About Us

BTB Australia has established itself as a major driller in the pipeline industry working for large contractors such as AJ Lucas, Delco and East Coast Pipelines, installing various size gas and oil pipelines from Darwin to Tasmania. 

We have also completed many smaller Civil projects which combine the expertise of Directional Drilling and Civil Works crews linking bore pipe, installing pits and trenching as required.  We are effectively a one stop shop where the customer only deals with one client from design to completion.  We can also supply hauling, splicing of optic fibre via a sister company.

The company has always maintained a good working relationship with its clientelle over many years, and made many good friends and cemented excellent working ties at all levels of management as well as field staff. 

We are at all times committed to providing quality service on a timely and cost effective basis.

BTB Australia Pty Ltd  has the management organization, technical skills , training capability and financial resources to provide a professional and efficient service on all projects.

Company History and Founders

The company was incorporated in 1958 by its founder, Bart Tenberge, who started as a Cartage Contractor, supplying quarry products to building sites in the Melbourne area.

In the early 1960ís the company branched out into excavation equipment, and this eventually led to obtaining work from the Colonial Gas Association, where the company grew quickly with the Gas industry.  With its founderís guiding hand the company soon established excellent credentials to become one of the major pipeline contractors in Melbourne and was well known for the quality of its work and the ability to complete projects on time.

In 1980 the company decided to branch out into providing concrete sawing services, as much of its work required sawcutting, especially in the inner city areas, where the Corporation was heavily involved in renewal works.  Within a couple of years the current Director, Mike Tenberge established an excellent reputation for the quality of his work in this field, and established the company as one of the major concrete sawing companies in Melbourne.

In 1994 with the advent of Directional Drilling, the company established a Directional Drilling branch, and has quickly established expert teams with many years of experience in this technology.  We have completed many major projects for Telstra, NDC, Optus, AAPT and Leighton Constructions with excellent results. We believe that Directional Drilling has a lot to offer the pipeline industry, and provided that companies involved in this area work to a high standard, the cost benefits should prove enormous over the next few years, as well as minimising disruption to the public.