Underground Installations | South Australia

Underground Installations Pty Ltd is one of the leading directional boring and trenching contractors in Australia, providing full service underground utility installation services for both public and private sectors, end to end. With extensive experience with specialised civil and mining contracts, we take on projects that involve everything including horizontal directional drilling, trenching, pit and pipe installation, and cable hauling.

Our history

UGI commenced operations in 2000 as a South Australia based company delivering underground service installations and associated works. The company has fixed bases located in Adelaide (Lonsdale) and Port Augusta, the capability to provide services in the metropolitan area and all regional areas.


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The UGI experience

Headquartered in South Australia, we deliver practical and sustainable solutions which optimise resource utilisation and improve efficiency. Our diverse fleet of plant and equipment, which includes rock drills, rock saws, and more, help us provide a wide range of services including directional boring, copper cable and optic fibre installation, and trenching.

We are actively involved in the installation of telecommunications networks throughout South Australia. We provide an extensive range of plant equipment for a comprehensive range of services.


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Trustworthy utility installation services

Our focus on safety and work excellence has helped us drive our company to new heights and achieve bigger goals. The foundation of our success is our team that works relentlessly to ensure superior quality of services. We own a fleet of specially fitted vehicles which deliver suburb results in extreme conditions as well.

UGI and its employees are fully accredited for pit, pipe, and cable installation and associated plant equipment. The company has been commended by its clients for the quality and timeliness of its work. Our client base has included ABB Pty Ltd, UGL, Silcar Communications, Downer Group, Service Stream Communications, Visionstream Communications, Nextgen Networks, SA Power Networks, Vocus Communications, TPG, and Telstra.


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Our services

  • Directional boring (including in rock)
  • Vacuum excavation
  • Copper and optic fibre installation
  • Copper and optic fibre laying 
  • Trenching
  • Rock sawing
  • Dial Before You Dig cable location
  • Backfilling
  • Compaction and reinstatement
  • Warning tapes and route markers

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The projects that made us

Long trench

2000

We kicked off our work on major projects in 2000 by providing trenching services and laying 300km of railway signal cables for the Bordertown to Monarto railway signal upgrade.

Trenching and cable laying

2006

In 2006, we worked for:

  • The Wattle Point Windfarm HV cable installation project in South Australia
  • The Shire of Exmouth’s Main Street lighting installation project
  • The Yandyarra Airport Lighting project, including 5km of trenching for lighting

Trenching

2008

The 2008 Lucky Bay Fibre Optic Project by ABB Pty Ltd required us to complete rock sawing and cable laying from Cowell to Lucky Bay.

Cable installation

2010

We provided our rock sawing, trenching, directional drilling, cable hauling, cable laying, pit, pipe, and cable marker installation services to the Regional Backbone Black Spot Project (RBBP) in 2010 for Visionstream Communications Pty Ltd.


Learn more about all our past projects here. 

Get in touch

Want to know more about what we do at Underground Installations? Contact us today by calling (08) 8166 7267 for a quote or fill out our contact form. We will get back to you soon.

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