Rio Tinto – Wickham
Osmoflo has secured the contract for the design, construction and commissioning of a tertiary wastewater treatment plant in northern Western Australia.
The contract was awarded by Rio Tinto for the Wickham township to service its Cape Lambert Port operations. The new wastewater treatment plant to be designed, constructed and commissioned by Osmoflo is part of the broader Wickham expansion project. Following commissioning and testing the plant will be handed over to the WA Water Corporation.
Osmoflo is responsible for process design and delivery of an advanced membrane based ultrafiltration system including chemical dosing, chlorination and other mechanical equipment. Reflecting its increasing capabilities in turnkey water and wastewater solutions, Osmoflo has also been appointed to carry out all site installation and civil works associated with the project and commissioning. All works will be carried out in compliance with both Rio Tinto and Water Corporation standards and will also meet regulations covering construction in cyclone-prone areas.
Drawing treated wastewater from the existing facultative lagoons, the membrane based filtration system will produce reclaimed water in line with WA Department of Health Guidelines. This will be used to irrigate open space in and around the Wickham Township.