NSW conference to dissect future projects

The 11th Annual NSW Major Project Conference, taking placein Sydney, Australia on 17–18 September 2019, will highlight the region’s largest infrastructure projects and upgrades and will involve more than 25 speakers and policy makers from government and the private sectors discussing the industry.

The conference comes at a pivotal time for the state, with a record of investment of AU$89.7 billion leaving NSW expecting to have more major infrastructure projects on the cards than any other state in Australia.

There will be a range of quality presentations, including a update on the WestConnex project and an in-depth review of the Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel – or SMART – system, presenting and innovative solution to flooding and traffic congestion.

There will also be a panel discussion on the Urban Congestion Fund, which seeks to reduce congestion in urban locations and has been allocated an investment of AU$4 billion over the next decade.

The panel will include TTM Consulting Director Mel Fyfe, Urbis Transport Advisory Associate Director Neill Miller, Transport for NSW Manager Walking and Cycling Strategy Sara Stace.

For more information visit the NSW Major Projects Conference website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Stormwater renewals – Devon Street West; Maranui and List streets
Issued by: 
New Plymouth District Council
Closing date: 25 July 2019
Location: New Zealand
Description: The council has identified two sections of the stormwater drainage system that requires upgrading. The two sections are Section 1: Devon Street West, New Plymouth, and Section 2: Maranui/List Street, Welbourn.The scope includes the construction of new stormwater infrastructure by both open trenching and directional drilling, including connecting to existing stormwater assets, backfill, reinstatement and all testing.

Warragul Tyssen Street Treated Water Pump Station (TWPS) Upgrade
Issued by: Gippsland Water
Closing Date: 1 August 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: Construct tenders are invited for the Warragul Tyssen Street TWPS upgrade of DN 750 pipe works. This is a lump sum contract for the provision of all labour, material and site preparation works necessary for the construction of the pipe works for the TWPS at the Warragul Water Treatment Plant, including the supply and installation of mild steel cement lined pipework, valves and fittings.

Water mains construction – Merrigang Street, Bowral
Issued by:
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Closing date: 6 August 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: The council is seeking contractors to supply, deliver and construct a 150 mm inside diameter (ID) PN16 DN 180 PE water main by means of trenchless technology and renewal of a 300 mm ID ductile iron trunk main by means of open trench technology with all necessary fittings and fixtures at Merrigang Street, Bowral NSW.

Pit and pipe cleaning services
Issued by:
Bankstown Council
Closing date:
6 August 2019
Location:
New South Wales
Description:
Thecouncil is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced companies to provide pit cleaning services, perform non-destructive digging and electronic locating and perform CCTV pipe inspections within the Canterbury–Bankstown local government area.

EOI – Lake Moondarra stage 4 pipeline installation
Issued by:
Mount Isa Water Board
Closing date:
8 August 2019
Location:
Queensland
Description:
The Mount Isa Water Board requires suitably qualified contractors to construct approximately 1.3 km of DN 800 mild steel cement-mortar lined pipe in the 2019–20 financial year as part of Stage 4 of the Lake Moondarra Pipeline Replacement project.

Sewer rising main replacement – SRM3005
Issued by:
Tweed Shire Council
Closing Date:
21August 2019
Location:
New South Wales
Description:
Thecouncil is seeking to engage a civil contractor to supply and install approximately 400 m of 150 mm diameter sewer rising main and associated structures at Bimbadeen Avenue and Summit Drive in Banora Point. A non-mandatory site inspection/meeting will be held on site 10am Wednesday 7 August 2019.

GWTP to South Gladstone reservoir pipeline stage 3
Issued by:
Gladstone Area Water Board
Closing date:
23 August 2019
Location:
Queensland
Description:
This project covers the replacement of two sections of the existing water main, namely:

  • Northern Section – Tigalee Creek towards Moura rail crossing; this portion of work consists of installation and connection of approximately 393 m of DN 600, mild steel cement lined (MSCL) pipework
  • Southern Section: Moura rail crossing towards the Dalrymple roundabout; this portion of work consists of the installation and connection of approximately 440 m of DN 600 MSCL pipework; at the southern end of this section, the tie in connection is into an existing DN 600 asbestos cement pipe.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

Last chance to apply for No-Dig Down Under scholarships

The scholarships, introduced by ASTT, will allow 10 representatives 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.

Taking place in Melbourne from 10 to 13 September, No-Dig Down Under is one of the largest events in the world dedicated to trenchless technology and includes a program of technical paper presentations, trenchless training courses, social functions and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history.

The event is supported by ASTT, a non-profit organisation, representing organisations and individuals involved in Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless technology industry.

Scholarship types

Five scholarships are available for Victorian-based utility or council representatives, which include a complimentary full conference registration.

Five scholarships are available for interstate-based utility or council representatives, which include a complimentary full conference registration, as well as accommodation during the event.

The registrations include access to No-Dig Down Under’s conference and exhibition, as well as attendance at the event’s social functions, including the prestigious Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, which features the presentation of the ASTT Awards.

Recipients will also be offered the opportunity to be interviewed for Trenchless Australasia, in addition to being profiled in the September issue of the magazine, which is the official conference edition.

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on the following:

  • employment position and job title
  • membership record with ASTT
  • participation in previous No-Dig Down Unders and other ASTT events
  • knowledge of trenchless technology industry
  • career goals and level of interest in trenchless technology
  • professional reference/testimonial from a colleague or industry contact of the applicant.

Information in any given application must be fact checkable, including references.

Applications

Eligible representatives can submit an application via an online form, which requires contact information and a series of general questions to be answered.

Click here to apply for the scholarships.

The successful applicants will be selected by ASTT and notified via email.

Applications close on Friday 26 July 2019.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a full-time employee of an Australian or New Zealand utility or council.

If a recipient’s employment ends or is terminated before the start of No-Dig Down Under, the scholarship will be rescinded by ASTT and transferred to another eligible representative within the organisation or other applicant, time permitting.

Authors of papers accepted into No-Dig Down Under’s conference program are not eligible for the scholarships.

