Melbourne Water has chosen three joint ventures to participate in the first phase of the Western Treatment Plant (WTP) Stage 2 Augmentation project.

The augmentation project is the second stage in a three-stage program of works at WTP to provide innovative, cost-effective and integrated solutions to managing environmental compliance (biodiversity and marine discharge) and increased sewage loads and recycled water demand into the future.

The augmentation project will ultimately deliver a new secondary sewage treatment plant at WTP, with a nominal treatment capacity of 140 million litres of sewage a day.

The joint ventures are:

  • iN2ovate – a joint venture between John Holland, Aquatec-Maxcon and GHD.
  • Organic Water – a joint venture between McConnell Dowell and DownerTenix, complemented by Organica Water, Inc. and CH2MHill
  • Thiess-UGL-Jacobs joint venture

The joint ventures will have opportunity to optimise designs and mitigate risk, and for Melbourne Water to refine its requirements and gain a better understanding of viable solutions. All three joint ventures will be undertaking pilot plant trials or onsite testing.

Project manager Guy Fazzino said Melbourne Water was excited by the potential for the project to further demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to innovation and sustainability in the water industry

“We have structured this project so that we can confidently invest in the best technology and knowledge to build a cost efficient asset which will ensure we continue to deliver great value service to our customers,” Said Mr Fazzino

The second phase of the project, will involve the design and construction of a full scale secondary sewage treatment plant which was developed from the preferred treatment concept identified from the first phase.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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