The AWRP will be built for Western Australia’s Water Corporation in Craigie, north of Perth. It will use treated water from the Beenyup Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to inject highly-treated wastewater into aquifers as part of a project to boost Perth’s drinking water supplies.
The Thiess and CH2M HILL 50/50 joint venture will undertake the AU$80m (£44m) project in alliance with the Water Corporation, with the joint venture awarding all contract packages on the project.
Thiess WA/NT General Manager Stuart Crofts said that the contract continues Thiess’ record of undertaking projects for the Water Corporation during the past 15 years. “Thiess was part of the W2W Alliance that built the trial recycling plant at the Beenyup facility, in addition to upgrading and expanding the Beenyup and Woodman Point WWTPs,” he said. Theiss is also currently designing and constructing the East Rockingham WWTP in an alliance with the Water Corporation and SKM-Jacobs.
The project is scheduled to reach practical completion by December 2015, followed by a 30-week validation and verification stage.