Full terms and conditions are listed within the application form.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Interflow using innovation to deliver Gladstone rehabilitation

To complete the project, pipeline renewal specialist Interflow is using a new liner, which is one of the company’s most robust and adaptable solutions to-date.

The liner has been specifically designed for installation through dips and bends in an underground asset.

According to the company, the liner is a simple method for restoring a pipeline’s structural integrity and hydraulic capacity, as well as preventing unwanted infiltration and exfiltration.

Interflow Project Manager Shaun Corrie said the new technology is already reaping benefits for the project and the client.

“Given most of the lines are consecutive, we can actually wind through manholes and cut out the liner,” he said.

“This has resulted in much faster productivity in terms of installation, without compromising the overall quality.

“As a consequence, the project will be delivered approximately three weeks earlier than programmed.”

There are two types of liners used for this project: both are installed by a mechanical process and do not require any curing, meaning the physical characteristics are unaltered during installation.

Unlike soft liners that require curing, there is no risk of any chemical leaks, which are harmful to the environment.

Not only does this reduce the product’s carbon footprint and minimise community disruption, it also creates a safer working space for operators.

Interflow Head Foreman Justin Norton these benefits contribute to a safer working conditions for his crew.

“I take safety with utmost respect, so it becomes foremost and number one,” he said.

“You need to start right from the bottom, all the way through to having safety control measures in place that protect crews and public.”

The project reflects Interflow’s vision of constantly pushing the status quo to meet and exceed expectations for key stakeholders.

Interflow Business Development Manager John Phillips said, “We are proud to be doing this work for this very important client and we’re able to mobilise our crew promptly to meet their expectations.

“The council has wisely chosen to combine the sewer and stormwater rehabilitation projects, which will ultimately lead to cost savings to the community.”

The works, which will extend the life of the council’s infrastructure by 100 years, commenced in April and are expected to be completed by August 2019.

For more information visit the Interflow website.

If you have company news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

DM Civil completes upgrades in Perth

The company was contracted to provide construction services to relocate existing water systems with new placement waters mains, as well as remove or grout fill abandoned water pipes under Armadale Road, near the intersection with Nicholson Road.

To complete the pipeline works, which incorporated some of the city’s vital water supplies, DM Civil collaborated with key stakeholders to minimise disruptions to residents and businesses, as well as on project specifics like pipeline design, replacement and construction logistics.

The company replaced 90 m of the Serpentine trunk mains under Armadale Road, which involved the removal of each main and installation of new pipeline.

Additionally, DM Civil installed butterfly valves on the existing mains, replaced existing cast iron water reticulation mains and laid 1,050 m of DN 800 mild steel cement lined pipe, which included several auger boring excavations, including one under a high pressure gas main.

All works were completed without incident and were concluded with the demolition, removal and disposal of existing redundant steel reinforced concrete valve pits, valves and interconnected pipework.

For more information visit the DM Civil website.

If you have company news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

RFT for Lockerbie Main Sewer
Issued by:
 Yarra Valley Water
Closing date: 10 July 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: Design and construct project for Lockerbie main sewer works; 9 km long, 750 mm to 1,250 mm diameter.

Water main replacements: Torquay Road and Charles Street
Issued by:
 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Closing date: 11 July 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: Tenders are invited for the replacement of three existing water mains and one new water main in Hervey Bay. DN 200 asbestos cement water mains: SP1 – Torquay Road (Main Street to Hunter Street North and South side); and SP2 – Torquay Road (Queens Road to Denmans Camp Road). DN 200 cast iron and DN 100 asbestos cement water main: SP3 – Charles Street (Old Maryborough Road to Watson Street).

Water and sewer general works construction panel
Issued by:
 Central Coast Council NSW
Closing date: 16 July 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: The council intends to establish a panel of contractors to undertake and deliver general construction works in relation to water and sewer assets under a standing offer arrangement based on AS2124 (Construction) conditions of contract for a four-year period.

Stormwater renewals – Devon Street West; Maranui and List streets
Issued by:
New Plymouth District Council
Closing date: 25 July 2019
Location: New Zealand
Description: The council has identified two sections of the stormwater drainage system that requires upgrading. The two sections are Section 1: Devon Street West, New Plymouth, and Section 2: Maranui/List Street, Welbourn.The scope includes the construction of new stormwater infrastructure by both open trenching and directional drilling, including connecting to existing stormwater assets, backfill, reinstatement and all testing.

Warragul Tyssen Street Treated Water Pump Station (TWPS) Upgrade
Issued by: Gippsland WaterClosing Date: 1 August 2019Location: Victoria Description: Construct tenders are invited for the Warragul Tyssen Street TWPS upgrade of DN 750 pipe works. This is a lump sum contract for the provision of all labour, material and site preparation works necessary for the construction of the pipe works for the TWPS at the Warragul Water Treatment Plant, including the supply and installation of mild steel cement lined pipework, valves and fittings.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

ASTT Technical Forums returning to NZ

Presentations will focus on trenchless case studies, with attendees including clients, contractors and consultants from across the sectors.

The forum will commence with a welcome address by ASTT NZ Councillor Blair Telfer, followed by  a case study presentation from PipeWorks NZ’s Simon Ganley.

The forum will feature up to three or four educational presentations followed by canapés and drinks, offering attendees an opportunity to share knowledge and network with colleagues.

Click here to register.

Registration is NZ$75 for ASTT members and NZ$95 for non-members, inclusive of GST with registration processed in AUD.

If you’re interested in sponsorship and speaking opportunities contact conferences@gs-press.com.au

For more information visit the Trenchless Australasia website.

Early bird discount for No-Dig Down Under closing soon

Taking place in Melbourne on 10–13 September, No-Dig Down Under will feature training courses presented by international experts, a world-class conference program and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s almost 20-year history.

Delegates that register before 12 July 2019 will take advantage of a discount of more than 15 per cent on the price of full conference registrations, which includes access the conference, exhibition, as well as No-Dig Down Under’s social functions, such as the prestigious ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, sponsored by National Environmental Equipment (NATEE).

