Victorian water and sewerage retailer South East Water has appointed two design and construction consortiums to undertake approximately $400 million of water and sewerage works in Melbourne’s South East, as part of its five year capital works program.

Contracts were signed this month by two joint ventures: Fulton Hogan, Delplant and Beca, and Comdain Infrastructure, Downer EDI and MWH. The two teams have secured a place as South East Water’s capital delivery partners for major pipes and structures work.

South East Water General Manager Asset Creation Charlie Littlefair said the program of works will start this month and continue through until June 2018, in line with the company’s five year Water Plan.

“The program will deliver approximately $400 million in capital works, with a focus on designing and constructing trunk sewer mains, water distribution mains, recycled water mains, water and sewage pump stations, reservoirs and contingency tanks and minor sewer treatment plant upgrades,” said Mr Littlefair.

“Water and sewerage services are largely hidden from view – clean, healthy water comes out of your tap, your toilet flushes and you think nothing of it. But with 23,000 kilometres of pipes and over 80 water pump stations and 255 sewage pump stations in our service area – it takes great expertise to design and construct our infrastructure.

“And so we’re pleased to have two strong consortiums working with us over the coming years to undertake these important works in Melbourne’s south east.

“We’re confident that our new model will allow for the best of competition combined with the best of collaboration in the delivery of new works over the coming five year period. We look forward to the two teams delivering South East Water – and our customers – the very best value in water and sewerage infrastructure,” concluded Mr Littlefair.


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