Melbourne Water has selected the joint venture between KBR and John Holland (JHKBRJV) to deliver engineering, procurement and construction services for water, wastewater and drainage projects in Melbourne over the next three years. JHKBRJV is one of two joint ventures that will deliver these services as part of Melbourne Water’s 2013 Water Plan capital works program.

The JHKBRJV partners bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the capital works program and welcome the opportunity to work with Melbourne Water in their focus to deliver water infrastructure improvements for the people of Melbourne.

KBR’s Director of Water, Asia Pacific, Ted Cusack, said the joint venture partners are looking forward to working collaboratively with Melbourne Water on delivering successful projects under this innovative new water infrastructure delivery model.

KBR and John Holland have collectively delivered over $8 billion worth of water infrastructure projects.

“KBR has over 60 years of experience delivering water projects in Australia and has played a key role in many nation building infrastructure projects in the region. We look forward to working with our joint venture partner, John Holland, to deliver optimal water solutions and make a lasting contribution to the Melbourne community by providing improved facilities with a strong focus on environmental solutions,” Mr Cusack said.

John Holland’s Executive General Manager for Specialist Engineering Businesses, Brendan Petersen, said the company continues to build on its core capabilities in the Australian market and is expanding these core capabilities into international markets.

“We are one of Australia’s leading service providers of innovative solutions for the delivery and operation of water and environment infrastructure solutions,” Mr Petersen said.

“Our strength lies in our dedication to safety, our clients’ needs, our people, our partners, quality and delivery performance.  We look forward to working with our partner KBR to deliver value for money for the residents of Melbourne,” Mr Petersen said.

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets. For more information, visit

John Holland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited (ASX: LEI), is one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and services providers to the infrastructure, energy and resources and transport services sectors. Operating across Australia and in New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East, John Holland’s business is driven by its collaborative approach to project delivery and its diversity of skills and capabilities.

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