In addition, registrants can also purchase access to the ASTT Training Courses, which will take place before the start of the event.

No-Dig Down Under is made possible by the generous support of Platinum Sponsor NATEE; Gold Sponsor Vermeer; Silver Sponsors KRE EngineeringPezzimenti Trenchless and Vivax Metrotech; and Bronze Sponsors Interflow, Smart Lock and Ashapura.  

The event is also proud to be raising funds and awareness for Charity Partner WaterAid.

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Is your company attending No-Dig Down Under 2019?

The September edition of Trenchless Australasia will be the official conference edition of No-Dig Down Under 2019, featuring special coverage, including detailed overviews of the event, previews and insights on exhibitors, as well as maps, the full conference program and other important information.

If your company is attending the event and would like to increase its exposure, contact Trenchless Australasia Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

McRobert inspects and relines deteriorated pump station

McRobert Contracting Services initially conducted a level two 3D laser scan of a sewer pump station in Mandurah, in the Peel Region of Western Australia in 2016.

The inspection revealed all internal concrete surfaces had been severely affected by biogenic sulphide corrosion. Significantly, it showed over 100 per cent of the concrete cover had deteriorated from the lower sections of the wet well walls.

In 2017, McRobert was subsequently contracted to complete the structural relining of the pump station inlet chamber and wet wells, using it’s patented relining methodologies.

The wet well walls ready for pH tests and reinforcement repairs.

Due to the extent of the deterioration, the contractor performed concrete and reinforcement repairs to the walls of the pump station, prior to installing rigid PVC as per the company’s patented whaler system. Initially, the walls were cleaned and loose corroded material from the walls was removed until only sound concrete remained.

pH testing was completed to ensure this was achieved. At this stage, McRobert completed a secondary laser scan to determine the true extent of the deterioration, which was illustrated to be significantly more than expected.

From the results of the laser scan, the company was able to accurately fabricate all required components for the structural relining.

Pump station prior to McRobert completing structural relining.

Reinforcements

Steel reinforcement repairs were completed on the walls where reinforcement bars were exposed and corroded. McRobert’s lining system was then employed to cover the existing walls, essentially rebuilding the initial structure with a new 12 mm thick PVC lining and minimum 40 mm of grout between the existing concrete and new PVC wall.

A 3D point cloud illustration outlining data collected during the initial inspection of pump station.

The contractor then removed the original benching from the inlet chamber and wet wells, before fabricating and installing new benches made from a combination of both rigid and flexible PVC. All internal surfaces were now fully plastic lined and welded. Two penstocks were installed to the inlet chamber and all new gatic lids were retrofitted to the existing plastic-lined top slab.

Final touches

Finally, all internal plastic lined surfaces were spark tested, to ensure a 100 per cent complete gas tight seal within the pump station, ensuring complete protection from any further corrosion. McRobert provides a 50-year guarantee on all materials and workmanship completed as part of the company’s patented lining methodologies.

The inlet chamber with penstocks post-rehabilitation.

This article was featured in the March edition of Trenchless Australasia. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile device, click here.

For more information visit the McRobert website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

No-Dig Down Under releases conference program

In addition to a packed exhibition hall and the ASTT Technical Training Courses, No-Dig Down Under’s world class conference program will feature three dedicated conference streams: installation, rehabilitation and utility location.

Tuesday

On 10 September, three ASTT Technical Training Courses will take place ahead of the conference: the Cured-in-place Pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Course, the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Good Practices Couse and the New Installation Methods Good Practices Course.

Following the courses, the Official Exhibition Opening, sponsored by Vermeer, will take place at 5–7pm at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Wednesday

On 11 September, ASTT President Chris Frangos and Great Southern Press General Manager Annie Ferguson will present the opening address, marking the launch of the event.

Four presentations and a panel session on the impact of urban development on underground infrastructure, before lunch – sponsored by Interflow – is served in the exhibition hall; following lunch, the program will split into three streams.

Installation stream

This stream will feature presentations covering microtunnelling planning and design, as well as microtunnelling and pipe jacking projects.

Rehabilitation stream

This stream will feature presentations addressing sliplining for pipelines, as well as rehabilitation guidelines, specifications and project planning.

Utility location stream

This dedicated utility location stream will include presentations on a pipeline damaged by horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and insights into the future of information sharing between excavator and asset owner.

The conference sessions will close at 5:30pm, with the Networking Reception – sponsored by Vermeer – taking place from 6:30–11pm at Common Man in South Wharf.

Thursday

On 12 September, delegates will start their day with fresh coffee in the conference area before the presentations begin at 9am.

Installation stream

This stream will feature presentations on HDD project planning and design (sponsored by DCI), HDD projects, challenging installation projects (sponsored by Pezzimenti Trenchless), and new installation planning and geotechnical engineering.

Rehabilitation

Presentations in this stream will focus on asset management and condition assessment, rehabilitation projects, relining projects (sponsored by Smart Lock) and liner performance.

Utility location

This dedicated utility location stream will include presentations on locating technologies, data, drone use, skill development and more.

Delegates will have ample opportunity to explore the exhibition hall during morning tea – sponsored by Vivax Metrotech – as well as a longer opportunity to network in exhibition during lunch, sponsored by KRE.

After the conclusion of the final conference sessions, the much anticipated ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening – sponsored by National Environmental Equipment (NATEE) – will take place in the Sovereign Room at MCEC from 7–11pm.

Exhibition closing – Friday

On 13 September, the exhibition hall will open at 9am for the final day of the event.

In 2019, the Exhibitor Customer Lunch – sponsored by Trenchless Australasia – will take place in the exhibition hall from 12pm to 2pm; the lunch will be open to all event attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to invite clients and customers.

To secure one of the last sponsorships or exhibition spaces, contact Great Southern Press Sales Manager David Marsh on +61 3 9248 5122 or at dmarsh@gs-press.com.au

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Is your company attending No-Dig Down Under 2019?

The June and September editions of Trenchless Australasia will be the official conference editions of No-Dig Down Under 2019, featuring special coverage including: detailed overviews of the event, previews and insights on the exhibitors, as well as maps, the full conference program and other important information.

