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Completing projects across Australia, Pipeline Drillers has established itself as the leading authority in the Horizontal Directional Drilling industry, while continuing to develop new and innovative methods for the trenchless installation of steel and HDPE pipelines.

1.2 kilometre installation on Kawana Island

Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewerage Pipeline

Pipeline Drillers worked within tight site constraints next to one of the Sunshine Coast’s most utilised roadways, Kawana Way, to pull-through the 1,200 metre pipeline in under 15 hours.

Pipeline Drillers triumph over 1.6 km pipeline

The largest horizontal directional drill of its kind in Australia

Pipeline Drillers has accomplished the highly anticipated 1.6 kilometre Nicklin Way section of the new Caloundra Sewerage Pipeline, said to be the largest and longest horizontal directional drilling installation in Australia.

HDD Pull Back

Maroochydore Rising Main Project

M&K Pipelines engaged Pipeline Drillers to install a 630 millimetre high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, at a length of 347 metres for the Maroochydore Rising Main upgrade project. This video captures pipe pull back.

2016 Cairns Rising Main K Augmentation Project

Watch our trenchless expertise in action installing with precision a large diameter 1000 millimetre HDPE PN16 pipe at a length of 340 metres using our Gallagher HDD maxi rig. 

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January 01, 2020

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December 19, 2019

Gladstone Regional Council Emergency Works – Auckland Creek

The Pipeline Drillers team did an excellent job battling the summer heat and an environmentally sensitive location as part of emergency works for Gladstone Regional Council. These works entailed a 710mm PN20 HDPE 180 meter HDD Crossing under Auckland Creek, Gladstone, Queensland.

November 29, 2019

Isle of Capri Bridge – Gold Coast

Pipeline Drillers engaged HDD techniques to install two (2) x 710mm HDPE pipes under Isle Capri Bridge, Gold Coast. This highly populated location ensured the team efficiently utilized HDD techniques to install the 270 meter and 140 meter pipes without any complications.

September 25, 2019

Trenchless Road Crossing Under Goombi Fairymeadow Road

Pipeline Drillers successfully completed a project for CPB Contractors which involved installing two (2) conduits under Goombi Fairymeadow Road, to help sustain gas production within the Appling’s development fields. The team did an excellent job to install the 2 x 60 meter lengths of 110mm & 180mm HDPE in rock ground conditions.

September 12, 2019

ASTT New Installation Project of the Year – Caloundra Sewerage Transport System

Congratulations to Unitywater and Pipeline Drillers who were awarded Winners for the ASTT New Installation Project of the Year for the Caloundra Sewerage Transport System Project at No-Dig Down Under 2019.  This award recognizes innovation, advancements in technology, environmental benefits and occupational health and safety benefits in new installation projects using trenchless technology.

July 23, 2019

Spiecapag Australia – Atlas Lateral Project

The crew at Pipeline Drillers recently completed two (2) Horizontal Directional Drilling road crossings (under Sundowns Road & Gadsbys Road) to install a high pressure gas pipeline, combining a total of 175 meters in length. These HDD installations took place within the Surat Basin, QLD as part of the Atlas Lateral Project for Spiecapag Australia.

July 09, 2019

MPC Kinetic - Saltbush Rd, Roma

The Pipeline Drillers team accomplished a 270 meter drill & install of 315mm HDPE pipe under Saltbush Rd, Roma, located in the environmentally sensitive vegetation conservation area of the Grafton Range.

June 29, 2019

MPC Kinetic – Argyle-9 Creek Crossings

MPK Kinetic engaged Pipeline Drillers to drill & install 450mm pipes utilizing horizontal directional drilling techniques to successful completed two (2) installations. This HDD component formed part of The QGC Gathering and Wellsite Construction Project.

May 31, 2019

Works Completed at Caloundra

Pipeline Drillers battled various ground conditions under the populated Caloundra Road on the Sunshine Coast to drill and install 800 meters of 710mm PN20 HDPE pipe. This project was delivered for the Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture.

April 30, 2019

ERIC Pipeline Project

Congratulations to the team at Pipeline Drillers who have successfully installed four (4) HDD crossings as part of the Eurombah Reedy Interconnect Pipeline (ERIC) Project for MPC Kinetic. This project consisted of four (4) HDD pipelines of 800m (710mm), 800m (500mm), 700m (710mm) and 700m (500mm), installed under two highly sensitive areas - Eurombah Creek and Slates Hill Creek.

