Yarra Valley Water opens tender for HDD advisory

Yarra Valley Water is searching for an expert in trenchless construction to consult on the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) activities included in its Community Sewerage Program. A rare opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to deliver trenchless construction advice through field-based assessment of horizontal directional drilling works being undertaken to deliver Yarra Read More

Investing in learning opportunities to give customers tools to nurture skills: Michels

When horizontal directional drilling (HDD) emerged in the mid-1960s as a new way to install utility lines under immovable or unavoidable obstacles without significant surface disruptions, crossings spanned up to a few hundred feet guided by frequent potholing. That changed in 1971 when a 4-inch gas line was placed under a river in Watsonville, CA, Read More

McRoberts restores PST channels at Woodman Point

The Woodman Point Waste Water Treatment Plant in Munster, Perth, has experienced deterioration of the concrete structure around its channels due to gas attack. Fixing the damage was broken into two stages. McRoberts Contracting Services (MCS) were brought in on the first stage of the project, which required the lining of a channel totalling 12 Read More

Hard-work and loyalty comes first at Ditch Witch CEA and Walker and Gray Earthworks

Dedicated to delivering expert advice to its customers, Ditch Witch CEA has helped businesses like Walker and Gray Earthworks establish themselves as reputable contractors throughout the trenchless industry. Walker and Gray Earthworks has come to be recognised as one of the leading and most well-respected directional drilling companies in the whole of South Australia and Read More

Underpinning Australia’s transition to a renewable energy future, Snowy 2.0 is on its way

What is the Snowy 2.0? The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme is a hydroelectricity and irrigation complex in south-west Australia which began construction in 1949. The scheme consists of 16 major dams, nine power stations, two pumping stations and approximately 225 km of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts which have since generated energy  The Snowy 2.0 project Read More

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


City Rail Link’s TBM is full steam ahead under Auckland

The TBM has been powering away beneath NZ’s surface, excavating the second 3.45 km underground rail tunnel and removing dirt and rocks to the surface. However, the TBM is doing more than excavation. The machine has also been busy installing precast concrete panels to line the tunnel walls. Once it reaches its destination, which is Read More

Iplex Australia secures $51 million Townsville Haughton Pipeline contract

The announcement is the second major contract to be awarded to the leading Australian water industry supplier, Iplex Australia, as part of the project, which will provide water security to the growing city of Townsville. Since the project began in 2018, Iplex, a subsidiary of Fletcher Building, has secured over $100 million in contracts as Read More

Wilmot Pipelining

Wilmot Pipelining sees success in projects across NSW

The Hunter Water Sewer Relining project located in Newcastle, NSW, has made promising headway as of mid-May 2022. Wilmot Pipelining has completed several sewer relining projects for the water industry company.  Its lining team utilised the Brandenburger BBS.8 Liner to install new UV maintenance hole liners on several sites. The Brandenburger BBS.8 was the first 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

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

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

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

Adept works through high-risk, challenging projects

The company was selected for the project due to its commitment to collaborate with all stakeholders and experience with carrying out projects which require a high level of commitment to safety. “This project is 10mts in depth and in extremely challenging ground conditions, along with a very restricted working footprint,” Adept Civil outlined in a Read More

West Gate Tunnel TBM launches

The project is being delivered in a partnership between the Victorian Government and Transurban, and will be built by construction contractors CPB Contractors and John Holland.  Contractor John Holland said TBM ‘Bella’ has begun its 18 month journey to carve out one of the twin tunnels that will create a vital alternative to the West Read More


McRobert completes access chamber refurbishments in the Northern Territory

MCS has developed a patented method for structurally relining access chambers that have suffered from sulphide corrosion, more commonly known as gas attack or concrete cancer. Using 10 mm rigid PVC sheeting, the chamber walls are prefabricated into sleeves, which can then be lowered directly into the asset. After installation, the preformed sleeves are secured Read More

Future-proofing CIPP liners and pipe rehabilitation solutions

Country Manager Kevin Woolf tells Trenchless Australasia that IMPREG recognised early on that trenchless pipe rehabilitation using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners is the technology of the future.  Further developing this avenue, the company’s CIPP liner systems are developed using innovative high-tech processes, and set new standards. “Our success proves us right. IMPREG CIPP liner systems Read More

metro tunnel

Tracks laid for Metro Tunnel

Metro Tunnel crews are preparing to lay track through the completed tunnels, moving the project one step closer to enabling more than half a million extra passengers every week on the rail network.  The first of almost 40km of rail has been delivered on freight trains to the Metro Tunnel’s western entrance in the past Read More


Continuing the legacy

Pezzimenti Trenchless, now a third-generation family business, was incorporated in 2011 by Joe, Anthony and Stephen Pezzimenti as part of a family succession plan. Managing director Joe Pezzimenti says he joined the family-run Pezzimenti Laserbore in 1989, followed by Anthony in 1995 and Stephen in 1997. “My cousin and uncle run the Sydney business, while we Read More


Rangedale Drainage & Industrial Services offers quality drain maintenance for any industry

In 2019, Rangedale Group launched Rangedale Drainage and Industrial Services (RDI) – a locally owned arm of the business focusing on servicing regional Victorian and New South Wales markets. This division of the group has extensive experience in heavy industrial cleaning, high pressure water jetting applications, pipeline CCTV, jet cleaning, relining, Smart Lock installation and Read More


More than just a supplier

Established in 1967, SECA is a top distributor throughout the Australasian region of international CCTV brand iPEK and promises to deliver a solution that gets workers back on the job as soon as possible. National technical services manager Colin Handley says the company has continued to expand its product range from many leading overseas suppliers and Read More


Forecasting demand through a global pandemic

Queensland Drilling Sales & Supplies is a directional drilling equipment specialist and trusted provider of versatile solutions for jobs all around Australia. Established in 1999, QDS has cemented its name as a dependable service provider with the right tools and expertise for the job. Founded by experienced driller Grant Spaninks, this family-owned company now has Read More

YVW completes Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project

YVW completes Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project

YVW  has successfully delivered the Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project after two years of construction.  The project involved the creation of a new 10 km section pipe and 17 new sewer maintenance holes under parkland and road reserves in the Doreen, Yarrambat and Diamond Creek areas. The new sewerage infrastructure will service properties in Read More

Woodside, SA

SA Water installs PVC mains for Woodside

The new pipe being laid beneath Tolmer Road is among 47,000 m of water mains being installed for SA Water customers across regional SouthAustralia over the next year.  The new pipes are made from PVC, which is chemically inert, corrosion resistant and more resistant to soil movement compared to fibre cement.  SA Water’s general manager Read More


Success delivered with compact battery-operated milling robot

Deployed to the job in Docklands Melbourne, Reed Plumbing and Drainage Solutions were faced with the challenge of locating and removing a star picket from a hard-to-reach sewer line before commencing a reline. The success of the job hinged on selecting the right milling unit for the job as the only power source was from Read More