Interflow celebrates evolution of the Kubota

Interflow’s Sydney Workshop team was recently treated to a special moment, when three versions of the Kubota were all lined up together.

This was an incredible opportunity for the team to reflect on the company’s vibrant history and thirst for innovation.

Transforming the Kubota

The Kubota is an integral piece of machinery that facilitates the installation of Interflow’s spiral wound solution, Expanda, onsite.

Since the 1990’s, there have been four revisions of the Kubota.

Through each revision, Interflow’s Engineering team made improvements to the machine’s capability, ease of use, performance, and safety.

Interflow Mechanical Engineer Nghia Nguyen explained that adopting a ‘continual improvement’ mindset is so important.

“It’s about putting our people first – giving them the tools they need to complete the job safety, effectively and efficiently.”

Mr Nghia also explained how certain opportunities for improvements to the Kubota were identified and implemented.

“We looked at how our crews were using the machinery on-site,” he said.

“By understanding what their requirements were and the types of conditions they were working in, we were able to gain a better understanding of how we could streamline the process through enhanced tools and machinery.”

Over the years, Interflow’s Engineering team has demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting crews on the front line with innovative and purpose-built machinery.

“There has been a lot of trial and error involved in the development of the Kubota… but that’s what makes Interflow so great,” said Mr Nghia.

“We’re not afraid to try new things and invest in research and development.

“That’s how innovations are created.”

For more information visit the Interflow website.

Aussie Trenchless moves FNQ project forward

As trenchless technology continues to make its mark as the preferred installation method for underground infrastructure, Aussie Trenchless remains at the forefront of the industry with innovative new products and technology.

Growing in popularity

The company’s flagship product is a close fitting structural spiral ribbed PVC trenchless pipe lining system titled the SRP EXP. Used for circular sewer and storm gravity mains, the method continues to grow in popularity and will now be used on the recently-awarded FNQ project.

When the SRP EXP is installed, asset operators will extend the service life of a system by more than 50 years. Although designed to fit standard size access chambers, the product is also ideal for tight spaces or those with limited access.

Since the installation process is its unaffected by running infiltration and does not require bypass pumping, SRP EXP is well suited to water applications, particularly as it also enhances the hydraulic characteristics of the rehabilitated asset.

Aussie Trenchless Director Chris Meredith says he has seen significant growth in the implementation of this trenchless solution both around the world and here in Australia, where it continues to be implemented in relining projects, including in its repeat customer Relining Solutions’ upcoming contract.

Major improvements were already evident in the middle of the Ravenshoe Project.

Customers keep coming back

Relining Solutions is not the company’s only repeat customer, Mr Meredith says, with an international customer based in Taiwan ordering more supplies to be delivered in September this year.

“In 2019, the customer purchased 50,000 linear metres and have since been installing that,” says Mr Meredith.

“They have now placed another order of 60,000 linear metres, which are being manufactured as we speak.”

Mr Meredith says the customer is an active player in the Taiwan sewer industry has been for a substantial amount of time, often using Aussie Trenchless supplies for its projects.

Mr Meredith adds that this is an example of how customers are taking advantage of the product, with the company also receiving lots of market feedback indicating it is one of the most financially viable and efficient systems available.

“Like all efficient trenchless methods, the spiral lining system helps ensure the project’s aboveground footprint is minimised as much as possible, which includes the land and environment itself, as well as the day-to-day lives of the public in surrounding areas,” says Mr Meredith.

A successful range

While the SRP EXP is at the forefront of Aussie Trenchless’ market offerings, the company’s Hot Sleeve Jacket is also popular due to its prompt resin curing times.

The Hot Sleeve is a tight-fitting heating jacket that is secured over a patch inflatable packer to reduce ambient cure period without any life reduction, saving operators up to 60 per cent in crew times.

The Ravenshoe Project beginning to improve after showing severe signs of deterioration.

Aussie Trenchless also offers the market a man entry lining system using transparent polypropylene lining panels for the rehabilitation of gravity sewer mains, namely its Pipe Segment Technology (PST). PST is easy and fast to implement with lining panels made of polypropylene material providing a smooth surface and excellent hydraulic performance characteristics.

This article was featured in the September 2020 edition of Trenchless Australasia. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device, click here.

For more information visit the Aussie Trenchless website.

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Assistant Editor Sophie Venz at svenz@gs-press.com.au

Aussie Trenchless leaves no project in the trenches

Aussie Trenchless’ flagship – and most popular – product is a close fitting structural spiral ribbed PVC trenchless pipe lining system known as the SRP EXP. Used for circular sewer and storm water gravity mains, the method has seen an increased popularity both in Australasia and abroad thanks to its versatility and ease of use.

