TasWater will field six finalists in the National Association for Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) annual Awards for Excellence. NAWIC, formed in 1995, is an Australian not-for-profit organisation spearheaded by industry leaders advocating and working toward the goal of an equitable construction industry in which women are involved, heard, and making a difference. The NAWIC provides a forum for members to […]
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Needing to upgrade its electrical infrastructure, TasNetworks undertook the North Hobart Switchgear Replacement Project to replace its existing 11kV switchboards on site at the substation in North Hobart, Tasmania. To deliver the project, TasNetworks needed a partner who could reliably and collaboratively work with them. The substation consists of two 110kV/11kV dual LV winding transformers, which feed four 11kV buses. […]
Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) has marked a significant milestone in its ongoing $177.5 million Water Efficiency Project, generating more than half (8GL) of the project’s promised 15.9GL water savings. Expected to be completed by mid-2023, the project is a successor to GMW’s Connections Project and consists of various asset reconfigurations throughout the Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID). These include the treatment […]
In conjunction with Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and the electrical industry’s leading organisations, NHP has been involved in the launch of the local chapter of ETIM (ETIM Australia and New Zealand) as a founding member. ETIM is an international classification model that provides construction industry participants with a much-needed structure for standardised (technical) product data exchange. The ETIM technical […]
Industry partners will be sought for a $36 million investment into the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) circular economy, which will see the construction of a new large-scale composting facility, and support the development of an additional recycling facility. The $13 million new Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) facility will process up to 50,000t of organic material per year, with […]
It’s hard to accurately predict trends and global events – as witnessed with COVID-19 – but one thing that the rest of 2022 is guaranteed to bring is less certainty when it comes to supply chains. The past two years have shone a light on the fragility of the supply chain, demonstrating that even Australia’s largest construction firms are at […]
The New South Wales State Government will spend $71.5 million on repairs to flood mitigation infrastructure in the Hunter Valley. Almost a quarter of these funds, $21.5 million, will be reinvested into the New South Wales Budget for planned maintenance and additional resources, to ensure Hunter Valley Flood Mitigation Scheme’s continued readiness in responding to natural disasters. The scheme was […]
When selecting a generator for your project, it’s critical to consider the right unit for optimal performance, specific applications, final installations and genset configurations. FG Wilson generators are designed to meet the unique demands of each project and every unit is built for optimal performance in harsh conditions. These robust units provide enough power to support any application, from national […]
A new Office for Water will be established in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to better support water management in and by the state. The new Office for Water will deliver on initiatives to improve access to and understanding of water information and advance the interests and contributions of the local Ngunnawal community. The 2022-23 ACT Budget has allocated $4.2 […]
Recent construction project management software updates will enable improved project controls for stakeholders with automated earned value management (EVM) to accurately track project progress. InEight Inc., a global leader in construction project management software, announced on 15 March 2022 its next installment of software innovations would also include real-time data to improve oversight across project lifecycles and accurate predictive scheduling. […]
by Lachy Haynes, Integrated Infrastructure Partner, PwC Australia With abundant land and high-capacity factor renewable energy resources, Australia has the building blocks to produce globally-competitive green hydrogen to service growing domestic and international markets. The nascent green hydrogen industry in Australia stands to benefit from sovereign commitments to clean hydrogen economies, including major trading partners such as Japan and Korea. […]
It’s common to think of HDD drilling spreads in terms of rig size, but the true workhorse of the spread is in fact the mud pump – a high efficiency positive displacement piston pump. Without these pumps, the drilling fluid cannot be pumped into the bore to either jet drill or motor drill, the bore would not have any stability, […]
Thompson’s Irrifab sensed an opportunity to expand its business when it couldn’t source local contractors to fulfil its smaller civil pipeline jobs, which led it to add a new Vermeer D8x12 HDD to its fleet and train its team up to handle the projects themselves. Thompson’s Irrifab (TI) was started in 1985 by Ray and Greg Thompson, based out of […]
Water Corporation has announced that works to replace 2.1km of aging water pipe along Beaufort Street in the City of Stirling, Perth, have commenced. The three-stage works between April and November are part of the Water Corporations broader Perth-wide replacement of outdated pipes in their network. The City of Stirling will be providing up-to-date information to the community so that […]
A number of jobs will soon be up for grabs for Central Queensland workers as the $367.2 million Rookwood Weir project advances. With these new positions, the long-term project is set to not only help the local area, but also the state of Queensland. The Rookwood Weir project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, delivered in partnership […]
