Three Power and Water Corporation projects have been recognised at the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) 2016 Northern Awards and the 2016 Northern Territory (NT) Training Awards.

The three projects include:

  • The Adelaide River Treatment Plant with project partners SUEZ and Goodline
  • The Manymak Energy Efficiency Project with project partner the Centre for Appropriate Technology
  • The Darwin Zone 66/11kV Substation with project partner: UGL

The Adelaide River Treatment Plant won the Northern Distinction Award and the Innovation, Research and Development Excellence Award. The project provided improved drinking water outcomes for the rural township of Adelaide River by using bacteria found in the natural groundwater to remove iron and manganese.

The Manymak Energy Efficiency Project won the Environmental Excellence Award. The project educated more than 500 residents throughout East Arnhem Land on the benefits of using power and water more efficiently.

The Darwin Zone 66/11kV Substation was awarded the President’s Award and was highly commended in the Project Management category. The substation was built to meet the future electricity demands of commercial and residential growth in Darwin CBD.

Power and Water Corporation staff member Ella Cavallaro was awarded the Austin Ache Apprentice of the year at the NT Training Awards with Alice Springs member Blessing Palupe awarded Trainee of the Year finalist.  

Power and Water Chief Executive, Michael Thomson, said these significant awards reflected the excellent work being done across the corporation.

“It’s fantastic to see the efforts of our team and the many successful projects acknowledged at an industry level,” Mr Thomson said.

“Everyone involved should be proud of their achievements.”

Lauren brings a fresh approach to content. While she’s previously written for publications as diverse as Australian Geographic, The Border Watch and Girlfriend, she’s found her true passion in her current role as an editor in the world of energy and infrastructure trade magazines.

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