A Fibre Optic Cable Relocation Project incorporating a River
Due to the drought an existing conduit that was once
buried meters under the Hunter River was now exposed and no longer underground.
The council was also building a new bridge across the river the only problem was that the
old bridge contained fibre optic cable installed in conduit running underneath it.
This conduit needed to be relocated.
Continual Drought in the Hunter Region exposed an
existing conduit containing Fibre Optic Cable in the Hunter River.
The Old Bridge on the left has conduit containing
Fibre Optic Cable running under it and must be relocated prior to it being demolished.
Continual Drought in the Hunter Region exposed an existing conduit containing Fibre Optic Cable in the Hunter River
Bastow Civil Constructions Pty Ltd and the use of
trenchless technology came to the rescue to relocate the conduit from the old bridge into
the ground under the river and thus also solving the problem of the exposed conduit.
Using Horizontal Directional Drilling Bastow Civil Constructions were able to install new
conduit deep under the Hunter River into the rock shelf situated meters below to ensure
that the existing problem would never occur again.
Even though the ground level was meters above the river level the drill rig was able to be
set up in an easily accessible area and drill the required depths to safely install new
conduit under the river and up the other side of the embankment and continue to level
Drilling worksite setup is many meters from the river bank to ensure that correct depths can be achieved to install the conduit deep under the river.