The Federal Government is granting Major Project Status to a $560 million NSW project in order to speed up Australia’s role in the global battery supply chain. Cobalt Blue Holdings’ Broken Hill Cobalt Project will produce 16,700 tonnes of high purity cobalt sulphate per year, a highly sought after form of this critical mineral, used in the manufacture of lithium […]
Residents from Southern Downs and Toowoomba regional councils are invited to share feedback on a proposed pipeline from Toowoomba to Warwick that aims to improve drought resilience. The proposal also aims to provide water supply to Toowoomba regional towns along the route, such as Clifton, while ensuring there are no impacts to Toowoomba’s water security. Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said […]
The Dungog Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in New South Wales’ Hunter Region was commissioned in 1938 – making it over 80 years old – and was acquired by Hunter Water Corporation (Hunter Water) from Dungog Shire Council in 2008. This plant services a township of just over 2,000 residents (just north of Newcastle) and is smack in the middle of […]
Australia and New Zealand’s leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, has a vision that supports the growth of its people, fosters partnerships with its customers, and ensures the wellbeing of the communities it serves. Interflow has earned its top position in the water industry by continually challenging the status quo, and servicing the needs of local councils, water authorities and pipeline […]
Aging water distribution infrastructure and a growing population puts strain on water networks, causing over-pressurised or faulty pipes, which in turn, create non-revenue water. This is a significant challenge for utilities, but reducing water pressure is one of the key ways to minimise this water loss. Retrofitting existing water networks with modern pressure management systems is providing a solution to […]
Daly’s Constructions (Australia) is a family-owned enterprise backed by 50 years of knowledge and experience, having provided substation civil and cable installation works for Australian utilities since the 1970s. Today, Daly’s is recognised as a specialist service provider for the underground electrical infrastructure industry. Daly’s possess in-house capability and experience to manage and construct civil, structural infrastructure and cable installation […]
The proposed route for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project (WVTNP) has been announced, following 18 months of extensive investigations, field surveys and consultation. WVTNP Executive Project Director, Stephanie McGregor, said the route for the 190km transmission line between Sydenham and Bulgana had been designed to run along existing transmission line easements and at a maximum distance from houses as […]
Building information modeling (BIM) allows construction companies to create 3D models of their projects, and is among the top priority investments for these companies in the next five years. This is because they acknowledge BIM is helping and will help represent the future of their projects, and companies, and even the industry as a whole. It may seem curious to […]
You would not expect to find saltwater crocodiles in the suburban streets of Alice Springs. But a new innovation in town, named after famous Top End crocs, is a central feature of a power pole replacement program currently underway. The four engineering fixtures – named Sweetheart, Chopper, Dominator and Stumpy – were developed and patented by Northern Territory utility Power […]
Melbourne Water has revealed the name of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will be powering underneath the Yarra River, replacing the century old Hawthorn Main Sewer. The TBM that will play an integral role in the Hawthorn to Richmond Sewer project will be named after Olympian Victorian rower Lucy Stephan, who powered to gold at the Tokyo Olympics as […]
Construction of the $25 million Ballarat Sewer Build has reached a key milestone, with the successful installation of over 400m of sewer pipe beneath the Ballarat CBD. Stage 1 began in mid-April 2021, with the challenging CBD area completed by open excavation and micro-tunnelling. The sewer pipe was installed beneath Peel Street, from Scott Parade to Little Bridge Street. Works […]
The Wara Paring (Come Walk the Path Together) Indigenous Civil Construction Project is a first-of-its-kind, 100 per cent Indigenous-owned contract services and training initiative working in the Melbourne water industry. Its aim is to build on the successful partnerships that have led to the creation of a small non-destructive digging company and continue to expand to create safe and sustainable […]
Peter Iancov was appointed as Zinfra’ Managing Director in April 2019, becoming the driving force behind one of Australia’s leading utility infrastructure service providers. Mr Iancov said he was attracted by the opportunity to spearhead a major services and projects business that had been developing its capabilities in the energy infrastructure market since 2012. “Zinfra was always a ‘people business’, […]
In November 2020, Zinfra completed construction of the Stockdill 330/132kV Substation and transmission line rearrangement works. The project, completed for TransGrid, provides a key link in the High-Voltage Electricity transmission network by providing a second supply for the ACT, ensuring the ongoing reliability of the network for many years into the future. The works comprised a new 330/132kV substation at […]
It goes without saying that safety is a key concern on any construction site, and lots of work goes into mitigating safety risks and ensuring workers get back home safely at the end of the day. However, not all construction methods are equal in terms of safety, with some methods and machines designed to be inherently safer than others, and […]
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