If your company is attending the event and would like to increase its exposure, contact Trenchless Australasia Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

ASTT Training Courses increasing trenchless knowledge

Originally developing by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), the ASTT has licensed the training courses and adapted the material for Australasian audiences.

CIPP Good Practices Course

Instructor: Chris Macey, AECOM North America

Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is one of the most widely used and accepted pipeline rehabilitation methods. It is cost-effective, increases flow capacity and significantly reduces infiltration and exfiltration. This course provides an in-depth overview of wastewater mainline and lateral pipe rehabilitation using CIPP, and covers everything from planning and design, through to job completion.

The course is best suited to council, utility and government employees, asset managers seeking new knowledge of rehabilitation techniques, and young professionals working in the trenchless rehabilitation subsector.

The training will be presented by CIPP expert Chris Macey, who was recently inducted into NASTT’s Hall of Fame. Mr Macey is internationally recognised as an expert on the field of trenchless relining and has been involved with the method since it was first introduced in the 1970s.

HDD Good Practices Guidelines Course

Instructor: Ben Crosby, Bamser and ASTT Queensland Councillor

The Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Good Practices Guidelines course provides an in-depth overview of HDD. It covers six topics: (1) operation and application; (2) equipment and materials; (3) planning, including surface and geological investigations, utility surveys, bore planning, and regulations and permitting; (4) jobsite safety; (5) risk reduction, troubleshooting and mitigation; and (6) design.

The course is best suited to council, utility and government employees, civil and geotechnical engineers, beginner drillers and young professionals working the trenchless installation subsector.

New Installations Methods Good Practices Course

Instructor: Blair Telfer, Interflow New Zealand and ASTT New Zealand Councillor

This course addresses numerous commonly used trenchless techniques to install new pipe and conduit, including auger boring, pipe ramming, microtunnelling, pipe jacking and pilot tube methods.

The target audience is contractors, municipal and utility employees, consulting engineers, inspectors and industry practitioners.

The course will identify the trenchless methods used for grade and alignment control and guidance, and the limitations and advantages of each method. The history, sizes, equipment options and process of excavating through different ground types, pipe materials and ways to track where the pipe is located underground.

Registration for these one-day training courses is available from AU$490 for ASTT Members and AU$590 for non-members.

If you are interested in registering for the training courses, contact conferences@gs-press.com.au or visit www.nodigdownunder.com.au

This article was featured in the June edition of Trenchless Australasia. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile device, click here.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Trenchless Australasia opens EOFY subscription sale!

Take advantage of this limited time offer to get a 20 per cent discount on all subscriptions purchased by Friday 28 June.

Subscribing to Trenchless Australasia means you will stay up to date with the latest Australasian trenchless industry news, project reviews, company and regulatory news, interviews, special features and industry events.

The latest edition includes a region review of the New Zealand trenchless industry, a project article on HDI Lucas’ involvement in expansion of an LNG facility in Southeast Asia and a preview of the upcoming edition of No-Dig Down Under 2019.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer, then follow these steps:

  • Visit the Great Southern Press shop
  • Click the ‘Subscribe’ button under Trenchless Australasia
  • Select your location and quantity, then click ‘Subscribe’ to add the product to your cart
  • Click ‘View cart’ to view your order, enter coupon code ‘OzEOFY19’ and click ‘Apply coupon’
  • Proceed to checkout and complete your purchase.

For more information visit the Trenchless Australasia website.

To discuss this offer in more detail contact Trenchless Australasia Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

ASTT introduces No-Dig Down Under utility and council scholarships

Taking place in Melbourne from 10 to 13 of September, No-Dig Down Under is one of the largest events in the world dedicated to trenchless technology and includes a program of technical paper presentations, training courses on trenchless topics, social functions and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history.

The event is supported by ASTT, a non-profit organisation, representing organisations and individuals involved in Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless technology industry.

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.

Scholarship types

Five scholarships are available for Victorian-based utility or council representatives, which include a complimentary full conference registration.

Five scholarships are available for interstate-based utility or council representatives, which include a complimentary full conference registration, as well as accommodation during the event.

The registrations include access to No-Dig Down Under’s conference and exhibition, as well as attendance at the event’s social functions, including the prestigious Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, which features the presentation of the ASTT Awards.

Recipients will also be offered the opportunity to be interviewed for Trenchless Australasia, in addition to being profiled in the September issue of the magazine, the official conference edition.

Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on the following:

  • Employment position and job title;
  • Membership record with ASTT;
  • Participation in previous No-Dig Down Unders and other ASTT events;
  • Knowledge of trenchless technology industry;
  • Career goals and level of interest in trenchless technology;
  • Professional reference/testimonial from a colleague or industry contact of the applicant.

Information in any given application must be fact checkable, including references.

Applications

Eligible representatives can submit their application via an online form, which requires contact information and a series of general questions to be answered.

Click here to apply for ASTT’s No-Dig Down Under Scholarships.

The successful applicants will be selected by ASTT and notified via email.

Applications close Friday 12 July 2019.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a full-time employee of an Australian or New Zealand utility or council.

If a recipient’s employment ends or is terminated before the start of No-Dig Down Under, the scholarship will be rescinded by ASTT and transferred to another eligible representative within the organisation or other applicant, time permitting.

Authors of papers accepted into No-Dig Down Under’s conference program are not eligible for the scholarships.

Full terms and conditions are listed within the application form.

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like feature in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Pluto LNG Train 2 – temporary telecoms
Issued by: 
Woodside Energy 
Closing date: 13 June 2019
Location: Western Australia
Description: The design, supply, installation and testing for a horizontal structured cabling system in each temporary building where telecommunications work area outlets are required. Testing of fibreoptic and copper cabling and start-up of telecommunications distribution infrastructure to support the voice, data, video and security communications.

Hunter Valley flood mitigation scheme floodgate pipe maintenance
Issued by: 
Department of Industry
Closing date:
 14 June 2019
Location: 
New South wales
Description:
 The floodgate pipe maintenance activities identified include desilting and the removal of debris but also repairs of the pipe material including patching of cracks and joint displacements and, in some cases, relining of the floodgate pipes.

