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Watermain renewal in Gijón

In 2012, Spain’s local water provider, Empresa Municipal de Aguas de Gijón, was faced with yearly water losses of 754,224 cubic meters from one of the company’s major trunk mains. Through the use of trenchless methods, the water provider was able to reduce cost and impact to citizens.

Trenchless contractors wanted for sewers, optical cable laying and HDD machinery

Wed, 10 December 2014 Opportunities await trenchless contractors in Pakistan, India, Uganda and South Africa for pipe relining and construction works.

National Sewer association announces pipeline inspection software upgrade

Wed, 10 December 2014 The National Association of Sewer Service Companies system will include technical updates, educational benefits and an asset management appendix.

US mid-terms spell asset expansion

Tue, 25 November 2014 Following the US mid-term elections American Water has gained a healthy boost to its portfolio.

Northern Ireland commences $US7 million sewerage project

Tue, 25 November 2014 A $US7 million sewerage improvement project that includes trenchless methods has commenced in the Holywood and Kinnegar region.

Calling all civil contractors for international trenchless contracts

Tue, 25 November 2014 Several projects worldwide have released tenders for trenchless works including an infrastructure upgrade in New Zealand, a rehabilitation/inspection and cleaning of existing sewers in Canada and a major construction project to improve the water and sanitation system in Bangladesh.

Bournemouth gets a refresh

Tue, 25 November 2014 Wessex Water’s ongoing rehabilitation works in Bournemouth, UK, continue.

Pipe lining project first in Brazil

Tue, 25 November 2014 Nu Drain Brazil, a partner of Nu Flow Technologies Inc., has completed its first pipe lining project in Brazil.

Trenchless contractors required for upcoming work in Canada and the US

Tue, 25 November 2014 A variety of projects involving sewer construction and rehabilitation work requiring trenchless contractors have been announced across the US and Canada.

Tenders announced across the US and Canada

Tue, 29 July 2014 Tenders have been issued across the US and Canada for construction, rehabilitation and CCTV inspection works using trenchless methods.

Tunnelling under the Chalco Valley

Wed, 16 July 2014 A giant canal tunnel will be built using an earth pressure balance tunnelling machine in Mexico’s Chalco Valley over the next three years, following the contract being awarded early 2014.

Mexico and Spain to travel down a similar road

Wed, 16 July 2014 A significant public works partnership between Mexico and Spain will pave the way for infrastructure improvements.

Obama signs up for better water infrastructure

Wed, 16 July 2014 US President Barack Obama has signed off on measures to improve water infrastructure in the US, which is pegged to increase supply demands for US manufacturers.

New tunnel set to improve water flow

Wed, 18 June 2014 Horizontal directional drilling techniques are being applied to a gravity sewer pipeline being constructed in Magnolia, Washington, to solve water overflow issues within the US state.

The ruling is in on Washington D.C. pipe replacement plan

Thu, 12 June 2014 A 40-year accelerated pipe replacement plan has been tentatively approved Washington D.C., US, which will see dramatic improvements for the ageing gas infrastructure.

UKSTT Award winner ventures to Oz

In 2012, Alex Aulds won the UKSTT Young Engineer Award for his paper on Wessex Water’s utilisation of UV liners to mitigate impacts to customers, and novel ways the water utility has utilised the longitudinal glass to act as a bridge. In March 2013, Mr Aulds decided to spend his travel bursary to visit the rehabilitation company Interflow in Sydney, Australia. Here, Mr Aulds provides an account of his travels.

Meet the GSTT

Members of the trenchless community in Germany have held key leadership positions in the organisation of early trenchless events and in the formation of ISTT. Dietrich Stein was a charter member of the ISTT Board and served as its Vice President in the late 1980s and Rolf Bielecki served as Chairman of ISTT from 1996–98.

From the Chairman’s desk

This past quarter started out slowly (as usual) in terms of activities, but then got busy towards the end of February and throughout March. Vice Chairman Derek Choi, Former Chairman Dr Ray Sterling and I were in Beijing in February and had the opportunity to visit with members of the Chinese Society for Trenchless Technology (CSTT). We had a wonderful dinner during the Lantern Festival signifying the end of Chinese New Year. The three of us also attended the 2013 Large Scale Horizontal Directional Drilling Summit while in Beijing. Dr Sterling and I gave presentations at the event, which attracted over 100 attendees. During the Summit, all attendees went on an informative tour of Vermeer Corporation’s manufacturing facility in China.

An incredible glimpse into New York’s underground

Tue, 19 March 2013 New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released images of tunnel works happening beneath the streets of Manhattan as part of the East Side Access project, which will connect the Long Island Rail Road’s Main and Port Washington lines in Queens to a new terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal.

Large-scale investment in Glasgow’s wastewater infrastructure

Tue, 5 March 2013 Glasgow’s wastewater infrastructure will receive a £250 million upgrade under the biggest investment in the Greater Glasgow area’s wastewater network in more than a century.

Sewer rehabilitation in Poland

Tue, 5 March 2013 Two egg-profile sewer lines in Kety, Poland, have been rehabilitated using a spiral-wound pipe method.

Sewer investigation work gets underway in East Belfast

Tue, 19 February 2013 As part of Northern Ireland Water’s study into the upgrade of the sewerage infrastructure in East Belfast, an essential program of sewer investigation work will commence February 2013 in the Mount Merrion area.

Book your social ticket to 2013

Tue, 19 February 2013 The social events and touring opportunities have been confirmed for internationals attending the Sydney-based No-Dig Down Under 2013, and include both the official conference events, such as a tour on the beautiful Sydney Harbour and the Awards night and Gala dinner at an iconic Sydney location, as well as a chance to walk the Sydney Harbour bridge, hold a koala and eat truly ‘Aussie’ local cuisine.

Registrations open for ISTT No-Dig 2013

Tue, 5 February 2013 The ISTT and Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology invite you to register early and save for the 31st ISTT Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Sydney from 1-4 September 2013.

Meet the partners of ISTT No-Dig 2013

Wed, 23 January 2013 Trenchless Australasia introduces you to the event partners and sponsors already locked in for the 31st ISTT No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, to be located in Sydney from 1-4 September 2013.


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