Addtech acquires ImpulseRadar

5ELEM, NordiTube expand globally

Leading Chinese manufacturer 5ELEM has become the main shareholder in NordiTube Technologies, strengthening a partnership whose presence will be felt globally in the trenchless industry. Cooperation between the two companies has been going strong ever since the signing of a master licence for the Chinese market in July 2020. Jan Luksch, Managing Director of NordiTube Read More

2022 No-Dig Down Under to feature three-stream conference program

No-Dig Down Under full steam ahead

Supported by the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technologies (ASTT), No-Dig Down Under 2023 is continuing its reputation as the essential industry event, but places are filling fast. With 55 per cent of the available exhibition space already booked, No-Dig Down Under 2023 (NDDU23) is looking to be better than ever. After the undeniable, sold-out success Read More

Construction to return

NEPTCO providing cutting edge utility construction products

NEPTCO, a Chase Corporation company acquired in 2012, has decades of experience supporting the construction and maintenance of underground utilities. The company is responsible for MULETAPE – a flat, woven, polyester tape – which is used for locating empty conduits and installing cables. In addition, NEPTCO is responsible for Trace-Safe, a high strength locate wire Read More

Leading relining product selected for important European pipeline rehabilitation

SAERTEX-LINER® H₂O, which has been successfully installed more than 100 times around the world, will be used to reline an important 2.4 km pipeline in Poland. With its strong global position in the trenchless industry, SAERTEX multiCom® has an extensive portfolio of GRP liners which includes the SAERTEX-LINER® H₂O; a certified and hygienic pressure-resistant fiberglass-reinforced Read More

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TBM Community Day on Victoria’s Big Build

On site at the new Arden Station and in partnership with Rail Projects Victoria, Metro Tunnel Project’s TBM community day allows for ticketed tour participants to have the opportunity to expand their tour experience with photo moments, educational material and plenty of activities for children. The new Arden Station will echo North Melbourne’s rich industrial Read More

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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

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


After the storm: what the floods have taught us

The feedback from water managers around recent flood events has been characterised by shock and awe. Furthermore, it has been about how can stormwater infrastructure ever cope with the levels of water that submerged parts of towns and cities such as Byron Bay and Lismore, Brisbane and Sydney experienced. Of course, there is no single Read More


kwik-ZIP reflects on 2022 No-Dig

Reflecting on the 2022 conference, kwik-ZIP expressed that it was fantastic to be able to see so many current customers and connect with new contacts within the industry, particularly after the difficulties faced by all over the past few years with the lack of face to face opportunities.  “Thanks to our loyal customers for taking Read More

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Government funding available for trenchless certificates

Running for 12-24 months, depending on experience, Certificate III Trenchless Technology is a unique apprenticeship, designed for individuals working within the civil construction industry, using forms of trenchless within their work environment. This course covers a range of industry-specific core units of competency designed to ensure trainees understand how to plan and undertake work requirements, Read More

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Trenchless in Valencia: More than 500m of SAERTEX-LINER H2O potable water UV liner installed

Running the project was Spanish company GRUPO CANALIS – Soluciones Tecnológicas who turned to SAERTEX multiCom GmbH and their advanced UV-CIPP technology to rehabilitate the ageing pipeline. The job spanned 500m of DN 600 cast iron pipe which supplied the Metropolitan region of Valencia with potable water. GRUPO CANALIS – Soluciones Tecnológicas was charged with Read More

NZ’s City Rail Link produces innovative 3D model

The use of the 3D model will enable the work being diligently executed by the CRL team to be seen with more ease. The model itself is a cross-section and shows a view of the station as if it were cut in half, looking outward toward Victoria from Mayoral Drive. It is hard to show Read More


Auckland’s biggest water project finishes construction

With the connection of Watercare’s Hūnua 4 pipe to the Khyber Pass reservoir marking the colossal pipeline’s completion, it will now undergo a series of tests before the final stage is put into service. Work on the 31 km watermain began in 2008 and has been carried out in 11 stages. As each stage has Read More

