An engineering company has been awarded a $100 million contract by Shoalhaven City Council in New South Wales as part of stage one of its Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (REMS).

UGL will deliver the project which aims to maximise the use of reclaimed water for beneficial purposes, rather than disposing of it into the environment.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Shoalhaven City Council to deliver this important project in the ongoing sustainable future for the growing Shoalhaven community,” UGL CEO Ross Taylor said.

“An innovative and collaborative approach has been taken between UGL and the Council in relation to the project, and we look forward to working with the Council in successful delivery of stage 1B of the scheme.”

REMS 1B is the biggest public works project to be undertaken by Shoalhaven City Council and will see reclaimed water from the Nowra and Bomaderry Sewage Treatment Plants connect to the existing scheme.

The connection of reclaimed water from the upgraded sewage treatment plants in stage 1B to the REMS distribution system will effectively double the daily reclaimed water supply managed by the scheme.

“As the largest project undertaken by Shoalhaven City Council, REMS 1B has involved a rigorous tender process that has now been finalised,” Director of Shoalhaven Water Carmel Krogh said.

“The review of tenders has been ongoing since February this year and we are pleased to announce that UGL has been selected through this process.

“We are looking forward to working with UGL to deliver a high quality project and showcase Shoalhaven’s leadership in this field.”

Scope of works to be undertaken by UGL includes:  

  • Upgrade to Nowra and Bomaderry sewage treatment plants  
  • Design and construction of a pipeline under Shoalhaven River connecting the Bomaderry sewage treatment plant to the Nowra sewage treatment plant

The contract is expected to be completed over a two year period with works commencing in late August 2016.

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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