SECA CCTV training returns

Following NSW Government health orders back in July, SECA had to suspend its training courses due to caps on room capacity and face-to-face contact.  The company can now confirm the dates for trainings in November, with limited availability, and students are now welcome to enrol.  SECA is offering the following training courses:  8 – 10 Read More


IMPREG CIPP liners now in Australia

IMPREG’s unique and proven fibreglass fabric cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) liners are used worldwide, and are now available in Australia. The IMPREG liner was developed for all common pipes from DN150 up to DN2000.  Thanks to quality material and new fibreglass design, the IMPREG liner can produce more finely nuanced gradations of wall thickness.  The Australian Read More

Barossa, SA

SA Water lays new pipe for Gawler East

The new main, which is being laid beneath Barossa Avenue, is among 47,000 m of new pipe going in the ground for SA Water customers across regional South Australia over the next year.  SA Water general manager for sustainable infrastructure Amanda Lewry said the new pipe is made from corrosion resistant PVC.  “Continuing to invest Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

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Underground Drainage Upgrades – Relining Program 2021/2022 Issued by: Brimbank City Council Closing Date: 09 November 2021 Location: Victoria Description: Council is seeking to engage the services of a suitably qualified and experienced contractor to rehabilitate a number of existing stormwater drains within the municipality using no-dig trenchless methods i.e. pipe lining.   Design & Construction Read More

TasWater upgrades water mains

Water works across Tasmania’s northwest

The water main in question runs along Rice and Meredith Streets, with local northwest contractor Oliver Kelly Group assigned to the role.  Linear program team lead Darren Meany said the works formed part of TasWater’s state-wide Water Mains Renewal Program.  “The program is aimed at ensuring reliable delivery of drinking water by replacing existing ageing Read More

Primus Line, Baker Hughes partnership

Baker Hughes, Primus Line partner up

The companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the new pipeline application with the intention of offering their combined customer base a more cost-effective option for pipeline repair and replacement. The collaboration also intends to repurpose existing pipeline networks for hydrogen and CO2 transportation.  Under the MOU, Baker Hughes and Primus Line Read More

Wilmot depot

Intelligent technologies: the future in pipeline rehabilitation

Wilmot Pipelining has worked hard in the trenchless industry to become one of the leaders in the sector. This hard work and dedication has earned the company a growing reputation as one of the true figureheads in pipeline rehabilitation via UV technology in Australia. The successful delivery of numerous large bore pipeline rehabilitation projects over Read More

Interflow and Metrocorp will complete works on large diameter pipelines

Interflow, Metrocorp joint venture

The Critical Sewer Solutions partnership will focus on rehabilitation works within the large diameter waste market throughout the Greater Sydney region. The partnership will enable both contractors to deliver key design, construction, maintenance and facilities management for the region’s growing population.  Interflow and Metrocorp have shared a working relationship since 2017 when the companies completed works Read More

Aussie Trenchless protects stormwater culverts

Ahead of the curve

The team at Aussie Trenchless is passionate about progressing future infrastructure opportunities and accomplishing superior outcomes. Headquartered in New South Wales, Director Chris Meredith and the team are committed to pioneering state-of-the-art solutions and furthering businesses in the trenchless industry. Founded in 2014, the company offers a range of unique products in Australia and internationally. Read More

Warthog Switcher

Breakthrough technology for breaking down drain blockages

Drainchem is the go-to source for drain maintenance products and solutions. The leading supplier of drain and pipe maintenance and testing equipment in Australasia, Drainchem has been equipping the service and repair industry for more than 25 years. Removing calcified grease, mineral deposits and tree roots from drains can be a challenge, so having the Read More

kwik-ZIP spaces on 355 mm HDPE pipe

Zipping past the competition

For seamless water mains upgrades, spacers are key for maintaining the position of a carrier pipe with a casing. They facilitate sliplining, increase ease of installation, and protect the carrier pipe to reduce likelihood of damage. The use of kwik-ZIP casing spacer and centraliser systems helps contractors to comply with the numerous regulations that require Read More

AltLining SMS with a CIPM liner installed.