April 16, 2019

2020 i14 Worlds Regatta Sponsorship

Pipeline Drillers have generously sponsored The Perth Dinghy Sailing Club in support of the 2020 i14 Worlds regatta held in Perth. This is predicted to be one of the largest high performance skiff sailings regattas that Perth has seen. Click below to read more.

March 31, 2019

Works Commenced at Caloundra

Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture engaged Pipeline Drillers to drill & install 800 meters of 710mm PN20 HDPE Pipe in various ground conditions under the busy Caloundra Road on the Sunshine Coast. This project forms part of the Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway Upgrade.

March 30, 2019

18 Meters Under Narrabri Creek

The Pipeline Drillers team has recently made the news for successfully installing two pipes, 400mm and 315mm, both 18 meters deep under the Narrabri Creek. These pipe installs formed a key section to the Narrabri water augmentation scheme. Click below to read the article.

October 30, 2018

Tanami Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Pipeline Drillers battled the heat and extreme remote location of the Tanami Desert, North West of Alice Springs to install a total of 525 meters of steel gas pipe across five separate bores. The Pipeline Drillers team worked tirelessly to complete all five bores in the harsh conditions. The project was completed on time and within budget.  

October 04, 2018

Water Corporation Success

Water Corporation recently engaged Pipeline Drillers to install two (2) bores of 530 meters and 1,340 meters, consisting of very soft sand ground conditions under valuable assets such as a major highway and protected wetlands in Perth, WA. Prior to the commencement of works, the combined knowledge of Pipeline Drillers' experts pursued to utilise the appropriate controls suited to the conditions of the area, which ultimately lead to the successful completion of a challenging project.

October 02, 2018

IPIPE - Wilkie Creek Crossing

Pipeline Drillers was challenged by Arrow Energy  Drillers to construct two (2) 235 meter HDD crossings beneath Wilkie Creek, West of Dalby, QLD, as part of Arrow Energy’s Titan Project. Varied ground conditions of sand and sandstone the crew successfully installed both a 630mm and 450mm HDPE pipe.

Bribie Island Ocean Outfall

Pipeline Drillers crew worked closely with Harcan Marine operations in a highly environmentally sensitive area to successfully construct one (1) single 175m HDD ocean outfall bore extending from the dunes to the ocean floor of Woorim Beach, Bribie Island, QLD.

February 26, 2018

Sole Success

Sole Gas Development Project stage one is now complete with the umbilical liner and coated steel mainline constructed and installed. Congratulations and thanks to all Pipeline Drillers crew and partners for your tireless efforts to develop innovative solutions to accomplish this challenging ocean outfall.

February 19, 2018

Over 5,000 metres of pipelines across the state

After a busy finish to 2017, Pipeline Drillers’ has taken a moment to recap on the last 3 months which saw our HDD specialist crews mobilize across the state to successfully install over 5,000 metres of pipelines. 

December 03, 2017

Industry site tour of $24.2 million principal project

As interest in Unitywater's 5.6 km Caloundra and Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewerage Pipelines project build, Queensland Urban Utilities, Noosa Shire Council, and Unitywater attended an insider tour of the $24.2 million major project last month.

November 01, 2017

Clean-cut under Mooloolah River

Pipeline Drillers has accomplished a 315-metre crossing beneath the Mooloolah River to mark the second horizontal directional drill and the start of Unitywater's new 3.2 kilometre Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewerage Pipeline.

October 15, 2017

Baffle Creek crossing delivered before the deluge

Pipeline Drillers has successfully replaced in record time, a 365 metre section of gas pipeline extending beneath Baffle Creek. The crew drilled and installed the new 100 millimetre steel pipe in just eight days, finishing up before the spring deluge hit. 

October 02, 2017

ASTT Project of the Year - New Installation Award

Congratulations to Unitywater who has taken out the ASTT award for 'Project of the Year - New Installation' for the Weyba Creek Noosa Sewer Rising Main. Pipeline Drillers are proud to have been the specialist horizontal directional drilling contractor to complete this project.

September 20, 2017

Engineering students visit Nicklin Way site

University of Sunshine Coast engineering and environmental science students visited Pipeline Drillers' Nicklin Way site yesterday, to learn how science, technology and engineering are being applied to Unitywater’s Caloundra Sewerage Pipeline Project.

August 30, 2017

2017 Civil Contractors Federation Earth Awards

Congratulations to Brady Marine & Civil who have taken out the Civil Contractors Federation Queensland (Category 2) Earth Award for the Burnett River Discharge Pipeline Project.

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