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1.6 kilometre triumph an Australian first

January 21, 2018

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 (HDD) installation in Australia.

Sole Success

February 26, 2018

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.

Over 5,000 metres of pipelines across the state

February 19, 2018

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 to Gladstone, Sunshine Coast, Darling Downs and Brisbane to successfully install over 5,000 metres of pipelines, connecting regional and urban communities with essential services.

Industry site tour of $24.2 million principal project

December 03, 2017

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.

Clean-cut below Mooloolah River

November 01, 2017

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.

Baffle Creek crossing delivered before the deluge

October 15, 2017

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 eight days, finishing up before the spring deluge hit. 

Engineering students visit Nicklin Way site

September 20, 2017

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.

Loving the planet for National Landcare Week

September 13, 2017

To mark National Landcare Week, Pipeline Drillers, construction partner Dormway, and students from Brightwater State School got their hands dirty to re-establish the vegetation alongside the banks of Mooloolah River last week.

2017 Civil Contractors Federation Earth Awards

August 31, 2017

Congratulations to Brady Marine & Civil for winning the 2017 category 2 award for the Burnett River Discharge Pipeline Project

Introducing HK Full Face Hole Opener

August 17, 2017

Pipeline Drillers' new downhole tool, the Herrenknecht Full Face Hole Opener, entered the ground for the first time earlier this month. 

'Doug' chews through rock for new sewerage pipeline

August 08, 2017

Meet Doug the rock reamer. He’s German, 2.2 metres long, weighs 2.8 tonnes and looks like he belongs with The Transformers. As the first of his kind in Australia, he is going to chew his way through extremely hard rock underneath Nicklin Way to help construct a new 2.5km sewerage pipeline to service the southern end of the Sunshine Coast.

Pipeline Drillers backs future baseball stars

July 16, 2017

For the first time, Pipeline Drillers has sponsored the Little League Gold Coast Pirates in their bid for the 2017 Australian National Championships held in Lismore last month.

Pipeline Drillers' game changer

June 20, 2017

Pipeline Drillers has made a significant $1.4 million capital investment in the business, taking possession of the new Herrenknecht SDD250t. The first to be mobilised on Australian shores, the Slant Directional Drill (SDD) is the latest technology from global leaders in innovation, Herrenknecht, and a game changer for Pipeline Drillers. 

 

World Environment Day 2017

June 04, 2017

Pipeline Drillers is proud of its commitment to the environment implementing numerous practices to contribute to a sustainable future. Pipeline Drillers and the Kawana Cub Scouts will tonight do something positive for the environment by planting over 40 trees along the western corridor of Kawana Way. 

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week

May 28, 2017

This week we celebrate National Reconciliation Week (NRW), a milestone which highlights the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the journey towards reconciliation. 

HDD secures multi-million dollar views south of Byron Bay

May 06, 2017

Pipeline Drillers were called in by Rob Ward Electrical Contractors to complete a difficult undergrounding installation of 140mm HDPE electrical cables extending 230 metres through a private escarpment in Broken Head. 

Awarded Sole Gas Development Project

April 02, 2017

Pipeline Drillers has been awarded the principal contract for the Sole Gas Development Project. The $14 million stage one construction contract involves the bulk earthworks and horizontal directional drilling of the offshore crossing, with works now underway. 

Opening HDD complete for Unitywater's sewerage main upgrade

March 29, 2017

Wyuna Canal crossing, the maiden horizontal directional drill for Unitywater’s 3.2 kilometre Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewerage Pipeline Project is complete after piloting commenced just one month ago. This is the first of three HDD sections to be bored to a final diameter of 1200 millimetres, before installing the new 900 millimetre sewerage pipeline.

6,000 metres in 30 days at Longford

January 29, 2017

In its second season on the Longford to Long Island Point Pipeline Replacement project, Pipeline Drillers as specialist Horizontal Directional Drilling contractor has installed a total of 3,000 metres of 14 inch steel and 3,000 metres of 160mm HDPE at six locations in 30 days. 

