Sydney Water has awarded a global water and waste management company a contract extension for operations at its Sydney’s Prospect Water Filtration Plant.

Sydney Water awarded SUEZ an extension to its operations and maintenance contract at the plant.

With joint venture partner UniSuper, the fourteen year addition will extend the current contract from 2021 to 2035.

The Prospect Water Filtration Plant is one of the world’s largest water filtration plants with a capacity to provide drinking water for up to 85 per cent of Sydney’s population, making it one of Sydney’s most critical pieces of infrastructure.

SUEZ’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Venhoek, said the company was excited to continue its work with Sydney Water.

“SUEZ is proud of the role we play in delivering safe and reliable drinking water to more than 4.8million local residents,” Mr Venhoek said.

UniSuper’s Head of Property and Private Markets, Kent Robbins said UniSuper is pleased to continue its long term commitment of this quality investment.

Sydney Water’s Managing Director, Kevin Young, said the extension is credited to SUEZ’s strong track record of operational excellence from the initial construction of the plant through to the quality of water produced.

“Sydney Water is committed to providing high quality services and through the Prospect Water Filtration Plant Sydneysiders are enjoying some of the best quality water in the world,” said Mr Young.

Building on a 25 year partnership with Sydney Water, SUEZ will continue to operate Prospect Water Filtration Plant 24-hours a day, seven days a week, filtering up to three billion litres of water per day.

Mr Venhoek said SUEZ has a significant presence across Sydney operating a number of water and waste infrastructure facilities.

“On the back of our long-term partnership with Sydney Water, we look forward to ensuring the Prospect Water Filtration Plant continues to efficiently serve Sydney’s increasing water needs well into the future,” said Mr Young.

Under the build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) contract, ownership of the Prospect Water Filtration Plant will transfer to Sydney Water in 2035.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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