Water Journal : Water Journal November 2013
WATER NOVEMBER 2013 94 Water Business COE DRILLING WINS INDUSTRY RECOGNITION Coe Drilling Pty Ltd has recently been recognised by its peers and the resources industry for bringing two techniques to Australia for the rst time. The innovations were used for the LNG industry in Gladstone Harbour and were integral due to the close proximity of the works to the environmentally sensitive area of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Coe designed and constructed three HDD pipelines 2125m in length beneath the entrance to Gladstone Harbour and the Narrows to Curtis Island. The pipelines -- two potable water pipelines and a sewer pressure main -- are to facilitate the provision of utility services to meet demand growth associated with LNG facilities in the area. Coe realised that in order to successfully complete the works with minimal harm to the environment, they could not drill from one side. As such, they used intersect technology and gyroscopic steering tools to complete the job. Eamon Foley, Contracts Manager, said that using the technology protected the environment from a potential FRAC-out. "The technology used two rigs where you drill from both sides to meet in the middle," he said. "The gyroscopic steering tools ensured accuracy and negated the need for laying survey tracking cables on the seabed in a busy harbour environment." Coe Drilling worked with sister company Mears Group Inc, which is based in the United States and had previously used these techniques on some of their North America projects. Coe was recognised by the Australasian Society of Trenchless Technology at their annual award ceremony held last week, winning Project of the Year, New Innovation and New Technology, Machine, Tool, Material, System or Technique. NEW LABORATORY METER RELEASED Hanna Instruments has released edgeTM, a full featured laboratory meter with revolutionary design features not usually associated with instrumentation. The meter, which measures pH, conductivity and dissolved oxygen, is incredibly thin and lightweight, measuring only half-an-inch thick and weighing just 250g, and blends elements of portable meters and bench-top meters into a single, seamless design. This versatility allows customers to use edgeTM as a bench-top meter, a portable meter, or even attach it to a wall to free up valuable bench space in a laboratory. In addition to its thin, lightweight design, edgeTM features a large 5.5" LCD with a wide viewing angle, capacitive touch keypad, dual USB ports, cradle with swivel arm electrode holder and an included wall mount. edgeTM works with Hanna's digital smart electrodes. Almost as advanced as the meter Whether it's for drinking, irrigation or industry, Australia's climate and reliance on water has produced some of the world's most innovative suppliers of water products and services. Now there's an online tool that brings all these suppliers together in one central location. ICN's Water Directory is a pivotal connection point for project and procurement managers looking for the best water industry suppliers in our region. This comprehensive directory has a powerful search function that allows you to fnd suppliers with capabilities that exactly match your needs. Combine this with the experience and knowledge of ICN's consultants and you can be sure you'll never miss an opportunity to fnd the perfect partner. Start exploring Australia's ICN Water Directory today at water.icn.org.au All the right connections for the water industry.
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