Trenchless Australasia October 2010
The report for this edition of Trenchless Australasia leads us in to the Trenchless Live Event being held at Coffs Harbour Showgrounds 18–20 October 2010. The ASTT and partner Great Southern Press are proud to bring this trenchless “live” type of event for the first time to the Australasian calendar to showcase the trenchless industry further. It is a great opportunity for those in the industry to demonstrate their technology to clients and stakeholders in a safe and comfortable environment.
New Members On behalf of the ASTT, I extend a warm welcome to the following new members:
2011 marks the 20th Anniversary of the ASTT. As the industry looks to next year and beyond, Great Southern Press has some big plans for Trenchless Australasia.
RS Technik has announced the appointment of Steve Wierzchowski as its new Technical Director, who will serve as the technical interface between the company’s European technology and the unique applications and specifications in North, South and Central America.
The ASTT and Great Southern Press have signed a new agreement to deliver trenchless events into the future.
During a recent visit to Vietnam, Cheryl Meredith – wife of Kembla Watertech owner Chris – visited an orphanage and was made aware that the orphanage needed help with repairs to many items, including the sewer system.by Randy Happel, Features Writer, Two Rivers Marketing
Product innovation and putting customer needs first has fuelled Vermeer Corporation on a quest to become a global leader in trenchless equipment and technology.
Perth-based pipeline rehabilitation specialists Drilline Pty Ltd recently completed their most complex project to date, involving the CIPP relining of over 650 m of oviform sewer pipes through Perth’s city centre.
UEA has recently completed a 1,403 m horizontal directional drill of 500 mm HDPE from Brightmore Reserve in Cremorne for the SewerFix Wet Weather Alliance as part of the Eaton Street Wet Weather Storage Facility in Neutral Bay, on the north shore of Sydney Harbour.
Coffs Harbour is a major regional city on the Mid-North Coast of New South Wales, midway between Sydney and Brisbane, with a population of approximately 70,000 people. With more than 1,385 km of water infrastructure assets, Coffs Harbour City Council, through its business unit Coffs Harbour Water, has an active asset management program in place.by Roger Bartlett – Project Management Engineer, written for the ASTT 2000 Newsletter
Delving deep into the archives of trenchless projects, Trenchless Australasia reviews the Balnarring beach project – when all options seemed exhausted, Trenchless Technology saved the day.
In our continuing series of ASTT Councillor profiles, in this edition of Trenchless Australasia we talk to ASTT Victorian Council Representative, Chris Frangos, of Kembla Watertech.
The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) is the latest incarnation of an organisation that has undergone various evolutions over the past century. Here Trenchless Australasia talks to CEO Chris Champion on achievements, projects and what the future holds for the organisation.
DrillTec has successfully completed drilling works for the installation of the offshore gas pipeline as part of the Devil Creek Development Project, 40 km southwest of Dampier in Western Australia.by Chas Jandu, Mike Taylor, and Stephen Humphrey, Andrew Francis & Associates, Ripley, UK.
As part of a major pipeline construction project, Laing O’Rourke was required to install a section of pipeline beneath a river estuary. Due to a number of reasons it was not possible to negotiate the crossing using conventional techniques such as horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and an alternate method had to be sought.
When the floods hit Kempsey Shire Council, New South Wales, in May 2009 its pipeline was washed away. Arogen is helping to reconstruct the infrastructure with the help of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to ensure the local community a sound water supply.
Hard Metal Industries, national manufacturer and supplier of tungsten and diamond drilling tools, offers a large range of quality tools.
Coe Drilling has recently increased its HDD capabilities with the purchase of an American Augers DD1080 HDD Rig.
Three years on and Trenchless Advisor Pty Ltd has established itself as a leading independent advisor within the trenchless industry. As populations expand and infrastructure needs increase, so too does the requirement for trenchless services. Established through the needs and requests of asset owners, Trenchless Advisor offers clients an independent assessment of their proposed trenchless projects before the final design and construction has taken place.
February 2011 marks the 65th anniversary for Melfred Borzall, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of horizontal directional drilling tools and supplies.by Joanne Stewart, ADG Global Supply
There are an increasing numbers of drilling fluid systems becoming available around the globe as the industry strives to produce the ultimate fluid. This is why it is so essential for decision makers to stay up-to-date with developments and be in a position to make a well-informed choice regarding muds for their project.