Stormwater CCTV condition assessment
Issued by: 
Mildura Rural City Council
Closing date:
 20 June 2019
Location: 
Victoria 
Description:
 Mildura Rural City Council is seeking tenders for stormwater drainage assets cleaning, obtaining of accurate records of the underground stormwater assets utilising CCTV inspection and providing structural and serviceability condition assessments to guide renewal and replacement works.

Kalimna Street drainage improvement works – stage 1
Issued by:
Glen Eira City Council
Closing date: 21 June 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: The works include 655 m saw cutting road pavement various; 140 m road pavement planning; 25 new drainage pits; 14 modified pits; supply and lay 130 t of asphalt; supply and lay 3 m of 225 mm, 8 m of 300 mm, 107 m of 375 mm, 16 m of 450 mm, 21 m of 525 mm, 60 m of 600 mm, 1,133 m of 1,800 mm diameter reinforced concrete pipes, inclusive of drainage excavation; and 97 m of 500 mm diameter bored jacking pipe.

Preferred supplier arrangement for drainage planning services
Issued by:
Toowoomba Regional Council
Closing date: 25 June 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: This contract is for the council to establish a preferred supplier arrangement for drainage planning services for a variety of projects and engagements. The council invites offers from suitably qualified engineering professionals who wish to be included on its Preferred Supplier Arrangement – Drainage Services.

Mirboo North rising main replacement
Issued by: 
Gippsland Water
Closing date:
 27 June 2019
Location: 
Victoria
Description:
 Construction of approximately 5 km of new potable water rising main in Mirboo North. The works include supply and installation of all pipework, valves and fittings via bored and open trench methods, connections to existing assets including direct property connections, testing, commissioning of the potable water rising main and decommissioning of the existing potable water rising main.

Sewer pipework relining in Mid Coast council area
Issued by:
MidCoast Water
Closing date:
28 June 2019
Location:
New South Wales
Description:
The intent of this contract is to rehabilitate selected sewer mains to restore both hydraulic capacity and structural integrity of pipelines as applicable. All rehabilitation work is to be carried out by trenchless methods.

Rehabilitation of sewer mains by in situ lining
Issued by: 
Tamworth Regional Council
Closing date: 2 July 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: These works will involve the cleaning, CCTV condition assessment, lining and patch repair of the following gravity sewer mains within Tamworth Regional Council area of operations.

Stormwater rehabilitation – Rainbow Beach and Gympie
Issued by:
Gympie Regional Council
Closing date: 4 July 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: Tenders are invited from suitably qualified and experienced pipe rehabilitation contractors for the relining of existing stormwater pipes at Rainbow Beach and Gympie (Southside), Queensland.

Rehabilitation of sewer mains by in situ lining
Issued by:
Tamworth Regional Council
Closing date: 7 July 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: These works will involve the cleaning, CCTV condition assessment, lining and patch repair of the gravity sewer mains within Tamworth Regional Council’s area of operations. This includes sewer mains lining, junction sealing and patch repair DN 150 to DN 625 for 12,500 m of asset.

Provision of drainage maintenance services
Issued by:
Moonee Valley City Council
Closing date: 7 July 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: This tender is for the council to appoint a suitable contractor for Council Drainage Maintenance Services under contract from 2019 to 2022. The service objectives include providing maintenance services for the preventative/reactive cleaning of council’s drainage network.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

Water utility awards contracts worth AU$400m

Queensland Urban Utilities awarded the major contracts to John Holland and Fulton Hogan, respectively, to renew and upgrade metropolitan and regional sewage facilities in southeast Queensland.

John Holland’s contract is for the Regional Treatment Plants Program, while Fulton Hogan’s contract is for the Metro Treatment Plants program.

The contracts are part of the utility’s implementation of the project management approach (PMA), an operating model built on providing new capabilities, enhancing core business operations and building capabilities to assist personnel to perform their roles effectively.

“Ultimately, we see the PMA operating model as providing a new generation of industry leading performance in the water industry in Australia,” said Queensland Urban Utilities General Manager of Infrastructure Delivery Michael Kahler.

“Since 2017, we have successfully changed from a responsive only project management model, to one which creates shared value for us, our customers and our stakeholders.

“We’re currently delivering around AU$168 million of capital projects under the PMA approach, and we have already achieved efficiencies in certain areas of up to 15 per cent.

“We’re very excited that John Holland and Fulton Hogan are joining us as we continue the roll out of sewage facility renewals over the next five years and we look forward to working with the industry to future-proof the sewerage network for the benefit of our customers and communities.”

For more information visit the Queensland Urban Utilities website.

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Victorian utility welcomes new contractors

The utility awarded Comdain Infrastructure and Interflow contracts for the program, which involves replacing and rehabilitating sections of South East Water’s 25,700 km network of pipelines.

Interflow will undertake a challenging renewal on the busy Main Street in Mornington.

Comdain will begin by working on the first major planned water main renewal, replacing one of the oldest mains in the network on Bay Street, Port Melbourne, commencing in July 2019.

According to South East Water, Comdain and Interflow demonstrated significant innovation and collaboration to provide the best solutions for customers throughout the procurement process.

The two organisations will use their expertise and innovation to deliver renewals across the region, from suburban streets to challenging or high-density areas to make sure the projects have minimal customer impact.

For more information visit the South East Water website

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest Trenchless Technology tenders

Farmlands pipe replacement site 3-23 B – I Burracoppin
Issued By: 
Water Corporation
Closing Date: 30 May 2019
Location: Western Australia
Description: Water Corporation is inviting organisations to submit a bid for eight underlay sections of pipe totalling 583 m proposed to be replaced on the existing NC main due to the condition of the main. The project involves replacing the section with new mild steel cement lined pipe.

