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

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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

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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

Vermeer HDD is a fab addition to Irrifab

Thompson’s Irrifab (TI) was started in 1985 by Ray and Greg Thompson, based out of Cowra, in the Central West of New South Wales. The business started out as a farm irrigation service, providing local farms with support on pivot irrigation, stock water systems and turf watering. Then about 10 years ago, they decided to Read More

50 m long mural dazzles Mannum to Adelaide pipeline

In collaboration with the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong Tourism Alliance, the Mid-Murray Council and Palmer’s Collier Park Community Association, South Australian artist Jack Fran has painted a mural on a 50 m section of the Mannum to Adelaide pipeline. The 87 km long pipeline delivers raw River Murray water to SA Water’s drinking water Read More

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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

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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

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Congratulations to the 2022 ASTT award winners

The gala dinner and awards ceremony was proudly sponsored by Bothar Boring and Tunnelling, occurring on the penultimate day of the No-Dig Down Under exhibition.  ASTT President, Ben Crosby, welcomed guests to the evening and thanked the 400-strong crowd for their contribution to the trenchless industry. “Thank you – for your hard work and dedication Read More

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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