By installing SRP EXP, asset operators can extend the service life of sewer and stormwater systems by more than 50 years. The product is designed to fit standard size access chambers but is also ideal for tight spaces and locations with bad access.

As the installation process is unaffected by running infiltration and does not need bypass pumping, it is well suited to water applications, particularly as it also enhances the hydraulic characteristics of the rehabilitated asset. The product is available for asset profiles from DN 150 to DN 1200, with such range allowing it to become a standout product to the market.

Aussie Trenchless Director Chris Meredith says he has seen significant growth in the implementation of this trenchless solution all around the world and particularly here in Australia, where it has been implemented in several locations.

Using Aussie Trenchless’s spiral lining system helped prevent collapse of the existing pipe walls.

A standout product in action

Recently, the spiral lining system was used to rehabilitate corrugated steel stormwater pipes for the Tablelands Regional Council in Queensland at the Ravenshoe Project.

As the pipes – which were each 750 mm in diameter and 33 m long – were in what was described as a ‘horrific’ condition, the contractor decided the only feasible application was Aussie Trenchless’ spiral lining.

With other methodologies, the risk of collapsing the walls could possibly result in a need to dig up the road. As it was the only road providing residents access to their properties, this would have caused major concern and delay with the digging requiring in at least one week of work.

By implementing the Aussie Trenchless solution, the contractors completed a size for size rehabilitation that had minimal risk of collapsing the existing pipe walls. At the conclusion of the project, the contracted engineer was extremely pleased with the final result and signed it off with no hesitation.

Mr Meredith says this project is just one example of how customers are starting to take advantage of the product, with the company receiving lots of market feedback indicating it’s one of the most financially viable and efficient systems available.

“Like all efficient trenchless methods, the spiral lining system helps ensure the works’ aboveground footprint is minimised as much as possible, which includes the land and environment itself, as well as the day-to-day lives of the public in surrounding areas,” says Mr Meredith.

“Other systems need two separate winding machines to install a range of profile to suit pipes from DN 150 to DN 1200. SRP EXP has been designed with one winding machine that installs all sizes of expanding profile for pipes from DN 150 to DN 1200 meaning there is no need for multiple winding machines.”

More than a one-hit wonder

While the SRP EXE is at the forefront of Aussie Trenchless’ offerings to the market, the company’s Hot Sleeve Jacket is a product that remains popular among customers by inducing a speedy resign cure during patch and seal lining activities.

The Hot Sleeve is a tight-fitting heating jacket that is secured over a patch inflatable packer to reduce ambient cure period without reducing its life, with operators finding it saves up to 60 per cent in crew times.

Aussie Trenchless has also caught the industry’s attention with its Pipe Segment Technology (PST) – a man entry lining system using transparent polypropylene lining panels for the rehabilitation of gravity sewer mains.

Both easy to build and fast to implement, PST lining panels are made of polypropylene material which provides a smooth surface with excellent hydraulic performance characteristics.

This article was featured in the June 2020 edition of Trenchless Australasia. To view the magazine on your PC, Mac, tablet or mobile device, click here.

For more information visit the Aussie Trenchless website.

If you have news you would like featured in Trenchless Australasia contact Journalist Sophie Venz at svenz@gs-press.com.au

Interflow gains national recognition

The CCF is Australia’s peak civil construction industry body, acting as the nation’s advocate for developments within the industry.

To locate exemplars throughout the field, the CCF Earth Awards unveils leading prospects of infrastructure including roads, bridges, railways, marine structures and utilities.

Specifically, the event recognises civil contracting companies who have recently been involved in a project that has excelled in numerous categories, such as project management, innovation, quality, development and training, safety and stakeholder engagement.

On 22 November 2019, Interflow and John HollandKBR Joint Venture (JH-KBR JV) collected the CCF National Earth Award for its North Yarra Deviation project.

The North Yarra Deviation is a deep section of sewer located under the Stony Creek Backwash where the creek meets the Yarra River, transporting 15–20 per cent of Melbourne’s sewerage at approximately 1,700 L/s during peak dry weather flows.

To complete the project, Interflow assessed suitable technologies and concluded the SPR™ PE – Ribline spiral wound lining system was the most practical rehabilitation solution.

Approximately 75 per cent of the work was completed in a confined space which was successfully navigated by an experienced project team and expert subcontractors.

The North Yarra Deviation project demonstrates how collaboration and innovation can achieve success in difficult pipeline rehabilitation projects.

