The talent of our team is what sets us apart

ORGANISATIONAL CHART & KEY PERSONNEL

AWDD prides itself on the strength of our Organisational Structure and the talent and quality of our people, because the strength of our organisation and talent of our team is what sets up apart from our competitors.

Yes, we use specialised equipment and some of the most innovative drilling methods in the world today and we have an unshakable commitment to safety and environmental best practice, but without the correct structure and the experienced key personnel we could not provide excellence in the delivery of services, on time and on target, every time.

AWDD attracts some of Australia’s most respected HDD personnel, combining over 50 years’ experience in innovative trenchless construction operations, having successfully completed some of Australia’s most complex HDD pipeline projects. We are driven to identify, attract and retain the most competent personnel in our industry and to provide them with a productive, safe and harmonious work environment.

AWDD’s core belief is that its success is underpinned by an agreed direction by the owner, senior management and all personnel; a strong and genuine client focus;  effective recruitment of the right people – the engine room of the company; continuously monitoring and improving our industry-leading systems and protocols; and the use of the best quality equipment, which is well maintained to achieve the safest and highest quality results for our clients.

Through the strong organisational structure and key talent AWDD is able to provide a comprehensive suite of services; including but not limited to:

  • Existing Service Location (Utilising our Vacuum Trucks for Non Destructive Digging)
  • Site Surveying
  • Geotechnical Reports
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling Design (RPEQ Certified if required)
  • Construction Methodology (Including Safety, Environmental and Traffic Mangement plans as required)
  • Site Preparation
  • Complete Range of Pipeline Services (Supply, Transportation, Welding etc.)
  • Directional Drilling and Pipeline Installation
  • Site Reinstatement
  • QA Documentation

Australia Wide Directional Drilling Organisation Chart

Australia Wide Directional Drilling Organisation Chart

Key Operational Personnel & Values

COREY PASSLOW, GENERAL MANAGER

Corey Passlow, GENERAL MANAGER

The leadership Corey brings to AWDD derives from a wealth of varied and well respected experience over 30 years in the civil construction industry. A qualified Land Surveyor, he has successfully led gas pipeline and major black coal infrastructure projects, motorway and drainage redevelopment, high rise developments and property subdivisions throughout Australia and the UK.

Corey’s business acumen is driven by a strong client centric to provide the most professional, safe and quality product/service, ensuring AWDD’s component is delivered on time and within budget, thus ensuring AWDD holds preferred supplier status with all partnering companies.  This focus on total client satisfaction and continually exceeding client expectation is a by-product of his time spent as a Civil Estimator within high profile civil construction companies.

AWDD, under the leadership of Corey, is committed to ensuring our company provides unparalleled service to each and every client by going the extra mile, listening to their client’s needs, and most importantly, “Making Boring Interesting”.

BRETT AVENELL, OPERATIONS MANAGER

Brett Avenell, HDD SUPERINTENDENT

Brett has almost 20 years of experience as an HDD Operations Manager overseeing large scale drilling operations throughout Australia. On the Sea-Gas Pipeline Project in Point Campbell Victoria, Brett managed the largest number of directional drills of any project in Australia to date, while overseeing the running of five directional drill sites which included major river crossings as the Murray and Torrens Rivers.

Brett has the demonstrated ability to manage, develop, lead and administer the multifaceted components of large scale drilling projects including budgeting, programming, environmental, safety and quality issues affecting successful on-time project completion. He can formulate and evaluate drilling methods to produce effective delivery strategies and also successfully identify risks and opportunities.