The superior alternative in SMS rehab

Traditional sewer maintenance structure (SMS), or manhole, rehabilitation can be costly and time consuming. But one company has devised a method for cured-in-place manhole (CIPM) liners that minimises downtime and reduces environmental impact, removing the need for excavation. Alternative Lining Technologies uses trenchless methodologies to install CIPM liners that form impervious barriers between corrosive gases Read More

Asset Training helps operators undergo verification

Australia’s first online drain cleaning refresher

Aqua Assets provides water and waste management services to businesses in the utility, construction, engineering and trade sectors. Services include civil works, non-destructive digging, vacuum loading, CCTV, drain cleaning and pipeline rehabilitation. Aqua Assets subsidiary Asset Training is specially dedicated to providing training in water and waste management and industrial maintenance services. This registered training Read More

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

View the latest trenchless technology tenders

Sewer Main Rehabilitation FY21-22 Issued by: Clarence Valley Council Closing Date: 24 September 2021 Location: New South Wales Description: Clarence Valley Council is seeking tenders from appropriately qualified and experienced tenderers for the procurement of sewer mains rehabilitation services. Clarence Valley Council requires a contractor to undertake sewer rehabilitation services within the Clarence Valley Council Read More

Wilmot cured-in-place liner

Wilmot installs largest ever UV liner

Wilmot Pipelining is an industry leader in trenchless solutions for underground infrastructure rehabilitation. The company’s largest and most recent project took place in Oakhampton under the Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation scheme. The New South Wales Department of Industry Local Land Services tendered for the repair and relining of 17 sites throughout the Hunter Valley region Read More

Hawthorn Sewer Upgrade map

Melbourne Water progresses Hawthorn Sewer Upgrade

Last week, the Melbourne Water team completed excavation of the launch shaft in Hawthorn. This was the first of two shafts that will be required for tunnelling operations in October. The sewer relining occurred progressively in sections, using two techniques: cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and glass reinforced plastic (GRP) processes.  The Hawthorn Main Sewer was constructed more than 100 years ago Read More

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New water mains targeted for Perth’s first reservoir

The McGowan Government has dedicated $7.7 million to upgrading and replacing water mains for Perth’s historic reservoir at Kaarta Gar-up (Mount Eliza) in Kings Park.  The reservoir was constructed in 1891 as Perth’s first reservoir, supplying water to the CBD and western suburbs.  Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced that the $7.7 million upgrade would Read More

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Victoria Street Preston Road Rehabilitation Issued by: Darebin City Council Closing Date: 30 September 2021 Location: Victoria Description: The Darebin Council is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced civil construction contractor to deliver this civil works project. Works will include deep strength pavement works, concrete kerb and channel, new concrete vehicle crossings, underground Read More

Generic stormwater drain

Bacchus Marsh network upgrades complete

The $20 million works include an upgraded sewer pump station, a new sewer pipeline and two new water pipelines with most of the projects completed in the past month.  GWW General Manager Growth and Infrastructure Amanda Smith said with the local population projected to double to 46,000 in the next 20 years, this investment will ensure Read More

Smoke test in sewer

TasWater uses smoke testing in sewers

TasWater is conducting smoke testing in Sorell, Dunalley and Woodbridge to identify cracks and leaks in the sewerage network.  According to the Department Manager for Asset Strategy and Performance Matt Jordan, non-toxic smoke will be released into the system through a smoke testing blower.  “The odourless sole will make its way through the network, helping Read More

Featured company: Applied Felts

A pioneer in the development of the CIPP process more than 40 years ago, Applied Felts quickly acquired majority market share for CIPP gravity sewer line rehabilitation around the world. Today, through its unparalleled commitment to understanding unique field application requirements and its unmatched exploration and break-through innovations to meet those needs, Applied Felts continues Read More

Water security package includes pipeline upgrades

Yesterday, the McGowan Government announced that it has secured $20 million in Commonwealth funding towards a package to improve regional water security. The projects will support farmers in dealing with the consequences of climate change and reduced rainfall. The funding is delivered through the Commonwealth’s National Water Grid Fund Connections pathway and will go towards Read More

What the data says about the cause of defects in wastewater networks

Background Pipe inspections and condition assessments are an important part of the operations of water utilities and city councils who manage wastewater networks. The collection and analysis of this information has traditionally been managed by each organisation individually, making generalised insights difficult to come by. VAPAR has developed a pipe assessment platform where pipe asset Read More

Culvert relining

Sunshine Coast future-proofs stormwater assets with Interflow

Sunshine Coast Council partnered with specialists in pipeline infrastructure Interflow to reline a culvert directing run-off from the Sunshine Motorway to the Mooloolaba Canal. Located at Amarina Avenue, the existing culvert was constructed in 1975 and, during a recent routine inspection, the council found the integrity of the culvert was significantly compromised. Failure of the Read More

An asset to industry

Its Registered Training Organisation, Asset Training, is dedicated to providing specific training in wastewater management and industrial maintenance services. Asset Training is fully equipped to deliver its training courses Australia-wide. All trainers are experienced with VET accreditation and a passion for providing exceptional and comprehensive training with hopes of improving the wastewater management and industrial Read More

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WSAA welcomes public input on mains manuals

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) announced last week that three new documents relating to the lining of water mains are now available for comment. The documents include manual for selection and application of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and spray liners for use in water pipe. The second includes the Water Industry Standard for CIPP used Read More