Major sewers rehabilitation
Issued By: 
Barwon Water
Closing Date:
 6 June 2019
Location: 
Victoria
Description:
 A contractor is required to undertake relining of major sewers in the Barwon Water region. Major sewers are defined as gravity sewers with diameter 300 mm or greater. The works to be executed consist of the supply of all labour, materials and equipment necessary for the condition assessment, cleaning and relining of major sewer mains of varying material, lengths and diameters.

Pluto LNG Train 2 – temporary telecoms
Issued by:
Woodside Energy
Closing date: 13 June 2019
Location: Western Australia
Description: The design, supply, installation and testing for a horizontal structured cabling system in each temporary building where telecommunications work area outlets are required. Testing of fibreoptic and copper cabling and start-up of telecommunications distribution infrastructure to support the voice, data, video and security communications.

Stormwater CCTV condition assessment
Issued by:
Mildura Rural City Council
Closing date:
20 June 2019
Location:
Victoria
Description:
Mildura Rural City Council is seeking tenders for stormwater drainage assets cleaning, obtaining of accurate records of the underground stormwater assets utilising CCTV inspection and providing structural and serviceability condition assessments to guide renewal and replacement works.

Mirboo North rising main replacement
Issued by:
Gippsland Water
Closing date:
27 June 2019
Location:
Victoria
Description:
Construction of approximately 5 km of new potable water rising main in Mirboo North. The works include supply and installation of all pipework, valves and fittings via bored and open trench methods, connections to existing assets including direct property connections, testing, commissioning of the potable water rising main and decommissioning of the existing potable water rising main.

Hunter Valley flood mitigation scheme floodgate pipe maintenance
Issued by:
Department of Industry
Closing date:
14 June 2019
Location:
New South wales
Description:
The floodgate pipe maintenance activities identified include desilting and the removal of debris but also repairs of the pipe material including patching of cracks and joint displacements and, in some cases, relining of the floodgate pipes.

Rehabilitation of sewer mains by in situ lining
Issued by: 
Tamworth Regional Council
Closing date: 2 July 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: These works will involve the cleaning, CCTV condition assessment, lining and patch repair of the following gravity sewer mains within Tamworth Regional Council area of operations.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

Submit your nominations for the ASTT Awards

The biennial awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Australasian trenchless industry.

The deadline for nominations is 1 July 2019.

Categories

The five categories for nomination are outlined below; nominees must be current members and member companies.

Rehabilitation Project of the Year

This award recognises innovation, advancements in technology, environmental benefits and occupational health and safety benefits in rehabilitation projects using trenchless technology.

Projects must have commenced and been completed between 1 October 2017 and 31 July 2019.

New Installation Project of the Year

This award recognises innovation, advancements in technology, environmental benefits and occupational health and safety benefits in new installation projects using trenchless technology.

Projects must have commenced and been completed between 1 October 2017 and 31 July 2019.

New Technology: Machine, Tool, Material, System or Technique

This award recognises the practical development of trenchless systems or equipment that result in benefits such as improved economy, accuracy, speed of drive or replacement, ability to overcome difficult installations, or similar.

ASTT Person of the Year

This award recognises an individual (aged 37 or over on 1 September 2019) who has made major and sustained contributions to the trenchless industry.

The successful applicant will have gone above and beyond the call of duty to grow, develop and promote the use of trenchless technology across Australasia and the world.

ASTT Young Person of the Year

This award recognises the important role younger members (aged 36 or under on 1 September 2019) of the Australasian trenchless community play in the growth of the industry by engaging with the industry and promoting trenchless technology, making significant contributions over the past two years.

Submissions must be no longer than 500 words and meet the criteria listed on the No-Dig Down Under website.

The awards will be presented at the ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening on Thursday 12 September.

Tickets to the event can be purchased here

For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have an event you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss promotional opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Leading utility network adds Australian authority

Yarra Valley Water has been added to the global alliance of the world’s most successful and innovative water and wastewater utilities.

Other Australasian members include Water Corporation, Queensland Urban Utilities, South East Water and Watercare.

To become a member the Leading Utilities of the World, organisations must be nominated by an existing member and demonstrate outstanding innovation in at least three areas, such as energy efficiency, drought and water scarcity and new business development.

Members benefit from opportunities to collaborate on projects and to learn from some of the world’s best water utilities about innovation benefitting customers and the environment.

Yarra Valley Water Managing Director Pat McCafferty said the utility was looking forward to collaborating with other members and turning new methods of innovation into improvements for customers and the local environment.

“We are strong believers in collaboration, learning from others and providing industry leadership,” he said.

“The challenges faced in the water sector globally such as climate change and population growth call for a new way of doing business.

“No single water utility has all the answers, but we look forward to working alongside other utilities to solve the challenges we all face.

Six areas underpinned Yarra Valley Water’s induction into the network, including being an environmentally restorative water utility, building resilience to sustain Melbourne’s liveability, delivering ongoing bill reductions to customers and aiming to become fully digital.

Providing greater community value and sustaining a high performing organisational culture were also key to the utility’s nomination.

Yarra Valley Water has also been making strides towards its goal of producing 100 per cent of its own renewable energy by 2025.

Last month, the utility was one of 13 water authorities that signed a landmark energy agreement designed to reduce carbon emissions.

In addition to minimising greenhouse gas emissions, the agreement also aims to maintain affordable water bills for customers.

Yarra Valley Water Work has also recently completed the installation of solar panels which will provide almost a third of its power, while the utility’s flagship waste to energy plant at Wollert has been operating for almost two years and generated approximately 7,900,000 kWh of clean energy.

For more information visit the Yarra Valley Water website.

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest Trenchless Technology tenders

Stormwater network inspection and condition assessment program
Issued by: 
City of Gold Coast
Closing date: 15 May 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: The contractor is to provide resources to undertake programmed and emergent inspections and assessment of the city’s stormwater pipelines and associated maintenance holes and pits.

Swan Hill area – water main maintenance, repair and replacement
Issued by:
 Lower Murray Water
Closing date:
 15 May 2019
Location: 
Victoria
Description:
 Lower Murray Water requests organisations to complete water main maintenance, repair and replacement for three years within the Swan Hill Area.

