Improving the capital with CIPP

The rehabilitation of deep sewer mains, near Australia’s Parliament House in Canberra, was an Australian first. The sewer rehabilitation contract, awarded to Insituform Pacific, involved the rehabilitation of various 450 mm and 750 mm sewers, as well as maintenance hole (MH) rehabilitation. However, it was the 750 mm sewers that presented the greatest challenge to Read More

Protecting your assets

In recent years the importance of renewing and sealing entire sewer networks to prevent leaks and infiltration has been widely recognised by many sewer asset owners. This has created the need for experienced pipeline renewal contractors to be able to provide a range of solutions for complete sewer network renewal. As a consequence, the trenchless Read More

Pipeline inspection goes digital

Helsinki Water has been a client of DigiSewerå¨ for some time, with over 300 km of its sewer pipe network having already been surveyed using the technique. The recent project comprised the inspection of 5 km of sewer pipe of between 300 mm and 500 mm in diameter, which included PVC, concrete and clay pipe Read More

Flying high with Vacjet

The Vacjet production plant is located in Bendigo, central Victoria. The company, a partnership between Marshall Horne and Rick Jordan, combines many years of vacuum loader and jetter operating experience as well as years of expertise building the very same equipment. Mr Jordan owned and operated Jordan Specialised Services prior to the establishment of Vacjet. Read More

Ask, listen and learn – getting the technology on board

This is new way of thinking and a new way of doing business. It is a challenge to all concerned because each party has to be honest with themselves and the way they portray themselves to others, accept one another’s areas of expertise, knowledge and limitations and work towards a common goal. The civil construction Read More

Vermeer: super sized with service to match

The drill platform is built upon the proven and reliable Horizontal Rig & Equipment design, acquired earlier this year by Vermeer. The three maxi drill rigs come in the sizes of D50x500, D750x900 and D1000x900. The drills feature pullback forces of 500,000 pounds (225,000 kg), 750,000 pounds (337,500 kg) and 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg). To Read More

Advising the industry

Unfortunately, in the past, many of the issues now tackled by Trenchless Advisor had been left to the contractor to solve. This ad hoc process provided little to no compensation for the contractor’s time and could even come as a surprise to the client in the way of a variation. Trenchless Advisor is now employed Read More

Road rules for Trenchless Technology

Rob Grove advised delegates at the 7th National ASTT Conference in Sydney that if state road authorities are to have the confidence to implement more Trenchless Technology into their business activities, they need access to independent and reliable information about the available technology. There is little internal knowledge of Trenchless Technology within road agencies in Read More

PRS: an expanding family company

PRS started up in 1997. The company’s first contract was with Brisbane City Council for the upsizing of 225 mm and 300 mm VC mains to 500 mm, located in Longland Street. A 225 tonne Canadian designed Hydrahaul pipe bursting machine was used. Fulfilling this contract was a major achievement, working in extreme conditions such Read More

Predicting corrosion

This award was presented for a three-year collaborative research project that led to the development of a model-based tool that helps achieve better management of odour and corrosion in wastewater systems. In a world first, it is now possible to accurately predict the spread and concentration of hydrogen sulphide along sewerage networks that have pressure Read More

Polyethylene – the flexible option

The increase in the popularity and necessity of Trenchless Technology such as directional drilling for the installation of pipe has become a vitally important step in the process. The material characteristics of PE100 polyethylene pipe, such as product strength, flexibility, workability, abrasive resistance, corrosion resistance and delivery in continuous coils make it an excellent product Read More

Take charge of defective private laterals

An innovative web application that provides real control of private lateral RDII programs has been developed by ProjectMax, a specialist investigation and rehabilitation consultancy. The drainBoss.net web application offers the means to integrate investigation management, information management and a process for monitoring and controlling the repair of defective drainage. A feature of the application is Read More

TT Asia Pacific and Tenix build partnership

Tenix Maintenance Services, part of Tenix Alliance, is responsible for the installation of gas supply lines in western Victoria. Manager Jacob Bonisch welcomed John Walsh and Denis Vout from TT Asia Pacific and, they discussed the machinery, the relationship between the companies and the growth of the trenchless industry. Mr Bonisch said “Along with our Read More

Sydney Olympic Park: remediation

The Sydney Olympic Park Complex is served by a comprehensive stormwater drainage system that covers all road, parkland and building drainage needs for the site. Apart from the system serving the Newington area, the stormwater drainage system is relatively new, having been completed during the late 1990s. The equipment ITS Trenchless (formerly CLM Trenchless) operates Read More

Water Infrastructure Group – delivering a sustainable future

The company offers sole-source accountability for streamlined delivery of sustainable water infrastructure to meet community and business needs. Formed in 2008, Water Infrastructure Group combines the complementary skills of the former Earth Tech water projects group with Tyco’s Water Technology Australia and Water Services businesses. Peter Everist, General Manager of the new group, said that Read More

Clean and green

Companies in the ground water industry need a way to cost effectively process their mud solids, and MudPuppy International provides an all in one solution for mud cleaning, separation and recycling, bundled in an environmentally friendly package. Since 1990 the Californian based company has been building Solids Control systems for use in the trenchless drilling Read More

Trenchless Australasia 2009: fantastic speakers, footy, food and fashion

Trenchless Australasia 2009, the 8th National ASTT Conference and Exhibition will take place at Melbourne Park from 20-22 September, 2009. Delegates are guaranteed to take plenty away from the conference program, featuring a range of speakers covering projects, technology, the latest developments, policy and more. With the confirmation of the keynote speakers for Trenchless Australasia Read More

SA councils are water wise

Local Government Association President Mayor Joy Baluch said financing of the schemes was aided by a $A20 million injection from the Commonwealth Government. “The 29 participating councils should be congratulated for their contributions to the upgrade of existing, outdated schemes which will address a number of social and environmental issues. Particularly, these schemes will reduce Read More

Adelaide desalination

Minister for Urban Development and Planning Paul Holloway said “The major development assessment concludes that appropriate environmental objectives and performance criteria can be imposed on the plant to protect the marine environment and water quality in the Gulf St Vincent.” SA Water’s development approval addresses the more than 100 separate environmental, social and economic issues Read More

The big dry in Melbourne

Victorian Water Minister Tim Holding said that the low levels highlight the need for major water projects. Mr Holding said water quality in homes and businesses remains unaffected from bushfires in the water catchments. “The two biggest supply sources of Melbourne’s catchments have had some degree of bushfire damage and [following the bushfires] Melbourne Water Read More

Spending big on infrastructure

The funding is for local governments to stimulate growth and economic activity across Australia and support national productivity and community wellbeing. The $A800 million component of the Nation Building package has allocated $A550 million for strategic projects and $A250 million directly to councils and shires. The program has been extremely popular, with 344 submissions totalling Read More

Western Australian Water

Works planned over the next five to eight years involve a major upgrade of the Margaret River Regional Water Supply Scheme, including a new water source and water treatment plant; doubling the capacity of the town’s wastewater treatment system; upgrades to the wastewater storage dam; and new infrastructure to facilitate reuse opportunities. The Minister said Read More