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Black & Veatch wins major water project in Western Australia

Black & Veatch, in a joint venture with Civmec (BVCJV), will upgrade and expand Western Australia’s largest wastewater treatment plant. 

The EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) alliance contract with the Water Corporation will see Black & Veatch return to Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, with the work to be completed by end of 2019.

“We have deep roots with water and wastewater engineering in Perth that date back to the early years of the 20th century, and it’s great to return to Woodman Point. Teaming with Civmec sharpens our focus on delivering the best long term value for the community through local participation, capital savings, and environmental improvements.”

James Currie, Managing Director of Black & Veatch’s water business in Australia. “ 

The joint venture will design and build the works. The plant’s treatment capacity will increase from 140 million litres a day to 180 million litres a day, and serve 900,000 people when completed. The upgrade also consists of:

  • Expansion of existing odour collection and treatment systems;
  • New grit removal facility;
  • New flow distribution channel;
  • New sedimentation tanks; and
  • Conversion of the existing batch reactor to a permanent aeration facility. 

Patrick Tallon, Chief Executive Officer, Civmec said, “Following a rigorous proposal process we are extremely pleased that the Water Corporation has selected the Civmec and Black & Veatch joint venture as the successful proponent for these critical works. We see water and wastewater infrastructure as a long-term business opportunity and are committed to working together with our partner to deliver the best project outcome for the Water Corporation and the local community.” 

The contract awarded to BVCJV will commence end of November 2016. 

Editor’s Notes:

  • Black & Veatch was part of the W2W Alliance with Water Corporation that delivered extensive wastewater treatment plant upgrades over a five-year programme to the metropolitan plants of Beenyup and Woodman Point. 
  • The BVCJV is a 50:50 unincorporated joint venture between Civmec Construction and Engineering Pty Ltd and Black & Veatch Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Woodman Point is located 22km south of Perth, Western Australia.
  • Black & Veatch acquired Binnie & Partners in 1995 who carried out the consultancy work on the 650 kilometre Golden Pipeline in 1903. Black & Veatch has been doing business in Australia for four decades. 

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