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Trenchless Australasia

July 2010

NBN roll out: an opportunity for trenchless to pull through

The principles for the engagement of local communities in the National Broadband Network roll-out were presented to NBN Co. at the National Australian Local Government Association conference, held recently in Canberra.

New NSW Manager for Vermeer

Vermeer has appointed Steve Kemp as State Manager for New South Wales.

PB appoints Queensland Regional Director

Parsons Brinkerhoff (PB) has appointed Denis Cook as Regional Director of Queensland.

Gas regulation brings change

Recent amendments to the Electricity Supply Act and the Gas Supply Act relating to excavations in NSW have now been proclaimed, making it a legal requirement to notify Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT of excavations in NSW.

Drillers: trial your fluid

ADG Global Supply, distributors of world-leading drilling fluids, M-I SWACO's has announced a promotion to encourage drillers around Australia to trial their fluids with package prices – including a free mud consultation.

Expanding with CIPP

Oilfield construction company DFI Corporation, recognising the growth in the trenchless industry, has chosen CIPP technology as a way to expand their business. RS Technik’s cured-in-place pipe installation systems give businesses both timing and geographical flexibility, allowing them to undertake rapid repairs in any conditions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: Vermeer

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstations: Interflow

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: Kembla Watertech

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: Friatec

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: TT-Asia Pacific

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: ITS Trenchless

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: Water Infrastructure Group

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: ADG Global Supply

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: PPI Corporation

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Trenchless Live demonstrations: Kwik-ZIP and MudPuppy

Trenchless Live 2010 is an experience like no other. A chance to see, hear and touch Trenchless Technology in action. Here Trenchless Australasia preview a selection of the live demonstrations that will feature at the exhibition. Come along and try out the latest machinery and innovative technology for all your underground infrastructure solutions.

Register now for Trenchless Live 2010

Trenchless Live 2010 will feature a diverse program of keynote presentations, discussion panels and hands-on live demonstrations!

Council Profile: City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Located in the hub of the goldfields of Western Australia, the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is situated approximately 550 km east of Perth. The city covers 95,575 square km and is active in using trenchless techniques for relining its sewers.

All utilities in one basket –  a look at ActewAGL

ActewAGL offers multi-utility services including electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater servicing to over 350,000 people in the Australian Capital Territory.

“No comparison when it comes to quality and reliability”

These are the words of CPL Australia Trenchless Technology owner, Eddie Lia, about his relationship with TT-Asia Pacific and the recently purchased 15N Grundodrill.

Young Australians set drilling record

Country Energy’s Lismore to Mullumbimby (via Ballina) power network upgrade may have set a new world record, with two teenage drillers being the youngest to complete the task in South Lismore, New South Wales.

Drilling know-how comes down under

Leading international trenchless firms Vermeer, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products and Prime Horizontal joined forces in May to tour the Maxi HDD Rig Training Seminar along the east coast of Australia.

In-depth: Australasian councils and water authorities

The provision of water and wastewater services throughout Australasia is complex, as various entities have different roles and responsibilities. Trenchless Australasia has the facts on who does what, and who is responsible for services in each region. We provide the information and contacts you need to get that next underground infrastructure contract.

A clean harbour through Alliance Contracting

In Auckland City a critical drainage upgrade was needed to reduce the amount of wastewater pollution overflows and to ensure that the drainage infrastructure could cope with the city’s forecast growth.

Big rig in NZ

When New Zealand’s North Shore City Council needed help cleaning up their beaches, they turned to horizontal directional drilling to get the job done.

Project wrap from BTB

BTB Australia has continued to work on a variety of HDD and civil construction projects across Australia in 2010.

Danish unit delivered to Hydro-Digga in Coffs Harbour

Hydro-Digga in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, has taken delivery of their first RECycler 412 unit from Danish manufacturer J. Hvidtved Larsen A/S.

CCTV inspection of trunk sewers

A unique and innovative way of using CCTV technology to inspect trunk sewers – on a floating device – has been developed by Rangedale Drainage Services for Melbourne Water.

True trenchless spirit: Andy Krumins

Trenchless Australasia spoke with Andy Krumins, ASTT Vice Chair and representative for Queensland, and got the scoop on his involvement with the ASTT, Trenchless Technology and his outlook for the trenchless industry.

Veolia Water Network Services make it five

Veolia Water Network Services has just added an 800G Grundoburst to its fleet of Tracto-Technik pipe bursting machines. The power and speed of the new machine made it the perfect choice for Veolia’s recent project in western Sydney.

Refining sewer rehabilitation with epoxy

Using a two-part epoxy mortar coating system, Water Infrastructure Group was able to safely and successfully complete a major wastewater relining project in Sydney.

Trenchless best value for Rockhampton

Rockhampton Regional Council’s sewer maintenance program received an additional work crew for their extensive sewer relining program, which involved 120 km of CCTV investigation.

Rehabilitation in Dunedin

In Dunedin, New Zealand, Interflow has developed some innovative solutions to overcome the freezing temperatures, resulting in the successful repair of sewer pipe and laterals.

The benefits of jacking pipe

When choosing the right type of pipe and for a job, there are many different considerations that need to be taken into account. Trenchless Australasia asked Andy Holman from Global Pipe to explain the importance of pipe selection and the benefits of HOBAS jacking pipe.

Renewing ovoid pipe

Ian Bateman

While the ovoid pipe differs from the circular pipe in many ways, the methods used for cleaning both varieties of pipe need not be different. The latest ‘close-fit’ liner from Interflow, Interline CIPP liner, will conform to the shape of the host pipe, making it suitable for installation in ovoids or in circular pipes with bends and changes in direction.

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