L&D Tunnelling mark another project as job well done

The project had involved a rather challenging bore, with Geotech used to show mudstone and siltstone. Moreover, as the works progressed under the railing on the roadside clays with high-level plastics were prominently present. Slow and steady won the race with this project, according to L&D Micro Tunnelling, and it was a great achievement for Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Period Supply Contract for Horizontal Directional Drilling Services Issued by: Clarence Valley Council Closing Date: 27 August 2021 Location: New South Wales Description: Council is seeking tenders from appropriately qualified and experienced tenderers to be placed on a panel of service providers for provision of horizontal directional drilling services. The panel will be for the Read More

Watercare Central Interceptor TBM

WATCH: Central Interceptor preps for TBM launch

The video shows the main launch shaft being constructed at the Māngere pump station where Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Hiwa-i-te-Rangi will begin its 14.7 km journey later this year.  The Central Interceptor will run underground from Western Springs, near the Auckland Zoo, to the Māngere Wastewater Treatment Plant.   The Watercare project is being delivered by the Ghella Abergeldie Joint Venture (GAJV) and will comprise nearly 20 Read More

McConnell Dowell speeds towards project completion in NZ

Microtunnel Boring Machine (MTBM) Hinehōaka completed the boring for the 1,120-m storage pipeline, which includes a marine outfall, late in 2020, with construction taking place in three separate tunnelling drives using pipe-jacking methods.   Two shafts were constructed in council parkland at the bottom of the cliff face to accommodate each tunnelling drive and a third shaft needed to be Read More

WATCH: TBM under Yarra River

The Metro Tunnel TBMs are tunnelling 120 m underneath the Yarra as part of their final stretch towards Town Hall Station at depths as low as 12 m beneath the riverbed.  The video details the extensive planning behind the operations to ensure there would be no disruptions caused above ground.  Project operators estimate it will take approximately two weeks to Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Parwan-Balliang Irrigation District Pipeline Issued by: Western Water Closing Date: 02 June 2021 Location: Victoria Description: Western Water is intending to release a RFT for construction of the Parwan-Balliang Irrigation District (PBID) pipeline. The work involves: Installation and commissioning of approximately 14 km of 600 mm and 675 mm diameter RRJ GRP pipe, 450 mm Read More

Interflow celebrates evolution of the Kubota

Interflow’s Sydney Workshop team was recently treated to a special moment, when three versions of the Kubota were all lined up together. This was an incredible opportunity for the team to reflect on the company’s vibrant history and thirst for innovation. Transforming the Kubota The Kubota is an integral piece of machinery that facilitates the Read More

Decoding pipe choices for microtunnelling

Contractors and asset managers alike should ask themselves the question – are they selecting or inheriting the right pipe?   CivilCode Managing Director John Bower can help with the answer.   Along with founding and managing the software development company CivilCode, Mr Bower is also a consulting engineer and the Principal of Independent Civil Solutions.   With extensive experience in Read More

SECA solution from start to end

Sewer Equipment Company (Aust), or SECA as more commonly known, is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of equipment for cleaning, testing, inspection and rehabilitation of sewers and drains.   In addition to offering efficient, quality distribution of sewer and plumbing equipment, SECA enhances its services by providing unmatched reporting capabilities to its CCTV customers via the industry leading WinCan Software.   Along Read More

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SA Water to replace Wasleys main

The installation of new pipe will take place on Wasleys Road and is part of SA Water’s four-year, $155 million water main management program.  SA Water’s General Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the works are a great example of the ongoing investment in safe, clean water.  “We are using PVC pipes for the majority of our water main replacement program, which Read More

TBM digs 12m below Yarra

TBM Millie is now 12 m below the bed of the river on its way to the new Town Hall Station, while TBM Alice is currently digging a parallel tunnel from the Anzac Station site. Project operators estimate it will take approximately two weeks to cross under the Yarra, after which both TBMs will travel Read More

YVW commits to recycled products

Among the products the utility is using across its operations is crushed glass made by reprocessing waste glass material that would otherwise be sent to landfill, to create a product that can replace sand used as backfill around new sewer pipes.   YVW said many of the other products approved for use are locally made by Repurpose It, Read More

Groundbreaking inspection system arrives in Australasia

In keeping with its policy of introducing state-of-the-art technologies to Australia and New Zealand, Austeck, one of Australasia’s leading pipeline inspection and rehabilitation experts, is now supplying Rausch’s OMICRON Full HD system, the world’s first portable Full HD pipeline inspection solution. Compact and Portable The lightweight, battery powered system has all the benefits of its Read More