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Trenchless Australasia

December 2010

From the Chairman’s Desk

At the time of writing this report for this edition of Trenchless Australasia, it is significant in that two important trenchless events have just been completed in the recent period.

Secretary´s Corner

New Members On behalf of the ASTT, I extend a warm welcome to the following new members.

Sarah Paul joins the Trenchless Australasia team

Sarah Paul has been promoted to the position of Associate Editor of Trenchless Australasia.

ASTT 20th Anniversary Book

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the ASTT, the publishers of Trenchless Australasia magazine – Great Southern Press – will be producing a commemorative yearbook.

Networking in the New Year

The ASTT, along with Great Southern Press, would like to invite you to the three trenchless networking events being held in 2011 – keeping the industry connected throughout the year. Make sure to save the date and come along for a brief seminar and drinks.

Trenchless Live in action in Coffs Harbour

Trenchless Live 2010 was the inaugural Australasian live demonstration event for the Trenchless Technology industry. The Expo and Conference was held in Coffs Harbour in October; with over 600 visitors coming together to see a huge range of equipment in action, learn about the latest developments and attend the social events. Managing Editor Kate Pemberton reports.

Putting Canterbury back together again

On 4 September 2010 at precisely 4:36 am, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. Trenchless Technology is being used to help rebuild the region.

Ahead of his time – Bill Menzel

As January 2011 will mark the ten-year anniversary of Bill Menzel’s passing, Trenchless Australasia reflects on the visionary, innovator and pioneer to the plastic pipe industry.

Utility profile: SA Water

Senior Asset Management Engineer Kane Scott provides us with a background of SA Water’s role in managing South Australia’s crucial infrastructure assets and the important role that Trenchless Technology plays within that role.

Pushing trenchless boundaries

In our continuing series of ASTT Councillor profiles, Trenchless Australasia talks to ASTT South Australian Representative, Kane Scott, of SA Water.

Australian project takes home international award

Interflow and project partner Sekisui Rib Loc have been awarded the International Society of Trenchless Technology (ISTT) International No-Dig Project of the Year 2010, for the rehabilitation of the North Georges River Submain (NGRS).

Excelling in sewer rehab

Water Infrastructure Group has received a 2010 Australian Concrete Repair Association Award for Excellence for a sewer maintenance hole rehabilitation project for Moreton Bay Regional Council, located in Queensland.

Access chamber of secrets

A new technology for rehabilitating access chambers and sewer structures is coming to Australia.

Scanning and coating on show at Trenchless Live

The opportunity to demonstrate cutting-edge Trenchless Technology to an industry-specific audience is not something that occurs too often, so naturally the team at Kembla Watertech was keen to launch their access chamber rehabilitation systems at Trenchless Live 2010.

A strong shield for manholes

Tasmanian-owned business NuJet has aligned with CCI Spectrum to provide SpectraShield lining systems to the Australian market. The 100 per cent solid system can be easily installed to rehabilitate various wastewater structures.

Breaking ground around the globe

In the past year, tunnelling projects have broken ground and finished up around the world. From high profile water transfer lines through the Andes to new metro tunnels, just metres below city streets, tunnel boring machine (TBM) tunnelling is more challenging, and more innovative, than ever.

Darwin’s CBD gets jacked up

A project to upgrade the wastewater system in Darwin, Northern Territory, will use microtunnelling to bring the city’s network up to modern standards.

US Navy inspired technology to save Australia’s ageing assets

Nuflow, the Australian arm of the global pipe rehabilitation technology company Nuflow America, has introduced cutting-edge pipe rehabilitation technology devised and perfected by the US Navy to the Australian market.

An education with Trenchless Technology

Insituform has been a permanent fixture in the Hunter region of New South Wales since securing the Hunter Water Corporation’s sewer rehabilitation term contract in early 2009. As part of the contract, the company recently completed the rehabilitation of a sewer main through Elermore Vale Public School.

Bypassing for lasting results

An important factor in the successful implementation of CIPP and other in-situ rehabilitation methods is the effective engagement of a temporary flow bypass management system. This allows contractors to safely control and bypass the peak flow levels to completely isolate the work area.

Drilling down to success

With massive fibre optic cable laying projects on their way on both sides of the Tasman, JB Attachments is positioning itself as the one-stop-shop for horizontal directional drilling equipment sales, operator training, and service support.

New Chair elected to the ISTT

At the International No-Dig held in Singapore, elections of the ISTT Board resulted in a number of new officers, including Australasian representation.

International No-Dig comes to Sydney in 2013

At the 2010 International No-Dig conference, held in Singapore from 8–10 November, the ASTT successfully won the bid to hold the 2013 ISTT International No-Dig in Sydney, Australia.

Facing technical and economic challenges with fluidity

FMC Technologies’ Fluid Control technology provides solutions for sewer cleaning and horizontal directional drilling with a range of pumping equipment. By focusing on the delivery of top products and services, the company helps its customers be better prepared to face technical and economic challenges.

Getting Mud-dy at Coffs

With increasing demands of the environmental lobby, Mud Puppy drew interest from drillers and major contractors at the Trenchless Live 2010 exhibition held in Coffs Harbour in October.

Linking Queensland’s water supply

Microtunnelling was recently used to complete the Northern Pipeline Interconnector – Stage 2 Project. Connecting the Queensland water supply via a 48 km underground, reverse-flow water pipeline, the project completed the longest pipe jack in the southern hemisphere.

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