Pre-Christmas EBA Vote

January 10, 2017

Pipeline Drillers achieved a majority vote on Wednesday December 21, 2016, signing a new multi-year enterprise bargaining agreement. The workplace agreement covers more than half of Pipeline Drillers’ valued employees, who secured an annual wage increase in line with CPI, in addition to a reassessment of all pay levels.

HDD in the tropics

February 28, 2017

Story published by Trenchless Australasia on the Cairns Regional Council sewer augmentation project, completed by JPMI, with Pipeline Drillers as specialist HDD contractor, for what is believed to be one of Australia's longest one metre diameter drills. 

Snake handling course demonstrates committment to conservation

January 30, 2017

Pipeline Drillers demonstrates it has more skin in the game when it comes to protecting the flora and fauna on site, as our HSEQ Advisor travelled to Closeburn on Friday to complete a Venomous Snake Handling Course.

Maroochydore HDPE pull back

December 05, 2016

Take a look at the horizontal directional drilling installation of HDPE pipe 347 metres in length, under Dalton Street, for M&K and client Unitywater at Maroochydore Town Centre. 

HDPE installation alongside Townsville's famous seaside foreshore

November 27, 2016

Partnering with principal contractor BMD Townsville for the Ross River Rising Main project, Pipeline Drillers has successfully installed 450 millimetres of HDPE by horizontal directional drilling alongside Townsville's iconic The Strand. This horizontal directional drill project encompassed a number of complex elements, a crossing under the Ross River and extremely hard rock conditions of up to 200 MPa

Grundoram ensures Burnett River project success

November 14, 2016

For the first time, Pipeline Drillers has partnered with Brady Marine & Civil to successfully install two new 1,024 millimetre enveloper pipes and 800 millimetre HDPE pipe, for the Burnett River Discharge Pipeline project in Bundaberg.

Pioneering Pipelines for one of Queensland's fastest growing regions

October 27, 2016

Unitywater and contractor Pipeline Drillers today signed a $24.2 million contract to construct two major new sewerage mains on the Sunshine Coast. Construction of the new 5.6 kilometres of pipeline will be completed in 2017 by Pipeline Drillers, to improve the capacity and efficiency of the existing system in readiness for the growing region of Caloundra which is on track to double by 2031.

Innovative Drilling Techniques on the Gateway

October 10, 2016

In just six days Pipeline Drillers has successfully redesigned, mobilised, drilled and installed 267 metres of 3 x 140 millimetre and 2 x 110 millimetre HDPE pipe using horizontal directional drilling under the Gateway Motorway.  ​

2016 Cairns Rising Main K Augmentation Project

July 03, 2016

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. 

Pipeline Drillers upgrades its Certification and Compliance

June 28, 2016

Pipeline Drillers, in a recent strategic decision, has opted to engage Best Practice Certification to provide compliance and certifications services to the growing trenchless construction company.

HDD Yamba Ocean Outfall

February 07, 2016

Ledonne Constructions and Pipeline Drillers installing the DN450 HDPE PN25 Submarine Section of the Ebb-Tide Release Main (1.65km long) for the Yamba Sewerage Augmentation Project.

2km's in 7 days, under the airways!

December 19, 2015

Congratulations to all the team at Pipeline Drillers for the speedy completion of the final bore of 2050m at Brisbane Airport for Caltex Limited. The 2km 10" Steel Pipe was piloted, reamed and pulled back into place, in the impressive timeframe of 7 days.  

Noosa Sewer Replacement........Replaced!

December 02, 2015

Pipeline Drillers are now completing the demobilisation from the Weyba Creek project site. Remediation will soon commence with the successful completion of the HDD Project. Read about the project challenges in Trenchless Australasia's article here. 

Caltex Jet Pipeline Next Pipe Pulled Back

November 01, 2015

Pipeline Drillers and the team have finished their next pull back, as part of the Caltex Limited Jet Fuel Pipeline project. This would not have been possible if not for the efforts and experience of the drilling team.

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