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Trenchless Australasia

September 2012

From the Chairman’s Desk

Trevor Gosatti, ASTT Chairman

This edition of Trenchless Australasia leads us into Trenchless Live 2012, to be held in Melbourne at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 23-24 October 2012. It promises to be a fantastic event to promote and learn about the trenchless industry in Australia and New Zealand.

From the ASTT Secretary

On behalf of the ASTT, I extend a warm welcome to the following new members:

Looking forward to another exciting year

Kate Pemberton

As we reflect upon the success of the ASTT Roadshow, product launches such as the Trenchless Australasia online shop, and the ongoing growth of our partnership with the ASTT, it is pleasing to see so many wonderful achievements in 2012.

State of the industry: a no-dig snapshot

In the second installation of Trenchless Australasia’s ongoing state of the industry series, we take a look at major developments in Victoria and the Northern Territory as reported by Victorian Councillor Chris Frangos and Northern Territory Councillor Peter Lockett.

Making the most of the greatest show IN earth

This October the Australasian trenchless industry gathers in Melbourne for the second Trenchless Live event. Here, we preview the event and highlight all the things you’ll want to see and do at the greatest show in earth.

AXIS of power

Just outside the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Vermeer’s AXIS guided boring system is being used to install part of a new recycled water facility.

Spiral wound success in Albury

Kembla Watertech’s DiaFit pipelining team recently completed Albury’s most complex sewer rehabilitation project, valued at nearly $A2 million, for Albury City Council.

Insituform goes from strength to strength

Insituform continues to build on its worldwide reputation as a pioneer and leader in the pipeline rehabilitation industry since its inception in 1971. Here, Trenchless Australia takes a look at the work the company has performed as a part of the Sydney SewerFix program.

Deep sea HDD

The Queensland desalination plant recently turned to UEA Trenchless for the installation of a sea water intake pipe by directional drilling.

Pipe jacking in the west

A ground breaking project for HOBAS pipe in Western Australia’s Pilbara Region is expected to be completed later this year.

Sophistication in large diameter pipeline inspection

By Ian Bateman, Director Interflow

Interflow, through its partnership with Drain Surgeons NZ and Cleanflow NZ, is now able to offer Australian water authorities a sophisticated large diameter pipeline inspection system that’s capable of providing accurate, objective data on the condition of pipeline both above and below the water line.

New trenchless tenders and recent awards

Trenchless Australasia takes a look at some of the biggest trenchless tenders recently awarded in Australasia, and reminds readers of upcoming tenders that will be seeking trenchless services.

Protecting Bendigo bush with HDD

The final stage of works is now underway for Coliban Water’s Raywood-Sebastian Pipeline, which will utilise directional drilling to preserve protected native bushland and to navigate under a creek.

Making the impossible possible

Trenchless Advisor explains how horizontal directional drilling was the technique of choice when a rising main was recently installed in difficult conditions in New South Wales.

Pioneering the bore

Pezzimenti Tunnelbore has recently completed a range of projects across the country, showcasing the company's impressive microtunnelling skills.

Microtunnelling under Deebing Creek

Queensland Urban Utilites recently co-ordinated a site visit at the Deebing Creek Project in Ipswitch, Queensland, demonstrating the microtunnelling of a 500 m gravity sewer main with Rob Carr slurry microtunnelling machines.

New technology makes a GEM of a project

When GEM Industrial Services was invited to contract on the Lonsdale Lakes Rising Main project, the company seized the opportunity and commissioned Victoria's first high-end HP butt fusion welder.

The importance of integration

Integrated marketing communication is essential in today’s multi-platform age, and for marketers, consistency and execution is key.

Perfecting detecting

Advances in electromagnetic field pipe and cable locators are making it easier for all users to locate faster and more accurately, explains Access Detection Director Anthony Johnstone.

Coliban Water digs Trenchless Technology

Coliban Water is one of the larger Victorian regional urban water authorities, and is no stranger to embracing trenchless techniques. The utility talks with Trenchless Australasia on its preferred methods for upgrading and installing assets, and major projects that are being undertaken in 2012 and beyond.

Relining in the wild

As part of Sydney Water’s SewerFix Program, Kembla Watertech recently completed the rehabilitation of wastewater assets within dense bushland in Bangor, overlooking Sydney’s Woronora River.

Trenchless rehabilitation of drinking water networks

In the ever expanding urban areas of Asia, Australia and New Zealand, a reliable drinking water supply is of utmost importance, however, this often presents technical, economic and organisational challenges to water authorities, says Sekisui Ribloc.

Drilling fluid solutions for all projects

China-based GN Solids provides solutions for drilling fluids and waste control for projects of all scales and sizes.

DTH partners with SEI and Mud Technology

Drilling equipment supplier DTH Products has recently teamed up with two major new suppliers, expanding the range of products offered to the Australasian trenchless industry.

Raptor - the latest from Mud Technology

The latest offering from Mud Technology International, a full service equipment company in the solid control industry, is the RS-600, otherwise known as the Raptor.

One of a kind at Trenchless Live

At Trenchless Live 2012, Veolia Water Network Services will be displaying the only dry suction excavation technology in Australia.

Australian borers to your door

Air Powered Services offers a comprehensive range of equipment to the trenchless industry from some of the world's leading manufacturers.

Success in a long shot

With the assistance of Iplex fusible PVC pipe, a New Zealand distance record for a continuous directionally drilled shot was set.

Protect your network with BaSYS

At Trenchless Live 2012, Barthauer will be showing delegates how their BaSYS software can assist in network monitoring.

Pipe maker expands offerings

PPI Corporation has recently expanded the capabilities of its New Zealand arm, and is now able to offer clients high quality PE100 pipe in sizes to 450 mm.

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