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Johnson Screens is part of the North East Link (NEL) project in Australia

Melbourne, November 9th ,2023 – Johnson Screens is contributing to the largest road project investment in Victoria, Australia, known as the North East Link (NEL) project. As part of Victoria’s Big Build, the project consists of the construction of three major road projects, including 6.5km North East Link tunnels, which will provide an efficient link between the city’s freeway network by removing 15,000 trucks a day from local roads and reducing travel times by up to 35 minutes. 

For the construction of the tunnel, twin Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM’s), each with a 15.6m diameter, are currently being used alongside two Sequential Excavation Method (SEM) tunnels and two cut-and-cover structures, which together will require civil dewatering & recharge wells. Johnson Screens was selected by Star Drilling, a lead provider of drilling services to the Australian drilling industry and one of the companies involved in the construction, to provide approximately 1000 meters (3,280 ft) of 6’’ diameter screens made in Australia for the recharge wells. 

Star Drilling will use our stainless-steel water well screens to complete the recharge wells. Built with our proprietary Vee-Wire®, they provide the mechanical strength and resilience required to withstand the high flow rates needed for the application and ensure the longevity of a healthy water well. 

Johnson Screens is proud to have been chosen by Star Drilling as part of this important project that will change how people move around Melbourne! 

Learn more about our well screens and casing portfolio at:  

About Star Drilling 

Star Drilling offers professional drilling services on a diverse range of drilling projects across Australasia, from high-profile infrastructure to environmental, geotechnical and exploration. Large or small drilling programs. 

About Johnson Screens 

Johnson Screens is the leading global provider of screening and auxiliary solutions. We support a wide range of industries, such as water wells, environmental, energy, chemicals, food and beverage, and mining, with our highly engineered and precisely fabricated products. 


Renato Barbedo – Global Marketing Director