water – The Australian Context survey which aims to develop a national perspective on the emerging challenges, trends and opportunities we, as communities, are facing with regards our water sources and use.  Corinne Cheeseman, AWA chief executive said water is Australia’s greatest natural resource – extreme weather, increasing populations Read More

Yarra Valley Water forms partnership with engineering services

Yarra Valley Water partners with Jacobs, Ripple

The agreement has an initial five year term, but may extend up to a decade. Yarra Valley Water’s general manager, Chris Brace, said the company is delighted with the partnership. “These agreements reflect our commitment to fostering deep relationships with our partners for the long-term benefit of our capital delivery ecosystem and ultimately our customers,” Read More

Addtech acquires ImpulseRadar

Addtech acquires ImpulseRadar

In a statement last month, Addtech’s business area manager Daniel Prelevic said that the acquisition of Impulse Radar would be mutually beneficial. “ImpulseRadar complements Addtech’s existing operations within the Industrial Solutions business area, specifically the infrastructure segment,” he said. “We are delighted to conclude the signing and welcome them to the Addtech Group.” The management Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Stormwater Asset Upgrades at Jeep Road, Clunie Avenue and Kainui Catchments Stage 1 Issued by: Kapiti Coast District Council Closing Date: 19/05/2022 Location: New Zealand Description: Tenders are invited from interested suppliers, the contract covers the following work in Paraparaumu area of Kapiti District not limited to: Installation of new stormwater pipes using open excavation Read More

Earn CPD points at No-Dig Down Under 2022

All training courses have been licensed from the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), and adapted by the ASTT for Australian professionals. Sewer Laterals Good Practices This course offers a clear understanding of the problems and relevant issues unique to the private lateral portion of the collection system network, explains available options for inspection, Read More

Water infrastructure projects to expand industry

SA Water to monitor Blue Lake groundwater supply

Located in Mount Gambier, the Blue Lake is a volcanic crater made of porous limestone. It contains a considerable amount of groundwater – around 36 gigalitres – which seeps through the limestone from local aquifer systems. Amanda Lewry, the general manager of sustainable infrastructure at SA Water, said that the bores will help determine how Read More

UV curing of wastewater pipeline

IMPREG Australia’s leading supplier of CIPP liners

The company’s wastewater rehabilitation technologies are considered to be a gold standard solution for trenchless sewer pipe rehabilitation. The CIPP liners are distributed worldwide, and were introduced into the Australian market in 2021. Since then, IMPREG has continued to supply its state-of-the-art CIPP liners throughout Australasia. Even when faced with supply chain issues during the Read More

Rob Carr

Rob Carr names new AVN1800

On 19 April, 2022 was a landmark day for the project with the naming ceremony for the company’s new AVN1800 (now named BAKTON) held prior to the TBM’s maiden voyage. The naming ceremony was presented by Rob Carr WA General Manager Andrew Youngs and was attended by senior Water Corporation staff in Steve Ilic, Scott Shand Read More

North East Water makes breakthrough at Beechworth sewer project

A 1 km horizontal long-bore is being drilled from the company’s wastewater treatment plant in Woolshed to Beechworth under the Historic Park. Outlined in a recent video, North East Water shows when the drilling head broke ground at the other end. The next step is to enlarge the pilot bore before a 1km long pipe Read More

DrainTech Solutions

DrainTech Solutions innovative approach with latest high pressure cutting technology

Littered with hurdles and complexities, the job was to excavate various DN 225 to 600 pipes which had been flooded with grout with an MPa rating of 80.  Not new to these types of challenges, DrainTech Solutions set about analysing a sample of the grout back at their yard to determine the best approach and Read More


Live demos at 2022 No-Dig expo

With free access to the expo, attendees only need to register via the website to be in on the action. Head along to Insituform Pacific at booth 120 to see one of its robot prototypes live cutting a 150 mm pipe. The robot is only 1.4 m but has a 30 cm diameter. During the Read More

Carbon Calculator

Carbon Calculator key to reducing trenchless industry emissions

Not only is trenchless works typically more time efficient than open cut alternatives, meaning that machinery is operated for shorter periods, but traffic fuel consumption is lowered by trenchless methods. By avoiding traffic disruptions, trenchless projects prevent the delays and detours associated with conventional underground infrastructure projects. This lowers the amount of petrol consumed, and Read More

artificial intelligence

AI in the water sector: Safer, faster, better

Engineering graduates and other specialists are often employed to sit in front of video screens for weeks on end to watch footage from drone-mounted cameras being driven through pipes. The purpose? To assess where pipe maintenance needs to be carried out. But no engineer wants to spend their days in front of a screen watching Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Belaringar Creek Syphon Pipe Replacement Issued by: Public Works Advisory Closing Date: 19/05/2022 Location: New South Wales Description: The Albert Priest Channel which supplies raw water from Warren to Nyngan consists of a DN900 reinforced concrete (RC) pipeline across the Belaringar Creek. This existing pipeline (hereinafter called “syphon”) has deteriorated and needs replacement. The designed Read More

Wilmot Pipelining commits to customer service

With these large-scale projects, including the successful delivery of the largest UV cured-in-place (CIP) liners ever installed in Australia at the end of 2021, Wilmot has continued to focus on safety and customer service The management team at Wilmot strongly believes that customer service and safety comes hand-in-hand. Wilmot Human Resources (HR) Manager was recently Read More

Thinking outside the box

David Dodemaide is the general manager of Rangedale’s Rehabilitation and Renewals (RRR) division, which specialises in trenchless rehabilitation and renewals. This arm of Rangedale has been operational since February last year, but Dodemaide has a full history in rehabilitation, having worked for 25 years with experts in rehab KA-TE, Inliner, Interflow, Comdain and Insituform. Rangedale Read More

Providing cost-effective repair solutions

Aussie Trenchless’s SRP EXP Spiral Lining System is designed to rehabilitate pipes from DN150 to DN1200 using a selection of six different sized profiles. The SRP EXP sizes range from a profile type E7-050-5 for DN150 to DN250 pipes, E9-085-6 for DN300 to DN450 pipes, E14-085-6 for DN375 to DN600 pipes, E20-085-6 for DN600 to Read More