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Trenchless Australasia

March 2011

From the Chairman’s Desk

Trevor Gosatti, Chairman, ASTT

I hope that the New Year has greeted everybody in the trenchless community well, and that the prospects for you look good as we now venture into 2011.

Secretary’s Corner

New Members

Getting the right trenchless person for the job

Is your company looking for new talent? For targeted trenchless industry professionals, look no further than Trenchless Australasia’s new online jobs portal.

No-Dig Down Under

The 9th Annual ASTT Conference and Exhibition, No-Dig Down Under, will return to Brisbane where the first ASTT event was held in 1991. Here we give you a sneak peak at the program and exciting social events.

Aid floods in for Queensland

In the wake of recent natural disasters in Queensland, the Federal and Queensland governments have put together a package to help repair what was lost in the floods and Cyclone Yasi.

Gosford City Council

The Gosford City Council governs an area of 1,028 km and is nestled between Sydney and Newcastle. With over 2,000 km of water and wastewater infrastructure, the council is employing Trenchless Technology for a number of projects, including the groundbreaking Mardi-Mangrove Link Project.

Taking New Zealand by storm

Jumping over the pond to New Zealand, Trenchless Australasia spoke with ASTT Councillor and 2010 Young Person of the Year Steve Apeldoorn from ProjectMax, who is working hard at developing and promoting Trenchless Technology.

Bill Goodman, King of Sydney’s underworld

Sarah Paul

Celebrating his 85th birthday in February, William Goodman, known to most as Bill, is a true trenchless legend having been not only the first Australian member on the ISTT but the first to introduce cured-in-place pipe to the Australian industry.

Trenchless: the green alternative

Anne Rees

Trenchless Technology offers a sustainable option for a wide range of underground infrastructure projects. From the construction of interstate oil and gas pipelines, to sewer rehabilitation in high density urban areas, trenchless techniques can offer tangible environmental benefits. Here, Anne Rees gives an overview of the ‘green’ potential of No-Dig, and surveys several environmentally friendly trenchless projects around Australia.

Industry comes together for relining in Sydney

In the lead up to No-Dig Down Under 2011, ASTT, along with Great Southern Press, hosted a trenchless networking event on the future of relining.

CIPP goes bush

In June 2010, Kembla Watertech successfully rehabilitated 1.8 km of a 600 mm diameter sewer trunk main along the Yuelarbah Management Trail in Glenrock State Conservation National Park, southeast of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Australia gets thermal

Insituform Pacific is proving its capabilities in the trenchless pressure pipe lining field with the successful completion of its first Thermopipe project in Australia.

Sparking Sydney’s CBD

Ausgrid, formally known as EnergyAustralia, will be using a tunnel boring machine as part of the Sydney CityGrid project to construct a new tunnel linking into the existing network of CBD tunnels.

Underground sourcing

An emerging trend in the US, ground source heat pumping is starting to rise in the Australasian market. Here Trenchless Australasia gives you a brief overview of what it is all about and how you can get more information.

Underground sourcing

An emerging trend in the US, ground source heat pumping is starting to rise in the Australasian market. Here Trenchless Australasia gives you a brief overview of what it is all about and how you can get more information.

Rigs in review: a look into the HDD market

Bob Martin, General Manager of HDD Broker Inc.

Despite a challenging 2010 for the vast majority of the world, affecting both contractors and manufacturers, a few new developments still emerged – many involving the horizontal directional drill rig.

The right rig for the job

Trenchless Australasia surveyed some of the major horizontal directional drill manufacturers on their machinery and suppliers to help you choose the right rig for the job. Here we review three rigs ready for action.

Drilling for success

With a comprehensive range of down-hole tools, Tsubaki Australia is providing solutions to complete the job properly the first time around.

Versatile vacuums

Greg Ehm

Truck-mounted vacuum excavation systems are becoming more popular among councils and utilities for the cleaning of waste and storm sewers as they offer users a combination of high water pressure and a powerful vacuum force.

Completing the trenchless package

TT Asia Pacific now supplies a complete range of trenchless equipment, having added vacuum excavation to its line of products.

Ploughing with the Fockersperger

Murphy Pipe and Civil hosted the world’s first demonstration to showcase the capabilities of its FSP 220 Fockersperger, ploughing a 450 mm HDPE pipe. The ploughing technology increases cost-efficiency, improves safety on projects and reduces the impact on environment compared to the traditional open trench methods.

HDD specialist welcomed to DTH

DTH Products has announced the appointment of Greg Ivanovic as its new horizontal directional drilling specialist.

Splashing ahead

An innovative sewer maintenance hole rehabilitation project has earned the Water Infrastructure Group recognition within the concrete repair industry.

New faces on the line

Drilline has appointed Geoff Curtis as General Manager, helping to accelerate the company’s growth and move towards a more strategic business model.

Cook discovers Australia

English expat David Cook moved to Australia to work in the microtunnelling industry in 2008. Here, Mr Cook talks to Trenchless Australasia about his big move down under and the innovative technology that inspired the journey.

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