Contract awarded for treatment plant upgrade

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Melbourne Water has awarded a contract to upgrade the treatment capacity at its Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.

CPB Contractors, part of the CIMIC Group, and UGL won the contract for the design and construction of the upgrade, which will generate a combined revenue to the joint venture partners of approximately $127 million over a four-year period.

The project involves the design and construction of a new sewage treatment facility with a
hydraulic capacity of 140ML/day.

The new treatment facility is designed to integrate with the existing Western Treatment Plant.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer, Adolfo Valderas, said, “The CIMIC Group’s major project
experience, diverse capabilities and commitment to innovation and sustainability within the
water industry position us strongly for projects such as the upgrade of the Western Treatment
Plant.

“This significant project will support Melbourne Water in meeting the needs of Melbourne’s
expanding population, now and into the future, and it is an example of the complementary
capabilities of the CIMIC Group and UGL.”

CPB Contractors Managing Director, Román Garrido, said, “Our track record of successfully
delivering brownfield and greenfield wastewater treatment facilities is extensive.

“We are pleased to contribute our world-class design and construction techniques, and
innovative environmental solutions, to deliver the second stage of the upgrade to the Western
Treatment Plant for Melbourne Water, and to build a cost-efficient asset of ongoing value.”

Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2017, with commissioning expected by the end
of 2018 following which the joint venture will undertake operations and maintenance of the plant for a period of up to two years to the end of 2020.

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