The project is being delivered for Hunter Water, in partnership with constructor, John Holland, and lead engineer, GHD.
In collaboration with the project partners and specialised subcontractors, the design will now be further refined to integrate and optimise the process solution and facility layout while meeting the required sustainability targets. Producing a Target Out-turn Cost (TOC) for the project will allow HWC to finalise funding arrangements, and then ultimately deliver the required customised process equipment for this 30 MLD Seawater Desalination Plant.
The project is a key part of the NSW Government’s Lower Hunter Water Security Plan, which aims to ensure the Lower Hunter has a resilient, secure and sustainable water supply in the future.
Osmoflo’s Chief Executive Officer, Carmine Ciccocioppo, commented: “We are proud to be able to utilise our significant process expertise and local experience to help secure the water future for residents within the Lower Hunter region, and we look forward to collaborating with our project partners to deliver a truly world class asset.”
Osmoflo will utilise it’s significant Australian and International desalination experience to design, fabricate and supply a ‘state of the art’ seawater desalination facility. The plant will produce high quality drinking water compliant with the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and will connect locally into the region’s existing water distribution network.
John Holland is Australia and New Zealand’s leading end-to-end integrated infrastructure, building, rail and multi-modal transport company. They currently deliver many of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects – from the Melbourne Metro Tunnel and Sydney Metro to the Australian-first Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Queensland – as well as significant water, property and urban renewal projects.
GHD is a global network of multi-disciplinary professionals providing clients with integrated solutions through engineering, environmental, design and construction expertise. Their future-focused, innovative approaches connect and support communities around the world, and seek to achieve resilience and sustainability for generations to come.
A John Holland spokesperson said, “Water infrastructure investment is critical to the viability of our regional communities – because we know how devastating the impacts of drought can be. Working closely with Hunter Water and our project partners, John Holland has been busy carrying out technical investigations –both on land and on the water – to move this exciting project forward.”
If approved, construction on the plant is expected to start from 2024.
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