UGI is actively involved in the installation of the telecommunications network throughout South Australia. The company has an extensive range of plant equipment providing a comprehensive range of services, including excavation by trenching and rock sawing; horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in both soil and rock; copper and fibre laying and hauling; pit & conduit installation; DBYD (Dial-before-you Dig) cable location; warning tapes and route markers; backfill, compaction and reinstatement; with ‘end to end’ capability.
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. Client base has included ABB Pty Ltd, UGL, Silcar Communications, Downer Group, Service Stream Communications, Visionstream Communications, Nextgen Networks, SA Power Networks, Fulton Hogan and Telstra.
Ditch Witch® Trenching Equipment for Open Pit Grade Control was pioneered by the Company's Director Warwick Archer and Geologist Adrian Griffin at Marvel Loch Gold Mine Western Australia in 1984.The success of this technique led to widespread use in the Goldfields of Western Australia and Northern Territory. Murchison Grade Control Pty Ltd was founded in 1988 to provide these services as a dedicated Contractor. The Ditch Witch® sample provides an excellent high density continuous sample across strike enhancing visual control and sub-surface exposure for mapping. Collection of the finely ground, well mixed sample is simple, fast and labour efficient and requires little additional laboratory preparation.
Trenching equipment uses the Chain or Boom with a continuous cutting chain, or the Earth Saw (Rock Saw), a rotating wheel with tungsten carbide teeth. Chain trenching is suitable for soft (free dig) oxide ores where greater depth is required. Rock Saws are capable of digging in tougher ground conditions than the chain without varying trench depth.
UGI and MGC maintains a fleet of modern Ditch Witch Heavy Duty Earth Saws, Rock Chain Trenchers, Directional Boring machines and associated equipment providing specialist civil services. Our plant equipment is supported by fixed base and containerised workshops, 4WD field vehicles and trucks for mobilisation and aircraft for spares backup. View Equipment Inventory.
Contact UGI Director, Tony Gold
Telephone: (08) 8186 4300
Mobile: 0411 082 735
Fax: (08) 8186 1669
Contact UGI and MGC Director, Warwick Archer
Telephone: (08) 9319 1113
Mobile: 0417 977 841