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Abigroup Water partners with Sydney Water for program alliance

04 April 2011

Abigroup Water has secured a contract to upgrade Sydney Water’s wastewater treatment plants as part of the Sydney Odour Management Program in Sydney and the Illawarra. The first stage will involve an $80 million upgrade to the Malabar, Cronulla and North Head wastewater treatment plants.

The five year Odour Management Program Alliance between Sydney Water, Abigroup Water and CH2M Hill will reduce odour at the plants through capture and treatment.

Abigroup Water’s General Manager Chris Bulloch said, “We’re excited to be working with Sydney Water and look forward to delivering exceptional results.

“Program alliancing is an excellent vehicle to deliver capital works and ensures consistencies and significant savings across the projects through efficiencies and economy of scale.”

Abigroup MD David Jurd & Finance Director David Walker (on right of front row) with representatives from Sydney Water and CH2M Hill at the contract signing

The Malabar Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sydney Water established its Odour Management Program to reduce the risk of odours impacting on surrounding communities to its wastewater treatment plants. It will also ensure Sydney Water meets its licence requirements from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.

Sydney Water collects and treats more than 1.3 billion litres of wastewater from homes and businesses every day. The wastewater network includes over 24,000km of pipes and services around 1.7 million homes and businesses in Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.

Much of the wastewater at the 16 treatment plants is recycled for use by industry and for irrigation and Sydney Water produces about 180,000 wet tonnes of bio-solids annually which are 100 per cent beneficially used in agriculture, composting and land rehabilitation.

Abigroup’s partnership with CH2M Hill (Designer) is a 50/50 joint venture, and will also draw upon the experience of CNF (Electrical, Mechanical and Controls) and Phillips Group (Community).

Abigroup Water is delivering a range of high profile projects around Australia. These include the $320 million Northern Network Alliance, the $1.14 billion Adelaide Desalination Plant, the $125 million Murrumbidgee to Googong Pipeline, the $69 million CaSPA Program Alliance, the $30 million Melbourne Geelong Pipeline project and the Hunter Water Alliance: a $240 million five-year program of work with the Hunter Water Corporation.

Amongst the major projects completed by Abigroup Water is the Southern Regional Water Pipeline Alliance (SRWPA) in South East Queensland. The Alliance carried out a $1.3 billion program for client Link Water which included three major projects – the Southern Regional Water Pipeline, the Northern Pipeline Interconnector (Stage 1) and the Eastern Pipeline Interconnector.

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