Major drainage construction works
Issued by: 
Mildura Rural City Council
Closing date:
 16 May 2019
Location: 
Victoria
Description:
 Mildura Rural City Council is seeking tenders for the construction of several large drainage mains in the Mildura region. Works include the supply and installation of drainage pipes, pits, headwalls and associated civil works, in accordance with the design plans and contract specification.

RFT provision for sewer inspection and CCTV
Issued by: 
Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation
Closing date: 23 May 2019
Location: Tasmania
Description: TasWater is seeking submissions for the provision of a state-wide panel for sewer inspection and CCTV.

Deakin Avenue sewer main
Issued by: 
Lower Murray Water
Closing date: 23 May 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: The scope of works includes a DN 300 sewer trunk main extension on Deakin Avenue, Mildura.  Installation of approx 650 m of DN 300 polypropylene SewerPro pipework, construct eight sewer access chambers and two Deakin Avenue crossings.

Yass Sewer Relining Project
Issued by: 
Yass Valley Council
Closing date: 27 May 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: Yass Valley Council invites tenders for a contract to carry out sewer relining work at Yass.

Bruce Highway interchange upgrades (Maroochydore Road and Mons Road)
Issued by: 
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Closing date: 28 May 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: The Queensland Government is seeking proposals for early works on the Bruce Highway (Maroochydore Road and Mons Road), Forest Glen. Early works include: cleaning, earthworks, installation of conduits and pits, minor pavement works, horizontal directional drilling, demolition works, temporary water main and fencing works.

Auckland Street stormwater assets structural relining
Issued By:
Bega Valley Shire Council
Closing Date: 29 May 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: Council is seeking tenders for qualified commercial entities to repair councils existing stormwater assets with cure in situ liners.

Farmlands pipe replacement site 3-23 B – I Burracoppin
Issued By:
Water Corporation
Closing Date: 30 May 2019
Location: Western Australia
Description: Water Corporation is inviting organisations to submit a bid for eight underlay sections of pipe totalling 583 m proposed to be replaced on the existing NC main due to the condition of the main. The project involves replacing the section with new mild steel cement lined pipe.

Major sewers rehabilitation
Issued By:
Barwon Water
Closing Date:
6 June 2019
Location:
Victoria
Description:
A contractor is required to undertake relining of major sewers in the Barwon Water region. Major sewers are defined as gravity sewers with diameter 300 mm or greater. The works to be executed consist of the supply of all labour, materials and equipment necessary for the condition assessment, cleaning and relining of major sewer mains of varying material, lengths and diameters.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

Comdain wins three-year South East Water contract

Known as the Reliability Program, the contract will see Comdain undertake rehabilitation and replacement of reticulation water and sewer assets across the utility’s network, serving approximately 1.7 million residents and 60,000 businesses across Melbourne’s southeast.

The initial period of the contract is three years; however, there is an option of extending it through to 2025.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Downer using innovative methods in Tauranga

In order to minimise surface disruption and the impact on adjacent environments, Downer is using Pipetech’s PressureLining technology, which results in a new polyethylene pipe within the host pipe in need of maintenance or replacement.

A dye that the new pipe is drawn through before entering the host pipe causes a reduction in size by up to 10 per cent, which is enough to allow the new pipe to be drawn through without risk of obstruction or damage.

The pipe will then return to its original shape within a few days.

This method also eliminates the issue of how to secure the redundant asbestos cement pipe, as in Tauranga’s case pipe bursting was an unavailable option.

Pipetech was acquired by Downer in 2017.

For more information visit the Downer website.  

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest Trenchless Technology tenders

Water mains from Table Top Road to Kerr Road/Riverina Highway
Issued by:
 Albury City Council
Closing date: 7 May 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: Albury City Council invites contractors to submit a tender for the installation of a 600 mm diameter water main along Kerr Road and the supply and installation of 300 mm diameter water main extending from Table Top Road to Kerr Road.

Eliwana Project – fibre optic cable
Issued by: 
FMG Solomon
Closing date: 8 May 2019
Location: Western Australia
Description: The design, manufacture, testing, supply and install the fibre optic cable. The nominal cable route will need detailed refinement, design and drawings indicating the installation method, that will vary between direct buried plough, trench, horizontal drilling and HDPE encapsulation.

North East Link Project – invitation for expressions of interest (Primary Package)
Issued by: 
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Closing date: 10 May 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: North East Link is the largest investment in a road project in Victoria’s history. The Primary Package presents an outstanding opportunity for the private sector to partner with the State to deliver the most complex elements of North East Link, including the construction of 6 km of twin tunnel, submission of a concept design for aspects of North East Link and ongoing responsibility for operating and maintaining the entire North East Link corridor.

Register of pre-qualified suppliers for water and wastewater works
Issued by:
 Cairns Regional Council
Closing date:
 14 May 2019
Location: 
Queensland
Description:
 Cairns Regional Council is inviting submissions from suitably qualified and experienced contractors for the register of pre-qualified suppliers for water and wastewater works. The categories included in this register are sewer mains, water mains, sewer pump stations, water pump stations, relining and patch, pipe bursting, refurbishment and remediation works, civil construction works and design and construct works all associated with water or wastewater infrastructure.

Stormwater network inspection and condition assessment program
Issued by: 
City of Gold Coast
Closing date: 15 May 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: The contractor is to provide resources to undertake programmed and emergent inspections and assessment of the city’s stormwater pipelines and associated maintenance holes and pits.

Swan Hill area – water main maintenance, repair and replacement
Issued by:
 Lower Murray Water
Closing date:
 15 May 2019
Location: 
Victoria
Description:
 Lower Murray Water requests organisations to complete water main maintenance, repair and replacement for three years within the Swan Hill Area.

Major drainage construction works
Issued by:
Mildura Rural City Council
Closing date:
16 May 2019
Location:
Victoria
Description:
Mildura Rural City Council is seeking tenders for the construction of several large drainage mains in the Mildura region. Works include the supply and installation of drainage pipes, pits, headwalls and associated civil works, in accordance with the design plans and contract specification.