For more information visit the Interflow website.

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

Innovative technology used in sewer renewal project

Interflow recently completed a sewer renewal project for Coliban Water, located along View Street in Bendigo’s CBD which is subject to high volumes of pedestrian traffic.

On initial inspection, the extent of the existing damage meant that a large section of the sewer required replacing via open trenching prior to relining.

Any excavation to the site would undermine the integrity of the support columns of a nearby heritage listed balcony structure, meaning significant structural support was required at considerable cost.

To remain economical, a temporary propping system was designed to ensure there was no risk of foundation movement or settlement of the site during and after works.

As an overall solution, the damaged section of the pipe was repaired and the sewer relining was completed by using SPR™ EX – Expanda spiral wound liner that did not impose any risk to the support structure of the nearby balcony.

Interflow used stabilised sand for backfill material to ensure there was no subsidence post-completion, as well as a vacuum truck for hydro excavation due to the vicinity’s existing underground services and the restricted space available.

The work was completed without incident and within a week, which is significantly faster than using a dig-lay-backfill method.

For more information visit the Interflow website.

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

CCF QLD names Interflow and Unitywater as finalists

The CCF Earth Awards recognise excellence in civil construction, with the winners of the awards in each state progressing to an annual awards ceremony later in the year.

The selection of Interflow’s rehabilitation of a Unitywater sewerage pipeline in Alexandra Headland recognises the project for its efficient approach and successful outcome.

The rehabilitation involved relining six lengths of DN 450 using SPR™ EX-Expanda liner, with one access chamber raised and eight access chambers cleaned using a Recycler before being coated.

To further reduce cartage and use of water, several cleaning dingos were strategically positioned along the line.

In conjunction with Interflow’s Kubota, the dingos were arranged using a 100 t crane to carry out the works.

Given the sewers and access chambers were located parallel to the shoreline and on steep rocky ground, the team arranged for on-foot crew access and equipment was crane-delivered to the chambers.

The coating and sewer relining were undertaken in tandem to take advantage of the arranged closures and council permits.

Interflow’s Project Manager – Northern Division Shaun Corrie said the project wouldn’t have been possible without trenchless technology.

“Due to the environmentally sensitive nature of the Alexandra Headland foreshore area, a trenchless solution for Unitywater was a must,” he said.

“While the pipeline was situated in a busy council parkland area, Interflow and Unitywater worked with council in seeking approval to undertake the works, ensuring relevant site conditions and requirements were met.

“As a result, we were able to deliver the project on time, within budget, with minimal disruption to the public, and no environmental impact.”

The project team, who conducted recon on the beach.

In consultation with multiple stakeholders, Interflow identified optimal relining methodology, prevented community disruption, controlled site hazards and reduced environmental impacts.

Interflow Business Development Manager John Phillips said, “It pleases me greatly that we were able to assist Unitywater in delivering this difficult-to-access, environmentally sensitive, high-risk project.

“The successful delivery of this project gave us an opportunity to demonstrate our core principle of continually challenging the status quo for our valued customer.”

The winners of the CCF QLD Earth Awards will be announced at an event on the Gold Coast on 23 August.

For more information visit the Interflow website.

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

Convince your boss of the benefits of No-Dig Down Under!

These key facts will convince your boss that you need to attend one of Australia and New Zealand’s most important infrastructure events.

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2022 No-Dig Down Under to feature three-stream conference program

These five reasons make No-Dig Down Under an unmissable event

In its almost 20-year history, No-Dig Down Under has grown to become one of the most important, and largest, trenchless technology events in the world.

Taking place in Melbourne on 10–13 September, the event – supported by ASTT – will feature, a world-class conference program, the largest trade exhibition in the event’s history and training courses presented by international experts.

These five reasons make No-Dig Down Under standout as an unmissable trenchless event and as important as any no-dig event anywhere in the world.

1) Learn about how leading utilities are using no-dig methods in the conference

Asset owners play a vital role in the application of trenchless technology, which is why more than 40 per cent of the conference program consists of Australia and New Zealand’s leading utilities, operators and municipalities, including Sydney Water, Yarra Valley Water, Watercare, APA Group, Tas Gas Networks and Dial Before You Dig, as well as leading contractors such as John Holland, McConnell Dowell, Interflow and HDI Lucas.

The conference program, which was assembled from more than 130 paper submissions, also includes presentations on research and education into trenchless technologies from organisations such as the Water Services Association of Australia, Monash University and the University of Auckland.

