Water NSW have awarded a $20m NSW Metering Scheme Project contract.

Comdain Infrastructure, through its joint venture with John Holland has been awarded the NSW Metering Project.

The contract involves the design, supply and installation of approximately 700 new remote telemetry water meters and the long term maintenance of approximately 2,000 meters across the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lower Darling catchments areas of the Southern NSW Murray‐Darling Basin.

Jim Gaha, Comdain’s Chief Operating Officer said “This is a great opportunity for Comdain (and John Holland) to further cement our position as the leading irrigation infrastructure delivery partner, through its Engineering and Asset Management service provision.”

The project is part of the ‘Sustaining the Basin’ initiative funded under the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Water for the Future’ program which aims to deliver water savings to be shared between the environment and community.

Alex Marshall, Comdain’s General Manager Irrigation said, “This is a great opportunity to build on our extensive irrigation metering experience and deliver state of the art technology to Water NSW and the irrigators of south western NSW. Our specialist team based in Echuca are looking forward to delivering this exciting project.”

The first design phase of the project commenced in late May with construction scheduled for completion in June 2016 followed by a five year maintenance program. At the peak of site works, the project workforce is expected to reach 50 people.

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