June 2011Trevor Gosatti, ASTT Chairman
As we approach the middle of 2011, plenty of activity in the Trenchless Technology community is occurring and much more is planned for the rest of this year and beyond.Jeff Pace, ASTT Secretary
Cradle Mountain Water manages, operates and maintains water and wastewater services in northwest Tasmania. The organisation was formed in July 2009 after the water and wastewater operations of nine councils merged with former bulk water authority Cradle Coast Water.
In this latest instalment of our ASTT Councillor profiles, we speak to the newest council representative, Nabil Issa in New South Wales.
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The ASTT Networking Evening, hosted by Melbourne Water and Great Southern Press, was attended by a sold out crowd of over 60 industry professionals gathering to hear the latest tunnelling innovations and projects.
As Australia faces volatile climate conditions, public awareness of issues such as water scarcity and resources is continuing to grow. Australian Water Association Chief Executive Tom Mollenkopf spoke to Trenchless Australasia about the challenges confronting the water sector and the role Trenchless Technology will play in the industry’s future.
The Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT) held its Annual General Meeting in Melbourne during April, with a number of exciting developments flagged for the growth of the industry in the year ahead.
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With the 2011 No Dig Down Under conference rapidly approaching, Trenchless Australasia spoke to several exhibitors to get the inside story on the exciting new technologies that will be on display at Australasia’s premier Trenchless Technology event.Zelda Tupicoff
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The construction of Duke Energy International’s Tasmanian Gas Pipeline achieved an Australian-first when McConnell Dowell and its specialist drilling subcontractor, Stockton AJ Lucas Joint Venture, successfully completed the country’s longest under river horizontal directional drill beneath the Tamar River.
Kembla Watertech, Australia’s pipeline renewal specialist, has an enviable track record in the introduction of new, innovative Trenchless Technology.
Following the devastating Christchurch earthquakes, Sydney Water and Water Infrastructure Group have been involved with sewer rehabilitation works across the region.
Interflow has expanded its product range with the acquisition of a new hydraulic milling machine – perfect for condition assessments, rehabilitation and ongoing maintenance works.
After years of trying to bore underneath the Macleay River, located in New South Wales, Arogen’s Drilplex system proved to be the answer for replacing a water main affected by floods.
Completion of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest pipe-jack, located at Nambour in South East Queensland, has proven to be an integral part of the Northern Pipeline Interconnector – Stage 2.
When a new sewer line needed to be installed in the Brisbane suburb of Auchenflower, clay jacking pipe was determined to be the best fit.
TT Asia Pacific continues to solidify their position in the Australasian Trenchless Technology market, launching new products and securing new works contracts.
Interflow’s strong reputation may have been built on their range of pipe rehabilitation solutions, but the company has recognised the need to add pipe bursting to its portfolio.
While Insituform continues to celebrate its expansion and growth in the Australian market, the company is also proud to be celebrating its 40th birthday.
It has been a busy few months for the team at DTH, with anniversaries, new staff and an office move keeping everyone on their toes.
The Trelleborg name may not be immediately familiar to those outside the mining, utilities, transport or infrastructure sectors. But it’s a fair bet that the majority of people who have ever visited a major city in Europe, America, Asia or Australasia have been in – or on – a building or structure that incorporates one or more Trelleborg products.