Secure your attendance at the conference by registering today via the No-Dig Down Under website.

2) See the latest products in action in the exhibition hall

The exhibition will feature more than 100 of the world’s leading suppliers, manufacturers and service providers of the latest trenchless solutions for the installation, rehabilitation and location of underground infrastructure assets.

Many of these companies will be presenting practical demonstrations of their equipment, which is an important opportunity to see these products in action.

Make sure you set aside some time to walk through the giant hall (it might take you a while!) and grab a copy of the September edition of Trenchless Australasia for a guide on who to visit.

3) Celebrate the success of the industry at the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening

Arguably the most prestigious night on the trenchless calendar, this formal black tie event – sponsored by National Environmental Equipment (NATEE) – features the presentation of the biennial ASTT Awards, recognising and celebrating the achievements of the Australasian trenchless industry.

In total, five awards will be presented, honouring the rehabilitation and installation projects of the year; new technology; young person of the year; and person of the year.

Full conference registrations include access to the function, taking place on Thursday 12 September; otherwise, tickets can be purchased individually or as a table of 10.

4) Take advantage of invaluable networking opportunities at the social functions

In addition to the gala dinner, No-Dig Down Under will feature two more social functions, providing networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.

On the evening of Tuesday 10 September, the exhibition will officially open with a ceremony, sponsored by Vermeer, with drinks and appetisers in the hall.

The opening is an opportunity to get a first glimpse of the exhibition hall and speak to exhibitors about their products and services before the general public the following morning.

Taking place the next evening, Wednesday 11 September, the Networking Reception – also sponsored by Vermeer – will be hosted on the bank of Melbourne’s famous Yarra River, opposite the city’s CBD, the reception is an opportunity to rub shoulders with the leaders of Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless industry.

Not only will the function feature great food, drinks and entertainment, but also a whiskey bar for those who are that way inclined.

5) Increase your trenchless knowledge by attending a training course

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

They are internationally recognised as the pinnacle of trenchless education and training, and offer an opportunity to be taught by global experts on the latest techniques and best practice.

In 2019, three courses will be presented: Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) Good Practices Course, Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) Good Practices Guidelines Course, New Installation Methods Good Practices Course.

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

Organised by Great Southern Press, the publisher of Trenchless Australasia, No-Dig Down Under is made possible by the generous support of Platinum Sponsor National Environmental Equipment (NATEE); Gold Sponsor Vermeer; Silver Sponsors KRE Engineering, Pezzimenti Trenchless and Vivax Metrotech; and Bronze Sponsors Interflow, Smart Lock and Ashapura.

The event is proud to raise funds and awareness for its Charity Partner WaterAid.

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

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

Utility completes AU$3.4m infrastructure renewal

Water Corporation has renovated 4.4 km of wastewater pipes thanks to a AU$3.4 million investment from the McGowan Government as part of an ongoing effort to reline and refurbish wastewater infrastructure across Western Australia.

To complete the works, the utility contracted Interflow to insert a plastic strip liner inside the existing wastewater pipe via access chambers, which was then wound down the length of pipe.

The spiral wound liner was then expanded to fit tightly within the pipe walls, preventing corrosion, reducing the likelihood of a blockage and extending the life of the pipeline by approximately 50 years.

WA Water Minister Dave Kelly said the project was completed on time and under budget.

“Relining old wastewater pipes is important to protect the local wastewater systems and the health of the community and environment,” he said.

“Trenchless technology was used to reline wastewater pipes where possible, to minimise the impact on the community by reducing the need for extensive excavation.

“I thank the community for its patience while Water Corporation carried out this essential work.”

Around 40 local workers were engaged to complete the project.

For more information visit the Water Corporation website.

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

Australasian Trenchless Directory now online

The online directory, which was also distributed earlier in 2019 as a print publication, lists companies involved in the industry in alphabetical order, as well as in groups according to the products and services they offer.

The directory also includes important contact information for organisations such as utilities, municipalities and government departments.

Click here to access the online directory.

Listings in the directory are free and guaranteed for all ASTT members, as well as supporters of Trenchless Australasia magazine.

Companies who advertised in the directory have their listings highlighted with the addition of a company logo as well a description of the business.

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Interested in highlighting your company in the next directory?

The Australasian Trenchless Directory is updated on an annual basis to stay up-to-date with changes and developments in the industry.

To enhance your listing in the 2020 edition, including with the addition of a company logo and description, contact Great Southern Press Managing Editor Chloe Jenkins to discuss marketing opportunities at cjenkins@gs-press.com.au

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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

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

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

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

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

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