Fire and Recycled Water Mains
Location: Karratha airport
Sewer Project
Location: Roebourne
508 MSCL Water Main Project
Client: Water Corp
Pump station
Rising Main


Water and Sewer Infrastructure:

Construction of water mains and sewer rising mains, including excavation and backfill. The supply fit and place of pipe and fittings, including hydrants, air valves, scour valves, valve & hydrant surfaces boxes and surrounds. The supply and installation of thrust blocks, including the supply and placement of formwork. The construction of headwalls and air valve pits, the disconnection to and connection to existing water mains. Thrust bores under existing railway lines, creeks and other existing land obstacles. The restoration of roads driveways, structures and services and the hydrostatic testing and disinfecting of pipelines.

Pump Station Designs

The construction of new manholes, bypasses and return sewer lines. The fill in of existing wet wells and seal offs. The removal of existing receiving manholes and pipelines adjacent to the station. The construction of new pumpwells, new overflows storage tanks and connection pipelines. The modification and extension of pump station buildings and the construction of access roads. Mechanical and electrical works. Installation of landscaping and drainage works. Testings and commissioning of works.

Other business units fall into the following service categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Building and Development
  • Project Management
  • Plant Hire
  • Environmental Engineering

Prior to Pump Station works commencing January 2006. 

Contruction Stage February 2006. 

Completed works May 2006. 

Civil Works

Firedam Civil provides a number of civil construction services to residential and industrial developers, major infrastructure providers such as Telstra, Optus and Energy Australia and Government agencies that include NSW Department of Commerce, Roads and Traffic Authority and Sydney Water.
Our works have covered a comprehensive range of materials including Steel, DICL, PVC and Concrete pipe work, installations including Distribution, Trunk, Rising and Gravity mains and construction methods including Open-cut, Boring and Horizontal Directional Drilling. In additional to the construction of the infrastructure we also construct associated works such as Jointing Bays, Valve Chambers, and Scour Chambers, Pump Stations and Upgrades of Water and Sewer Treatment Plants.


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Communication and Energy Infrastructure - Installation of telecommunications infrastructure including multiple conduit banks, cast in situ as well as precast pits, low impact pit and pipe systems, internal building work, open cut and directional drilling, fibre optic cable installations, communications infrastructure design and route selection. Firedam has carried out a number of "Turn Key" type projects, whereby all activities from concept design to commissioning were carried out in-house.

In addition to infrastructure construction side of our business Firedam Civil is pre-qualified on to Sydney Water's - 'Water Services Construction' panel in the categories of 'Trenching and Associated Works' and 'Provision of Plant and Equipment Hire', and is one of only fifteen selected contractors for the construction of MSCL mains above 375mmØ.

Firedam Civil has just recently been accepted on to the Water Corporation of Western Australia's list of approved contractors to tender on major works. We are also on their selected minor works panel for works up to the value of one million dollars.

Gas Reticulation Systems

Firedam Civil has a strong history with the planning, design and construction supervision of a wide variety of Natural Gas Reticulation Systems. Our ability to provide all the necessary engineering expertise gives us a unique advantage.

Firedam Civil have strong expertise in all aspects of pipeline engineering. Our expert teams are renowned for developing novel low cost design solutions.

Firedam Civil has been associated with the successful installation of thousands of kilometres of gas and water landlines. Our experience covers all issues affecting onshore pipelines and our services extend into all aspects of control and communication systems, management advice and technical design.

Gas Line Construction

Firedam Boring Capacity - Horizontal Directional Drilling

We have recently updated acquired our fleet of horizontal directional drilling machines and purchased four new machines. They are capable of completing bores from 50mm to 900mm in diameter in all types of ground conditions and material


Boring Experience

Firedam Civil have completed many km of bores, some in very difficult terrain. The following represents a brief summary of our past experience with several clients. Other clients included developers, civil contractors, builders, water utility bodies, local government and other government departments.

Karratha Airport – Hydraulic Upgrade
Road crossings from 150mm to 300mm diameter in Pindan type material for water, sewer, fire and recycled fluids.

City of Armadale
350mm diameter boreholes crossing roads and footpaths that the client did not want to demolish. The lengths of borehole varied from 20m to 520m.
Energy Australia
Several bores in the Sydney Region. Various sizes from 120mm to 350mm in diameter.

Sydney Water
Firedam have been boring for Sydney Water for over fifteen years. We have completed some boreholes of very large diameter and length in the Blue Mountains for gravity sewer up to 800mm for a 600mm carrier. Firedam have also completed some 900mm diameter MSCL welded boxes at various locations. Back to back, we estimate that the total of these works to be up to 30km in length.

Workcover Australia
A number of bores were completed for Workcover Australia (the governing safety organisation for site works).

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)
Numerous bores at different locations were constructed under rail lines for water, sewer and electrical conduit. This work was carried out during the upgrade of several railway stations in NSW.

New Plant and Equipment
1 x VERMEER D24 x 40 Navigator - Horizontal Directional Drill
2 x VERMEER D20 x 22 Navigator - Horizontal Directional Drill
1 x DITCH WITCH JT 1220 - Horizontal Directional Drilling System

These new machines sit on their own trucks and travel with a full complement of staff, vacuum excavation and non-destructive equipment, 2.5 tonne excavators, locators and mud mixers.

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