CPB Contractors wins water treatment plant upgrade

25 Nov 16

CPB Contractors has been selected by Melbourne Water to deliver the Western Treatment Plant – Treatment Capacity Increase Project in a 50:50 joint venture with UGL Limited (UGL).

The design and construct contract will generate combined revenue to the joint venture partners of approximately $127 million over a four year period.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Adolfo Valderas said: “The CIMIC Group’s major project experience, diverse capabilities and commitment to innovation and sustainability within the water industry position us strongly for projects such as the upgrade of the Western Treatment Plant.

“This significant project will support Melbourne Water in meeting the needs of Melbourne’s expanding population, now and into the future, and it is an example of the complementary capabilities of the CIMIC Group and UGL.”

CPB Contractors Managing Director Román Garrido said: “Our track record of successfully delivering brownfield and greenfield wastewater treatment facilities is extensive.

“We are pleased to contribute our world-class design and construction techniques, and innovative environmental solutions, to deliver the second stage of the upgrade to the Western Treatment Plant for Melbourne Water, and to build a cost-efficient asset of ongoing value.”

The project involves the design and construction of a new sewage treatment facility with a hydraulic capacity of 140ML/day. The new treatment facility is designed to integrate with the existing Western Treatment Plant.

The Western Treatment Plant is located in Werribee.

Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2017, with commissioning expected by the end of the 2018 calendar year and following which the joint venture will undertake operations and maintenance of the plant for a period of up to two years to the end of 2020.

[Image courtesy of Melbourne Water]