“HDG Bentonil makes life much easier and saves me a fortune.”
AMC has a long and successful history of providing quality drilling fluids and on site support to its customers.
Vermeer has introduced the industry-first flex-angle drill, capable of completing steep-angle geothermal loop installations. Heating and cooling using geothermal energy is an emerging industry that will be a boon to trenchless contractors.
Geothermal heating and cooling technology is relatively new to Australasia and is an emerging market for contractors. Here Trenchless Australasia looks at a successful geothermal energy project in Germany that was installed using trenchless methods.
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 the services in each region. We make clear the information and contacts you need to get that next underground infrastructure contract.
Recent research by MWH shows that over three quarters of Australians would prefer more infrastructure be built when it comes to Australia’s water supply.
Starky products are helping to set new standards for the safe deployment of underground CCTV equipment, allowing customers to go further and do more.by Ian Bateman, Interflow
Interflow performed its first pipeline renewal project in 1991 with Rib Loc’s Expanda product. Since these early days a vibrant industry has developed in Australia where many hundreds of kilometres of sewer pipes are now renewed annually, with approximately 50 per cent of them being done with Expanda.
The IBAK Panoramo SI is bringing a new level of inspection capability to manholes, allowing for complete and rapid optical establishment of their condition.
As the demand for PE pipe in Trenchless Technology installations and pipe renovation projects within Australasia grows, so too does the demand for a reliable and innovative Electrofusion solution.
Reservoir Maintenance Contractors (RMC) Pty Ltd has invested in the IBAK range of CCTV equipment, giving them complete functionality across the Panoramo range.by Rainer Hermes, Hermes Technologie.
Working in shafts and sewers has always been dangerous, as they can be affected by dirt, noise, humidity and in some cases sewer gases, and should be given extra care with respect to safety issues.
PPI Corporation has a new PE sewer pipe that allows for easy internal viewing of the pipe for maintenance and inspections.
Kembla Watertech is adding a new product to its suite of rehabilitation methods – spiral wound pipe.By Steve Davies, APIA Policy Adviser
The Australian Pipeline Industry Association is developing a low-key campaign to engage with planning authorities and to raise awareness of gas transmission infrastructure and issues. APIA has begun to reach out to state planning departments, and the early responses have been positive.
In early 2008 Vivax announced the release of their new range of CCTV inspection cameras. Since then this range has gone on to be one of the most successful systems on the Australian market. The cameras are used in a wide variety of applications from sewer inspection to inspecting dam walls.
Dial Before You Dig provides important information about existing underground infrastructure for contractors involved in excavation projects. However, there is more to protecting Australia’s underground assets than making a phone call.by Anthony Johnstone, Access Detection
The traditional locator has been around in one form or another for over 100 years. Although there have been many advancements with the humble pipe and cable locator they still work on the same principles of the first locators ever built.
Over the last couple of years the National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA) has been working closely with JB Hunter Technology to develop a competency-based course on “how to locate”. From the outset the industry was involved and after a series of workshops with experienced locators the course was written and then proved in field trials.
Building upon its proud heritage of delivering the most innovative tools in the market, Ridge Tool Australia is proud to announce the SeeSnake LT1000 Laptop Interface System as part of RIDGID’s commitment to continual development of technological precision products.
Insituform’s cured-in-place-pipe lining systems continue to break new ground in the rehabilitation of severely deteriorated pipelines. This was again proven on two recent projects where sewer mains were found to be on the brink of collapse, which could have resulted in severe environmental and structural damage.
Moreton Bay Regional Council, which services a rapidly-growing region just north of Brisbane, has recently undertaken a $A6 million contract to upgrade the sewer system at Murrumba Downs. Part of this contract involved the installation of sewer pipe using Trenchless Technology.
Sydney Water has awarded a contract to Kembla Watertech Pty Ltd for the design, manufacture, supply and installation of over 3.25 km of oviform sewer that are some of Sydney’s oldest.
AHD Trenchless has recently completed a successful project, drilling on grade with precision accuracy at University Hill, Bundoora, Victoria.
Water Infrastructure Group was a finalist in the New South Wales 2010 Civil Contractors Federation Earth Awards.
Cromford Pipe offers a range of pipes and accessories for all your piping needs