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From a heritage of underground utility installation going back decades, Vermeer has been a market leader and innovator in the horizontal directional drill (HDD) industry for more than 20 years.
By David Glover, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Tonkin + Taylor With many methods and technologies available for trenchless pipe installation, there is no one-size-fits-all solution – selecting the right technique for the right job is dependent on understanding the ground and groundwater conditions and basing your decision around that. Gauging the ground The best way to gain a thorough understanding of […]
As Melbourne’s population continues to grow, maintaining and upgrading essential infrastructure is a must. More than 5 million people already live in the city, which means sewerage systems need to be able to handle a staggering amount of waste. The Hobsons Bay Main Sewer is responsible for 30 per cent of Melbourne’s wastewater, by transporting it to the Western Treatment […]
Cameron Pearson, owner of Healesville Directional Drilling, has great plans for the business after he took the reins from his father in 2021, and his new Vermeer D40x55DR Horizontal Directional Drill plays a big part in this. Healesville Directional Drilling has been in operation for roughly 20 years, started by Cameron’s father and grandfather. Cameron recently took the lead to […]
The Australian infrastructure sector faces many challenges, including aging assets, digitalisation, and the increasingly intense effects of climate change. Individually they are difficult to manage, but together they present both a perfect storm and an opportunity for innovation. Here, Maxibor explores how Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) can provide innovative solutions to facilitate infrastructure resilience in these challenging times. Maxibor is […]
Water Corporation recently completed a major 43km pipeline to future-proof water supply to the town of Denmark, with Horizontal Directional Drilling techniques employed to help the project avoid disruption to three river and waterway crossing reserves. Situated on Western Australia’s picturesque south coast, Denmark lies within one of the most climate-impacted regions anywhere in the world. Just two years ago […]
It’s not always easy to train new staff or upskill existing workers on Horizontal Directional Drills when downtime is costly and job deadlines need to be met. To help, Vermeer Australia’s new Navigator TM HDD Simulator 2.0 takes the headache out of HDD training. Packed with features, the Horizontal Directional Drill Simulator will train operators on the basics of operating […]
by iSeekplant Vermeer’s D23x30DR S3 rock drill is creating a bonafide dirt storm in the utility installation industry. Learn about how its standout features are game changers for HDD operators here. iSeekplant chats to Vermeer Australia about the D23X30DR S3 rock drill It’s long been said that horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is the future of utility and pipeline installation in […]
by iSeekplant Vermeer’s powerful D40X55DR S3 Rock Drill is changing the face of Horizontal Directional Drilling in Australia through operator focused design, and clever innovations. How Vermeer’s D40X55DR S3 Rock Drill is a game changer for local drillers The past ten years have seen the rapid development and growth of the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) industry, pushed forward by mega-projects […]
When it comes to the installation of underground conduit and pipes, equipment performance is a major factor in achieving a successful outcome, especially in urban or built-up environments.
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Helping to drive the company ethos Underground Network Services is able to provide a high standard of service as the company has invested in a large fleet of trucks and equipment, giving it the resources it needs to face almost any challenge and get the job done, whilst exceeding customers’ expectations, and Vermeer play a vital role in this. “Our […]
Drilling Services Australia (DSA) has taken a strategic approach to procuring equipment for its involvement in the infrastructure boom in Queensland. This approach helps DSA to avoid risks, reduce unnecessary downtime and keep the project on schedule. Established in 2010, DSA — operating under the Zarafa Group in Brisbane — offers excavation and drilling services to projects in the civil […]
When completing HDD projects in urban areas, having equipment that gets the job done quickly, is easy to use, and reduces disturbance to the community are some of the key considerations identified by contractors. After listening to feedback, Vermeer has developed the third generation of directional drills addressing these three factors. The development of the S3 Navigator® HDD product line, which ranges from 20,000 […]
To prepare for major water, civil, defence and telecommunication projects across South Australia, Fulton Hogan recently expanded their equipment holding and are now self-performing trenchless construction projects across the state. Utility spoke with John Herbert, Program Manager SA at Fulton Hogan, to learn more about their new equipment, recent works and the company’s expanded capabilities. A turnkey solution Fulton Hogan […]
Central Park in Sydney’s CBD is a unique urban hub powered largely by a centralised trigeneration thermal plant. The plant provides the energy demands of each building on site via an underground thermal piping network. To expand this energy network to service surrounding infrastructure, a trio of trenchless crossings were dug beneath Broadway, beginning at an unusual depth of 20m […]
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