RFT provision for sewer inspection and CCTV
Issued by:
Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation
Closing date: 23 May 2019
Location: Tasmania
Description: TasWater is seeking submissions for the provision of a state-wide panel for sewer inspection and CCTV.

Deakin Avenue sewer main
Issued by:
Lower Murray Water
Closing date: 23 May 2019
Location: Victoria
Description: The scope of works includes a DN 300 sewer trunk main extension on Deakin Avenue, Mildura.  Installation of approx 650 m of DN 300 polypropylene SewerPro pipework, construct eight sewer access chambers and two Deakin Avenue crossings.

Yass Sewer Relining Project
Issued by:
Yass Valley Council
Closing date: 27 May 2019
Location: New South Wales
Description: Yass Valley Council invites tenders for a contract to carry out sewer relining work at Yass.

Bruce Highway interchange upgrades (Maroochydore Road and Mons Road)
Issued by:
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Closing date: 28 May 2019
Location: Queensland
Description: The Queensland Government is seeking proposals for early works on the Bruce Highway (Maroochydore Road and Mons Road), Forest Glen. Early works include: cleaning, earthworks, installation of conduits and pits, minor pavement works, horizontal directional drilling, demolition works, temporary water main and fencing works.

Larrakeyah defence precinct redevelopment program
Issued by: 
Department of Defence
Closing date:
 9 June 2020
Location: 
Northern Territory
Description:
 Laing O’Rourke is supporting the Department of Defence’s operations in the Northern Territory by delivering the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Redevelopment Program as managing contractor. There are multiple works required, with an upgrade to existing sewerage infrastructure including three sewer pump stations and an upgrade existing stormwater infrastructure including diversion of existing stormwater via underground tunnel and new Gross Pollutant Traps. Expressions of interest are sought from businesses capable of performing the full scope, which can be obtained through the link.

CPBJHJV – West Gate Tunnel Project – any opportunities
Issued by: John Holland and CPB Contractors 
Closing date:
 30 June 2020
Location: Victoria
Description: The West Gate Tunnel Project is a city-shaping project that will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Various civil construction and tunnelling works are required for this project, including services for building a 2.8 km eastbound tunnel and a 4 km westbound tunnel under Yarraville.

Each fortnightly edition of the Trenchless Australasia e-newsletter includes a list of tenders relevant to no-dig contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.

The information is provided by Australian Tenders, which is renowned for being an Australia-wide locally owned and operated tender notification service.

Australian Tenders is also offering readers of Trenchless Australasia an extra three months on their subscription plans. Email support@australiantenders.com.au for more information.

For more tender information visit the Australian Tenders website.

If you have a tender you would like promoted in Trenchless Australasia contact Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

Registrations available for No-Dig Down Under 2019

Taking place in Melbourne in September, the event will once again feature training courses presented by international experts, a world-class conference program and the largest trade exhibition in the event’s almost 20-year history.

The event is made possible by the generous support of Platinum Sponsor National Environmental Equipment (NATEE); Gold Sponsor Vermeer; Silver Sponsors KRE EngineeringPezzimenti Trenchless and Vivax Metrotech; and Bronze Sponsors Interflow and Smart Lock. No-Dig Down Under 2019 is proud to raise funds and awareness for the event’s Charity Partner WaterAid.

Early bird savings

Attendees that register before 12 July 2019 will take advantage of a discount of more than 15 per cent on the price of full conference registration.

A number of additional options are available during the registration process, including access to the ASTT Training Courses, which will take place before the start of the conference program.

Access to No-Dig Down Under’s social functions – including the prestigious ASTT Gala Dinner and Awards Evening, sponsored by NATEE – can also be added separately.

Attendee profile

A survey conducted of the more than 1,200 attendees at No-Dig Down Under 2017 concluded that more than 73 per cent attended specifically to network and see new products and services.

Almost 90 per cent of attendees had the authority or influence to purchase for their company, while 75 per cent intended to make a purchase at the event or in the near future.

According to the results of the survey, more than 86 per cent of exhibitors gained a number of business leads from the event.

Unparalleled access

Sponsoring and exhibiting at No-Dig Down Under 2019 will give companies unparalleled access to decision makers in the trenchless industry, positioning brands in front of installation and rehabilitation contractors with real purchasing power, as well as key decision makers and project specifiers from councils and major water, telecommunications and energy utilities.

To secure one of the last sponsorships or exhibition spaces, contact Great Southern Press Sales Manager David Marsh on +61 3 9248 5122 or at dmarsh@gs-press.com.au

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Is your company attending No-Dig Down Under 2019?

The June and September editions of Trenchless Australasia will be the official conference editions of No-Dig Down Under 2019, featuring special coverage including: detailed overviews of the event, previews and insights on the exhibitors, as well as maps, the full conference program and other important information.

If your company is attending the event and would like to increase its exposure, contact Trenchless Australasia Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au

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For more information visit the No-Dig Down Under website.

If you have a project you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Chloe Jenkins at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

Deadline for updating directory listings extended

The directory is an invaluable print and online reference tool that lists companies involved in the industry in alphabetical order, as well as listing companies in groups according to the products and services they offer.

A basic listing in the directory is free and guaranteed for all ASTT members, as well as supporters of Trenchless Australasia magazine.

To enhance your listing, including the addition of a company logo and description, contact Great Southern Press Sales Manager Dave Marsh to discuss marketing opportunities at dmarsh@gs-press.com.au

How to update your listing

  • Click here to access your Great Southern Press ‘My account’ page
  • Enter your email address and password from last year; otherwise click ‘Forgot password’ to receive a new one via email
  • Select ‘Directory listings’ (to the left of the page) to access your company listing from 2018
    To the right of your company name, click on the eye icon to preview your listing or the pencil icon to edit your listing
  • Clicking the pencil will bring up an online form containing your company information, which can now be edited
  • Once you have made the changes, click ‘Submit’ and the listing will be directed to Great Southern Press for final review.

For more information contact Trenchless Australasia Head of Editorial Nick Lovering at nlovering@gs-press.com.au