UEA’s Trenchless Division has taken delivery of its new Gallagher 660 HDD Rig, designed and built in Australia by Gallagher Engineering on the Gold Coast. With the increasing demand for larger diameter pipes over longer distances, the addition of the new 300 tonne pullback machine to UEA’s existing fleet of HDD rigs ensures the company is more than capable to meet the growing demands of the infrastructure boom currently underway in Sydney.
UEA has recently completed a 2.7km package of water main installation in the Nowra and Culburra Beach region, which is approximately 2 hours south of Sydney. The works were spread over eleven sites of the Shoalhaven region. The aim of this package of works was to improve the water supply to a number of dairy farms, coastal towns and suburban areas.
Port Macquarie Hastings Council has committed to undertaking the installation of a pressure sewerage system for the NSW mid-north coast area of North Shore, referred to as the North Shore Pressure Sewerage Scheme. North Shore is an area on the northern side of the Hastings River from Port Macquarie with approximately 700 residents.
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) have awarded a $95 million contract for the upgrade to 1.5 kilometres of Old Wallgrove Road between Roberts Road and the M7 Motorway to Daracon. Work started on site in late November 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2017.
In May 2015 UEA Trenchless Division commenced works on a significant Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) project at Homebush, NSW. This project was the third separable portion in a trenchless project that comprised of 12 drills at four different sites in Sydney’s inner west.
UEA has been award a water main renewal contract in the Shoalhaven region of NSW. The works are spread over eleven sites from Nowra to Culburra Beach. Approximately 2.7 kilometres of water main will be installed, reconnecting 60 houses to the new main. The works are a mix of rural properties including dairy farms and suburban / residential areas.